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.
PHOTOS: Meet The Parents — On The Frontline of Marriage Equality Fight

Meet The Parents — On The Frontline for Marriage Equality

Parents involved in marriage equality suits show what's at stake for their children.

Trans Dads Talk About Father's Day

Trans Dads Talk About Father's Day

Four fathers, four stories.

Mystery Surrounds Death of Young Trans Activist in Calif.

Mystery Surrounds Death of Young Trans Activist in Calif.

The body of 28-year-old Zoraida "Ale" Reyes was recently found behind a Dairy Queen in the shadow of Disneyland.

Op-ed: Happy Father's Day From the Daughter You Didn't Know You Had

Op-ed: Happy Father's Day From Your New Daughter

Sitting in front of my computer that November day, I wrote the most important email of my life: an introduction between father and daughter.

WATCH: A Trans Dad on Telling His Kids About Gender

WATCH: A Trans Dad on Telling His Kids About Gender

Willy Wilkinson says his children see him as a "transformer."

Same-Sex Marriages End in Wisconsin, for Now

Same-Sex Marriages End in Wisconsin, for Now

Judge Barbara Crabb halted the marriages while her ruling striking down the state's ban on such unions is appealed.

Federal Employee Health Plans Can Now Include Transition-Related Health Care

Transgender Federal Employees Get Good News

Federal Employee Health Benefits insurers will no longer be forced to exclude transition-related healthcare, but not all advocates are pleased.

Wis. Marriages Likely to Halt Today

Wis. Marriages Likely to Halt Today

A federal judge will probably to allow the state to continue enforcing its same-sex marriage ban while her ruling against it is appealed.

New Bill Aims to Create U.S. Envoy on Global LGBT Rights

Here's How the U.S. Can Lead the World on LGBT Rights

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey wants the U.S. to lead in the global struggle for LGBT rights.

Nevada Republicans Elect Trans Candidate in Primary

Trans Candidate Wins Nevada Primary — For Which Party?

Trans woman and Air Force veteran Lauren Scott hopes to become the first out transgender member of any state legislature.

Laverne Cox Talks Race, Trans Issues On Take Part Live

Laverne Cox Talks Race, Trans Issues

Laverne Cox joined recently-appointed GLAAD board member Meghan McCain, along with Jacob Soboroff and Kim Stoltz to discuss her recent success, CeCe McDonald, and racial issues.

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