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.
Op-ed: Why Black Lives Should Matter to All LGBT People

Op-ed: Why We Shut Down the Castro

As the #BlackLivesMatter movement forges ahead, white LGBT people don't have to sit on the sidelines.

Democrats Introduce International LGBT Rights Bill

Democrats Introduce International LGBT Rights Bill

The move follows President Obama's State of the Union, which called for protecting LGBT rights as a matter of national security.

The Great Confusion of Mike Huckabee, Esquire

The Great Confusion of Mike Huckabee, Esquire

While invoking the same message as segregationist policy, the former Fox News host also manages to confuse Abraham Lincoln's legacy.

Idaho Won't Add LGBT Protections to Nondiscrimination Law

Idaho Won't 'Add the Words' to Nondiscrimination Law

The 'Add the Words' bill, which would have banned anti-LGBT discrimination, died in a party-line committee vote today.

North Carolina Lawmakers' First Priority: License to Discriminate

North Carolina's First Priority: License to Discriminate

The legislative session of 2015 is barely under way, but lawmakers in North Carolina are already looking for ways to sidestep marriage equality.

Not Really Fired: Bryan Fischer Will Continue to Spew Hate

Not Really Fired: Bryan Fischer Will Continue to Spew Hate

The American Family Association is trying to lower Fischer's profile, but he still has an AFA-affiliated radio show to promote his homophobic bile.

Op-ed: One Little Word Means the World

Op-ed: One Little Word Means the World

The word 'bisexual,' from President Obama's lips to America's ears.

Testimony on Idaho Antibias Bill: 'God Made You' Gay

Testimony on Idaho Antibias Bill: 'God Made You' Gay

The prospects for passage of an LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination law don't look good, but there has been more testimony for it than against.

Meet the Gay Bear Nerds Hoping to Bring Down Jeb Bush

Meet the Gay Bear Nerds Hoping to Bring Down Jeb Bush

The Oregon men hope to derail Bush's presidential ambitions, at least.

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