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.
Virginia's Attorney General Joins Fight Against Marriage Ban
January 23 2014 1:16 PM ET

Virginia's Attorney General Joins Fight Against Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Not only will Attorney General Mark Herring not defend the ban, he's joined the plaintiffs who are suing to overturn the law.

Buck Angel on Why We Need a Dialogue That Includes Listening
January 23 2014 6:00 AM ET

Buck Angel: We Need a Dialogue That Includes Listening

Sunnivie Brydum

The entertainer turned activist is determined to stay positive despite sometimes feeling frustrated by the state of conversation on trans issues.

Evangelical Project Seeks to Change Image on LGBT Issues — But Not Policy
January 22 2014 5:00 PM ET

Evangelical Project Seeks to Change Image on LGBT Issues — But Not Policy

Michael O'Loughlin

A new online campaign calls on evangelical Christians to respect LGBT people and recognize they're made in God's image, but doesn't shift the prevailing evangelical view on LGBT equality.

WATCH: Russian Activist Detained for Unfurling Rainbow Flag
January 22 2014 3:56 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Activist Detained for Unfurling Rainbow Flag

Sunnivie Brydum

Pavel Lebedev was tackled to the ground and detained by police Saturday after he waved a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch's procession through the Russian town of Voronezh.

Former Yale Divinity Dean to Be Tried for Officiating Son's Same-Sex Marriage
January 22 2014 12:43 PM ET

Minister to Be Tried for Officiating Son's Same-Sex Marriage

Michael O'Loughlin

Rev. Thomas Ogletree, a United Methodist minister, faces a church trial for breaking denominational rules against blessing same-sex unions.

January 22 2014 12:28 PM ET

VOTE: Josh Hutcherson for Celebrity Cover of the Year

Currently Out magazine's Josh Hutcherson/November 2013 cover is in the lead, followed closely by...Beyoncé on the cover of Vogue! Help make Josh the Readers' Choice nomination.

WATCH: Exclusive Clip From 'My Prairie Home'
January 22 2014 7:00 AM ET

WATCH: Exclusive Clip From My Prairie Home

Daniel Reynolds

Now screening at Sundance, this musical documentary shows trans musician Rae Spoon's journey of self discovery amid the Canadian countryside.

WATCH: Glenn Beck: Antigay Folks Not My Friends (Or Are They?)
January 21 2014 5:36 PM ET

WATCH: Glenn Beck: Antigay Folks Not My Friends (Or Are They?)

Trudy Ring

In a wide-ranging radio segment touching on figures as diverse as Andrew Cuomo and Vladimir Putin, Beck claims he has no use for homophobes — yet he's certainly worked with some.

ACLU Sues for Recognition of Utah's Same-Sex Marriages
January 21 2014 4:10 PM ET

ACLU Sues for Recognition of Utah's Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The new case, filed in Utah state court, aims to provide clarity and security for more than 1,000 same-sex marriages that were performed legally during Utah's 17-day equality window.

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