Politics
In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out about legislation related to same-sex marriage, adoption, and other issues in gay politics that will impact the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
WATCH: Harvey Milk's Nephew on Progress and the Road Ahead
May 23 2014 3:01 PM ET

WATCH: Harvey Milk's Nephew on Progress and the Road Ahead

Trudy Ring

On the day a postage stamp honoring his late uncle was issued, Stuart Milk went on MSNBC to talk about LGBT advances as well as the persistence of homophobia at home and abroad.

Lawmakers Urge U.S. to Stand Against Brunei's Antigay Penal Code
May 23 2014 2:40 PM ET

Lawmakers Urge U.S. to Stand Against Brunei's Antigay Penal Code

Daniel Reynolds

Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin has drafted a letter, supported by 20 House members, urging the United States to exclude Brunei from free trade talks until its human rights violations are addressed.

Rally Planned for Jailed 16-Year-Old Trans Girl
May 23 2014 1:39 PM ET

Rally Planned for Jailed 16-Year-Old Trans Girl

Parker Marie Molloy

More than a month after a transgender teen was placed in an adult prison, activists plan to again rally in support of her release.

 Gay Ex-CNN Employee Sues Network After Termination for 'Flamboyant' Attire
May 23 2014 1:06 PM ET

Gay Ex-CNN Employee Sues Network After Termination for 'Flamboyant' Attire

Daniel Reynolds

Was it a violation of dress code or discrimination that led to the termination of the colorfully dressed William Kane from CNN?

WATCH: Fred Phelps Recanted Homophobia, Says Grandson
May 23 2014 1:00 PM ET

WATCH: Fred Phelps Recanted Homophobia, Says Grandson

Trudy Ring

Zacharias Phelps-Roper claims the notoriously antigay preacher developed empathy for all, including gays, shortly before his death.

South Dakota Couples Challenge Marriage Ban
May 22 2014 5:16 PM ET

South Dakota Couples Challenge Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

Six couples filed suit in federal court in Sioux Falls challenging the state's voter-approved constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Catholic-School Teacher of 45 Years Quits Over New Antigay Contract
May 22 2014 3:38 PM ET

Catholic-School Teacher of 45 Years Quits Over New Antigay Contract

Michael O'Loughlin

A veteran Catholic-school teacher says signing Cincinnati's new contract would amount to condemning his gay friends.

Ga. Candidate: Gay Cabal Recruiting Children, Threatens Nation
May 22 2014 3:13 PM ET

Ga. Candidate: Gay Cabal Recruits Kids, Threatens Nation

Trudy Ring

Congressional hopeful Jody Hice, who just advanced to a runoff, made these points in a 2012 book, not realizing some of the material he quoted was meant ironically.

Anderson Cooper Blasts Dallas Anchor for Michael Sam Kiss Reaction
May 22 2014 2:25 PM ET

Anderson Cooper Blasts Dallas Anchor for Michael Sam Kiss Reaction

Michelle Garcia

A local Dallas TV anchor says ESPN was only looking to make news when it aired Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano's kiss. Anderson Cooper has some words for her.

WATCH LIVE: Harvey Milk Stamp Dedication
May 22 2014 1:55 PM ET

WATCH LIVE: Harvey Milk Stamp Dedication

Michelle Garcia

Politicians, activists, and LGBT notables will attend a special event at the White House Thursday to officially dedicate the Harvey Milk Stamp at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Catholic Cardinal Praises Eurovision Winner
May 22 2014 12:54 PM ET

Catholic Cardinal Praises Eurovision Winner

Michael O'Loughlin

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn congratulates Conchita Wurst.

Our Favorite Same-Sex Weddings on TV
May 22 2014 12:35 PM ET

Our Favorite Same-Sex Weddings on TV

Rebekah Allen

Now that Cameron and Mitchell are wed on Modern Family, we're taking a look at some of our favorite same-sex TV weddings.

Publisher of Pro-Gay Christian Book Severs Ties With Christian Media Group
May 22 2014 12:33 PM ET

Publisher of Pro-Gay Christian Book Severs Ties With Christian Media Group

Michael O'Loughlin

The publisher of God and the Gay Christian has resigned from the National Religious Broadcasters.

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