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.
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.

8 Things You Must Know About the Meningitis Outbreak

The 411 on when you should call 911 for meningitis

Gay Bostonians React to Bombing

Gay Bostonians React to Bombing

Gay runners, volunteers, and first responders react to the scene in Boston.

Point Foundation Raises $660K for LGBT College Scholarships

Point Foundation Raises $660K for LGBT College Scholarships

Nigel Barker and The Estée Lauder Companies honored at the gala hosted by David Burtka

WATCH: One-Minute Poetry Slam Eviscerates Michele Bachmann's Bigotry

WATCH: Poet Eviscerates Michele Bachmann in 1 Minute

Sierra DeMulder's slam poem, "To Michele Bachmann," lays bare the antigay animus that runs in the Congresswoman's family.

WATCH: RNC Member Calls GOP 'Party of Tolerance,' Gay Republican Keeps A Straight Face

WATCH: RNC Member Calls GOP 'Party of Tolerance'

Log Cabin Republicans executive director Gregory Angelo had some dire predictions for a GOP that continues to exclude and isolate gay and lesbian conservatives.

WATCH: Hospitalized Missouri Man's Arrested Husband, Straight Brother Speak Out

WATCH: Hospitalized Mo. Man's Husband, Brother Speak Out

Robert Gorley says hospital staff at Research Medical Center refused to recognize his power of attorney to make medical decisions for his husband, and had him arrested when he refused to leave his husband's room. His partner's brother, Lee Mansell, says he isn't homophobic, but challenged Gorley's authority because he wants what's best for his brother.

Hospital, Daughter of Gay Man Arrested in Missouri Dispute What Really Happened

What Really Happened Inside This Kansas City Hospital?

Research Medical Center says Robert Gorley was "disruptive and belligerent," but Gorley's daughter says that claim is "total and utter bullshit."

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