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.
WATCH: Christian Rapper's Antigay Response to 'Same Love'
January 31 2014 1:16 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Rapper's Antigay Answer to 'Same Love'

Sunnivie Brydum

Texas rapper Bizzle uses the instrumental hook from Macklemore's 'Same Love' to say that LGBT people are sinful, violent, and just like pedophiles.

Utah Rep. Wants to Restrict Trans Bathroom Access, Mandate Exams
January 31 2014 12:51 PM ET

Utah Rep. Wants to Restrict Trans Bathroom Access, Mandate Physical Exams

Parker Marie Molloy

Freshman legislator Michael Kennedy introduced new legislation in the Utah House that would require transgender people to undergo a genital examination before they could use the restroom corresponding with their identity.

Calif. Bill Promotes Proper Identification on Trans Death Certificates
January 31 2014 11:25 AM ET

Calif. Bill Promotes Accurate ID on Trans Death Certificates

Parker Marie Molloy

A California lawmaker introduced a bill designed to ensure that deceased transgender individuals are correctly identified on death certificates.

January 31 2014 11:17 AM ET

Why Barneys Transgender Ad Campaign is So Great

There's something new happening here, and it isn't the fact that Barneys is putting trans people in couture and in front of the camera.

WATCH: Reporter Recounts Harassment in Russia
January 30 2014 9:54 PM ET

WATCH: Reporter Recounts Harassment in Russia

Ran Aubrey Frazier

A Norwegian TV journalist tells of the intimidation he and his crew suffered while reporting on Olympics preparations.

WATCH: Ill. Catholic Bishop Says Gays Need 'Discipline,' Like Kids
January 30 2014 5:22 PM ET

WATCH: Ill. Catholic Bishop Says Gays Need 'Discipline,' Like Kids

Trudy Ring

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, who conducted an exorcism service the day the Illinois marriage equality bill was signed into law, has also repeated his assertion that Satan is behind same-sex marriage.

Maryland State Senate Race Pits Trans Woman Against Gay Man
January 30 2014 4:35 PM ET

Maryland Senate Race Pits Trans Woman Against Gay Man

Parker Marie Molloy

Dana Beyer looks to become the first transgender individual elected to the Maryland's General Assembly, challenging a gay incumbent with a strong track record on LGBT issues.

GLAAD Releases Guide for Media Covering Sochi Olympics
January 30 2014 4:12 PM ET

GLAAD Releases Guide for Media Covering Sochi Olympics

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The guide aims to help reporters tell the stories of LGBT Russians suffering under the nation's antigay policies.

Rolling Stone Cover Story Calls Pope Francis 'Revolutionary'
January 30 2014 3:33 PM ET

Rolling Stone Cover Story Calls Pope Francis 'Revolutionary'

Michael O'Loughlin

Pope Francis gets his picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone, which profiles him in a wide-ranging story touching on his rapprochement with LGBT Catholics.

John Boehner: 'No Way' ENDA Will Pass This Year
January 30 2014 3:32 PM ET

John Boehner: 'No Way' ENDA Will Pass This Year

Daniel Reynolds

The House speaker drew a hard line on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a first-time meeting with the LGBT Equality Caucus.

Archbishop of Canterbury to African Churches: Respect Gays
January 30 2014 3:27 PM ET

Archbishop of Canterbury to African Churches: Respect Gays

Michael O'Loughlin

The Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, pleas for respect for LGBT people ahead of his African visit.

Trans Student from Maine Wins Landmark Discrimination Case
January 30 2014 3:14 PM ET

Maine Trans Student Wins Landmark Discrimination Case

Parker Marie Molloy

A Maine court rules in favor of a transgender teen who had been blocked from using the girls' restroom at school.

92-Year Old Trans WWII Veteran Fights for Equal Treatment
January 30 2014 1:22 PM ET

WATCH: 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Vet Fights Discrimination

Parker Marie Molloy

A 92-year-old transgender WWII veteran claims discrimination after being refused Social Security survivor benefits following her husband's death.

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