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.
Quantifying the Effects of Homophobia
May 05 2014 10:00 AM ET

Quantifying the Effects of Homophobia

Dominic Bocci

Data confirms that antigay laws do society more harm than good.

Trans Woman Claims Housing Discrimination by Salvation Army
May 04 2014 7:59 PM ET

Trans Woman Claims Housing Discrimination by Salvation Army

Trudy Ring

Jodielynn Wiley of Dallas says the Salvation Army denied her housing with other women because she had not undergone gender-reassignment surgery.

Gene Robinson Announces Divorce
May 04 2014 1:40 PM ET

Gene Robinson Announces Divorce

Trudy Ring

Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, is divorcing his husband, Mark Andrew.

Methodist Church Considers Liberalization on LGBT Issues
May 04 2014 1:26 PM ET

Methodist Church Considers Liberalization on LGBT Issues

Michael O'Loughlin

The United Methodist Church may vote on liberalizing its stance on LGBT issues in 2016.

WATCH: Correspondents' Dinner a Mixed Bag
May 04 2014 4:24 AM ET

WATCH: Correspondents' Dinner a Mixed Bag

Trudy Ring

Joel McHale bombed with a routine that featured some LGBT-related material, President Obama showed restraint, and Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus stole the show.

N.C.: Anti-Marriage Equality Pol Was Once Drag Performer
May 04 2014 3:00 AM ET

N.C.: Anti-Marriage Equality Pol Was Once Drag Performer

Trudy Ring

Former drag performer Steve Wiles campaigned for North Carolina's anti-marriage equality amendment in 2012, and now he's running for State Senate.

Report: Russia Blacklisting U.S. Gay Political Funders
May 03 2014 12:37 PM ET

Report: Russia Blacklisting U.S. Gay Political Funders

Trudy Ring

The Daily Beast reports that some big LGBT donors to President Obama's election campaigns have been barred from entering Russia.

BREAKING: Ark. AG Supports Marriage Equality
May 03 2014 12:00 PM ET

Ark. AG Supports Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Dustin McDaniel says he'll continue to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage in court, however.

S.D. Lawmaker Posts Diatribe Against Gay Sex
May 03 2014 4:00 AM ET

S.D. Lawmaker Posts Diatribe Against Gay Sex

Trudy Ring

Some of his wording: 'a one-way alley meant only for the garbage truck to go down.'

Indiana Marriage Ruling Possible Next Week
May 02 2014 4:12 PM ET

Indiana Marriage Ruling Possible Next Week

Trudy Ring

A Lambda Legal attorney is optimistic that a federal judge will strike down the ban on same-sex marriage and extend an order for the state to recognize the marriage of her clients.

WATCH: Ronan Farrow Hits Back Against Transphobic Repeal Effort
May 02 2014 3:52 PM ET

Ronan Farrow Strikes at Transphobic Repeal Effort

Parker Marie Molloy

Ronan Farrow, one of the newest additions to MSNBC's daytime lineup, devoted a segment of today's program to discuss the many falsehoods used by opponents of transgender-inclusive laws.

WATCH: Barney Frank Dishes on Cynicism and the Macarena With Seth Meyers
May 02 2014 1:05 PM ET

WATCH: Barney Frank on Cynicism and the Macarena

Jase Peeples

The gay political pioneer shares his feelings on the new documentary about his life and why some songs were banned from his wedding.

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