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.
Olympic Committee Asks Russia for 'Clarification' on Anti-LGBT Laws

Olympics Ask Russia for 'Clarification' on Anti-LGBT Laws

The International Olympic Committee asked Russian officials to provide written guarantees that LGBT Olympic athletes and spectators will be safe in Sochi next year.

NOM Plays Victim of 'Witch Hunt'

NOM Plays Victim of 'Witch Hunt'

The National Organization for Marriage claims it's being unfairly targeted with investigations into whether it violated campaign finance laws in Iowa.

WATCH: Gay Couple Calls Shuttle Company's Apology Insincere

WATCH: Gay Couple Sent to Back of Bus Doesn't Buy Apology

Standard Parking, which runs the shuttle bus service at Albuquerque's International Sunport, issued a formal apology to Ron McCoy and his partner Chris Bowers on Tuesday, but the couple isn't buying it.

Stephen Fry Compares Russian Olympics to 1936 Games in Nazi Germany

Stephen Fry: Sochi Olympics Equivalent to 1936 Nazi Games

The out British actor joined more than 320,000 people who signed a petition asking the International Olympic Committee to seek printed assurances that LGBT athletes will be safe from persecution at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia

WATCH: George Takei Says Russian Olympics a 'Situation of Good vs. Evil'

WATCH: George Takei — 'Good vs. Evil' Russian Olympics

The out actor and LGBT activist also compared Putin's Russia to Nazi Germany, saying the Winter Olympics scheduled for next year in Sochi are giving the antigay President international approval.

Obama Cancels Putin Meeting, Has No Patience For Antigay Law

Obama Cancels on Putin, Has No Patience For Antigay Law

President Obama responds to Russia's new antigay law.

Shuttle Company Apologizes for Driver’s Homophobic Conduct

Shuttle Company Apologizes for Driver’s Homophobic Conduct

Standard Parking Inc. has issued an apology for the conduct of one of its drivers, who told a gay couple to move to the back of the bus.

WATCH: LGBT Activists Protest Outside Russian Consulate in San Francisco

WATCH: Activists Protest Outside Russian Consulate in S.F. 

Activists gathered outside San Francisco’s Russian Consulate in an effort to raise awareness about hostility towards LGBT people in Russia.

WATCH: Gay Couple Told To Move to Back of Bus

WATCH: Gay Couple Told To Move to Back of Bus

Ron McCoy and his partner Chris Bowers say a shuttle driver at the Albuquerque airport forced them to move to the back of the bus because they were holding hands.

Reps Propose Homeless Youth Act With LGBT Protections

Reps Propose Homeless Youth Act With LGBT Protections

U.S. Reps. Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan have proposed the Runaway and Homeless Youth Inclusion Act, which provides specific protections for LGBT youth.

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