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.
May 07 2014 5:14 AM ET

Clay Aiken Apparent Winner In N. Carolina Dem U.S. House Primary

The singer holds a slim lead in the Congress primary

No Charges Against Lesbian Minister
May 07 2014 4:50 AM ET

No Charges Against Lesbian Minister

Michael O'Loughlin

The United Methodist Church will not bring charges against Sara Thompson Tweedy.

Catholic Priest Challenges Church on Hostility to Gays
May 07 2014 3:40 AM ET

Catholic Priest Challenges Church on Hostility to Gays

Michael O'Loughlin

In an essay, a D.C.-area priest talks about how his conservative parish welcomes all people.

MSNBC Sorry for Offensive Cinco de Mayo Segment Featuring Thomas Roberts
May 06 2014 6:11 PM ET

MSNBC Sorry for Offensive Cinco de Mayo Segment

Trudy Ring

There was outcry against the segment, which featured sombreros, maracas, and tequila in a way that some viewers thought reinforced stereotypes of Mexicans.

Mo. School District Outs Trans Student to Classmates' Parents
May 06 2014 3:52 PM ET

Mo. School Outs Trans Student to Classmates' Parents

Parker Marie Molloy

A Missouri school district issued a letter to parents last week, informing them of another student's transgender status and asking fellow students to avoid bullying. But did the district violate federal law in the process?

Alaska Thunderfuck Apologizes for Controversial Video
May 06 2014 12:26 PM ET

Alaska Thunderf*ck Apologizes for Controversial Video

Sunnivie Brydum

The drag performer called into the Feast of Fun podcast to apologize for a video he filmed that portrayed a drag queen shooting a transgender blogger in the head.

Wilson Phillips Singer Makes Transphobic Comment on CBS's The Talk, Apologizes
May 06 2014 10:24 AM ET May 06 2014 5:44 PM ET

Carnie Wilson Makes Transphobic Comment on The Talk, Apologizes

Parker Marie Molloy

Carnie Wilson repeatedly referred to Donald Sterling's mistress V. Stiviano as a man on Monday's episode of The Talk, then later said the statement was taken out of context.

Op-ed: It Takes a Real Man to Wear a Cute Dress
May 06 2014 10:20 AM ET

Op-ed: It Takes a Real Man to Wear a Cute Dress

Riki Wilchins

When gender isn't only about pants and dresses.

Op-ed: The Fox News That I Know
May 05 2014 11:50 PM ET

Op-ed: The Fox News That I Know

Ellen Ratner

A lesbian Fox News contributor defends her network and bosses as allegations of homophobia by the news outlet gain traction.

Judge Promises Swift Ruling on Idaho Marriage Ban
May 05 2014 4:43 PM ET

Judge Promises Swift Ruling on Idaho Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

U.S. District Magistrate Candy W. Dale heard arguments regarding Idaho's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, promising to issue a ruling 'in the relatively near future.'

The $40 Million Group Fighting LGBT Rights
May 05 2014 2:01 PM ET

The $40 Million Group Fighting LGBT Rights

Michael O'Loughlin

A group of lawyers in Arizona bankrolls judicial challenges to LGBT rights.

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