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.
Carly Rae Jepsen Wants the Boy Scouts to Change Their Ways

Carly Rae Jepsen Wants the Boy Scouts to Change Their Ways

"Here's hoping they make the right decision and I'm praying that moves like this will help," the singer says.

S.F. May Rename Lech Walesa Street

S.F. May Rename Lech Walesa Street

The former Polish president's antigay remarks may cost him his place on the streets of San Francisco.

'Ex-Gay' Therapy Group Loses Tax-Exempt Status

'Ex-Gay' Therapy Group Loses Tax-Exempt Status

The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality has failed to file required forms for the past three years, says the IRS.

Antigay Attitudes Intensify in Russia

Poll: 87% of Russians Don't Want Gay Pride in Their City

A new study finds Russians more hostile toward LGBT people than they were eight years ago.

Colorado House Passes Civil Unions, Gov. Expected to Sign

Colorado House Passes Civil Unions

The law is scheduled to go into effect May 1.

Queen Elizabeth 'Stands Up' for Gay Rights Without Mentioning Them

Queen Elizabeth 'Stands Up' For Gay Rights Without Mentioning Them

While Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is being hailed as a progressive leader for signing a new Commonwealth charter that opposes discrimination based on gender, LGBT activists note that the monarch has never actually uttered the words 'gay' or 'lesbian.'

Debunked Antigay Parenting Study Commissioned to Sway Supreme Court

Documents Show Debunked Study Was Targeted at High Court

Documents recently released by the University of Texas show that a widely discredited study on family structures by associate professor Mark Regnerus was funded by a right-wing antigay group and intended to provide evidence that gay and lesbian parents are inadequate in order to present that argument to the Supreme Court.

The Queen of England Supports Equal Rights

Queen Elizabeth II will be signing a new charter that will back of equal rights for women and gays, while fighting discrimination

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