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.

Queer Self Defense? Free Courses in NYC

With a recent spike in gay bashings, New York City offers free classes for the LGBTQ community

Obama May Tread Carefully on Gay Rights in Africa

Obama May Tread Carefully on Gay Rights in Africa

Advocates are hopeful the president will address rights for LGBT people when he visits three African nations later this week.

Out Congresspeople, Republicans Pose for No H8 Campaign

Republican and Out Members of Congress Say 'No H8'

In new photos released today, the No H8 campaign added 67 additional supporters from the U.S. Congress — including the campaign's first U.S. senators and a Republican member of Congress.

Antigay Climate in Russia Bad for Olympics, Rights Group Says

Antigay Climate in Russia Bad for Olympics, Rights Group Says

Human Rights Watch is concerned about Russia hosting the games; meanwhile, an LGBT rights group is convicted and fined as a 'foreign agent.'

Obama Announces Two More Gay Ambassadorial Nominees

Obama Announces Two More Gay Ambassadorial Nominees

John Berry is the choice for ambassador to Australia, and Wally Brewster for the Dominican Republic.

FBI Director Nominee a Pro-Gay Republican

FBI Director Nominee a Pro-Gay Republican

Jim Comey joined other well-known Republicans in a legal brief supporting marriage equality.

Republican Wants Right to Fire LGBT Employees Who 'Work in a Tutu'

This Man Wants to Fire LGBT Employees Who 'Work in a Tutu'

As support for ENDA makes progress in the Senate, some Republicans try explaining their opposition.

Dallas Councilwoman Objects to "Homosexual Conduct" in HIV Testing Billboard

Dallas Councilwoman Objects to Gay HIV Billboard

A Dallas City Council member has raised concerns that an HIV testing billboard may be promoting tolerance of gay African-American men.

Senate: ENDA Gains 51st Cosponsor

Senate: ENDA Gains 51st Cosponsor

ENDA now has more cosponsors than 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal legislation had in 2010.

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