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.

Why Did France Just Overtake U.S. in Fight for Equality?

Xenophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment are worrisome problems, and the French debate has shown that far-right groups are intent on using marriage as a reason to wreak havoc.

Bill Clinton Calls for ENDA, Immigration Reform at LA GLAAD Awards

Bill Clinton Calls for ENDA at GLAAD Awards

The 42nd president laments DOMA, and then is heckled for it, before receiving the Advocate for Change Award from daughter Chelsea.

LGBT Antidiscrimination Bill Fails in Pocatello, Idaho

LGBT Antidiscrimination Bill Fails in Pocatello, Idaho

A proposed new ordinance designed to protect the LGBT community in Pocatello, Idaho from discrimination in housing, accommodations, and employment was rejected by the City Council on April 18.

WATCH: Most Homoerotic Anti-Gay Protest Ever?

WATCH: Most Homoerotic Anti-Gay Protest Ever?

The call themselves Les Hommen, a French action group against marriage equality, yet they like to strip down, wear masks, even gag themselves and have protested Toulouse, Nice, Paris, Versailles and e

WATCH: Montana Sodomy Repeal Signed Into Law

WATCH: Montana Sodomy Repeal Signed Into Law

Gay couples will no longer have to say, 'Not tonight, dear, it's a felony,' one activist quips.

He's The Reason Boston's Shut Down Today

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains on the loose.

Texas May Finally Repeal Sodomy Law

Texas May Finally Repeal Sodomy Law

The repeal would come 10 years after the law was declared unconstitutional. Several other states still have sodomy laws on the books as well.

Paraguay Presidential Candidate's Antigay Remarks Shock Nation

Paraguay Presidential Candidate's Antigay Remarks Shock Nation

Among other things, Horacio Cartes said he would shoot himself in the genitals if his son wanted to marry a man.

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