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.
Candidate Who Blamed Gays for Disasters Wins Ill. Congressional Primary
March 19 2014 5:04 PM ET

Candidate Who Blamed Gays for Disasters Wins Ill. Primary

Trudy Ring

Republican Susanne Atanus, who said 'God is angry' at gays, pulls off a primary win but faces a popular Democratic incumbent in the general election.

Idaho Protesters Swarm State Legislature
March 19 2014 3:47 PM ET

Idaho Protesters Swarm State Legislature

Michelle Garcia

The people behind Add The Words went to Idaho's state legislature to demand that lawmakers consider adding protections for LGBT citizens to existing antidiscrimination laws.

Ill. Marriage Equality Pioneer Dead at 65
March 19 2014 3:44 PM ET

Ill. Marriage Equality Pioneer Dead at 65

Trudy Ring

Vernita Gray, part of the first same-sex couple married in Illinois after winning a court order, was a veteran activist in her hometown of Chicago.

Marriage Equality Support Doesn't Cost Ill. Repubs
March 19 2014 2:19 PM ET

Marriage Equality Support Doesn't Cost Ill. Repubs

Trudy Ring

Of the three Republican state representatives who voted for marriage equality, two won their primaries by a wide margin, while the other has a narrow lead.

March 19 2014 1:29 PM ET

Satanist's Plan: Make Fred Phelps Posthumously Gay

Lucien Greaves, the leader of the Satanic Temple, says he plans to ensure that the excommunicated Westboro leader is gay in the afterlife

Top Lawyer in Mass.: Catholic Church Guilty of LGBT Discrimination
March 19 2014 11:06 AM ET

Attorney General: Catholic Church Guilty of Discrimination

Michael O'Loughlin

Martha Coakley, the commonwealth's attorney general, says the Catholic diocese of Worcester, Mass., wrongfully denied a real estate sale to a gay couple.

RuPaul Stokes Anger With Use of Transphobic Slur
March 18 2014 4:46 PM ET

RuPaul Stokes Anger With Use of Transphobic Slur

Parker Marie Molloy

The controversial drag queen makes use of the transphobic term 'shemale' in a segment reminiscent of Maury Povich's 'Man or Woman?' episodes.

When Orthodox Jews Come Out, Parents Retreat
March 18 2014 2:22 PM ET

When Orthodox Jews Come Out, Parents Retreat

Michael O'Loughlin

Parents of LGBT children often don't find support in their Orthodox communities, but there is a resource for them.

WATCH: Defrocked Methodist Minister Subject of New Documentary
March 18 2014 1:41 PM ET

WATCH: Defrocked Methodist Minister Subject of New Film

Michael O'Loughlin

An Act of Love chronicles the LGBT activism of Rev. Frank Schaefer.

March 18 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: LA PRIDE Makes a Transgender First

E. Jaye Johnson

Los Angeles's pride festival announces that they're putting transgender people first.

WATCH: Teens Press Australia's Prime Minister on Marriage Equality
March 17 2014 8:02 PM ET

WATCH: Teens Press Australia's Prime Minister on Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Some high school students visiting the nation's capital, Canberra, turned a chance meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott into a tough Q&A session.

Here Media Garners Five Maggie Award Nominations
March 17 2014 7:02 PM ET

Here Media Garners Five Maggie Award Nominations

Daniel Reynolds

The Western Publishing Association has nominated The Advocate and HIV Plus in five categories for excellence in journalism.

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