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.
WATCH: Bamby Salcedo's Moving Speech on Trans Rights

WATCH: Bamby Salcedo's Moving Speech on Trans Rights

The trans activist elicited laughter and tears during her acceptance speech at the 2014 West Coast Liberty Awards.

WATCH: Out Pa. Rep. Slams 'Disgusting' Opposition to Statewide ENDA

WATCH: Brian Sims Slams 'Disgusting' Opposition

Pennsylvania Democrat Brian Sims calls out the one person who is keeping anti-LGBT discrimination legal in the state.

WATCH: Obama on LGBT Progress and Road Ahead

WATCH: Obama on LGBT Progress and Road Ahead

We have many reasons to celebrate this Pride Month but mustn't grow complacent, says the president.

Sailor Files Complaint: Navy Ship Staff Ignoring Pride Month

Sailor Files Complaint: Navy Ship Staff Ignoring Pride Month

A former sailor says he has heard complaints from those serving on board the USS Carl Vinson that the ship's commanding officers have been hesitant to promote LGBT Pride Month.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Smacks Down Reparative Therapy Proponents

WATCH: Jon Stewart Smacks Down Ex-Gay Proponents

The Comedy Central host pulls no punches on the flawed logic of the antigay right.

WATCH: Do Rob Portman's Pro-Gay Politics Make Him Unelectable?

Republican Asked If His Pro-Gay Politics Make Him Unelectable

The first Republican senator to endorse marriage equality notes that his position put him 'at odds' with his party.

No, Rep. Aaron Schock Is Not on the Wheaties Box

No, Rep. Aaron Schock Is Not on the Wheaties Box

Antigay congressman Schock did not appear on a box of cereal made by a company that has been increasingly supportive of its LGBT workers.

Op-ed: Born a Man? No, Born a Baby

Op-ed: Born a Man? No, Born a Baby

When people say transgender women were 'born as men,' it creates an inaccurate image.

S.F. Archbishop: March for Marriage Not 'Anti-LGBT'

S.F. Archbishop: March for Marriage Not 'Anti-LGBT'

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone defends his participation in the march against marriage equality.

Canadian Trans Boy Wins Landmark Ruling for Gender Recognition

Canadian Trans Boy Wins Landmark Ruling

Wren Kauffman, a 12-year-old trans boy, is at the center of a historic decision after filing a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

In a First, Senate Confirms Two Gay Federal Judges

In a First, Senate Confirms Two Gay Federal Judges

Today marks the first time two out federal judges were confirmed on the same day, and the action makes history in other ways too,

S.C. Teenager Told to Remove Makeup to Take License Photo

S.C. DMV Says This Teen's Makeup Is a 'Disguise'

Activists say the South Carolina DMV discriminated against a gender-nonconforming teenager when an employee demanded the teen remove his makeup before taking a driver's license photo.

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