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.
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.

WATCH: For Father's Day, This 10-Year-Old Wants Job Security for Her Gay Dads

WATCH: 10-Year-Old Explains Why Her Dads Need ENDA

The Scarbrough family from Florida gets personal about what employment nondiscrimination protections could mean for them.

Poland's Only Gay Parliamentarian Attacked After Pride

Poland's Only Gay Parliamentarian Attacked After Pride

Robert Biedron says a man insulted him and his friends outside a cafe in Warsaw before punching his friend and kicking the lawmaker in the stomach.

The History of Prop 8

The History of Prop 8

As we await the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions regarding marriage equality, AFER has produced a video chronicling the case of Prop 8.

Obama Nominates Two More Openly Gay Ambassadors

Obama Nominates Two More Openly Gay Ambassadors

The White House nominated James Costos as U.S. ambassador to Spain, and Rufus Gifford as U.S. ambassador to Denmark.

New Jersey Moves One Step Closer to Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

New Jersey Moves One Step Closer to Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

A New Jersey Assembly committee unanimously approved legislation that would ban licensed professionals from engaging in so-called reparative therapy on minors.

This Nevada Congressman Also Has a Tasteless Son

This Nevada Congressman Also Has a Tasteless Son

Rep. Joe Heck apologized for the racist, homophobic, and sexist comments his son regularly makes on Twitter.

As Reid Becomes ENDA Cosponsor, LGBT Activists Arrested at Boehner's Office

As Reid Becomes ENDA Cosponsor, LGBT Activists Arrested at Boehner's Office

Harry Reid announced Thursday that he will cosponsor the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, as activists were arrested demonstrating for ENDA outside Republican House Speaker John Boehner's office.

Bob Tur, Famed LA Helicopter Reporter, is Trans

Tur shot to fame after he covered the L.A. riots and the O.J. Simpson slow-speed freeway chase but with her announcement that she's a transgender woman, she's become the news.

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