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.
Same-Sex Couples to Marry Saturday in Australian Capital
December 03 2013 4:49 PM ET

Same-Sex Couples to Marry Saturday in Australian Capital

Sunnivie Brydum

Australia's Capital Territory passed marriage equality legislation in October, and the nation's High Court declined to issue a ruling before the law takes effect Saturday.

WATCH: Hawaii Celebrates Marriage Equality
December 03 2013 3:05 PM ET

WATCH: Hawaii Celebrates Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The first day of marriage equality in the state saw nearly 50 same-sex couples wed.

Transgender Teen Reported Missing in Honolulu
December 02 2013 7:35 PM ET

Transgender Teen Reported Missing in Honolulu

Trudy Ring

Police are searching for 15-year-old Christian Kukahiko, who may be in a state of emotional distress.

Orthodox Calendar Pays Artistic Tribute to LGBT Russians
December 02 2013 4:04 PM ET

Kinky Orthodox Calendar Is Tribute to LGBT Russians

Jase Peeples

The calendar company is offering a colorful and kinky new calendar in support of LGBT Russians.

First Same-Sex Couples Marry in Hawaii
December 02 2013 3:10 PM ET

First Same-Sex Couples Marry in Hawaii

Trudy Ring

Six couples took their vows just after midnight today as the state's marriage equality law went into effect.

WATCH: Agender Teen, Hate-Crime Victim, Happy to Be Home
December 02 2013 2:02 PM ET

WATCH: Agender Teen Set on Fire Happy to Be Home

Sunnivie Brydum

Sasha Fleischman, who identifies as agender — a nonbinary gender that's neither male nor female — suffered third-degree burns when another teenager lit Fleischman's skirt on fire on a public bus in Oakland.

December 02 2013 1:10 PM ET

Madonna Joins Forces With HRC To Support Russian LGBTs

Check out Madonna's #LoveConquersHate T-Shirt

December 01 2013 5:33 PM ET

Inside Legal Battles for The Right to Divorce

View at Politico

November 30 2013 6:15 PM ET

Split Highlighted in Mormon Church Over LGBT Equality

View at Salon

WATCH: Teen Uses Bar Mitzvah Speech to Call for Marriage Equality
November 30 2013 4:48 PM ET

WATCH: Teen Uses Bar Mitzvah to Call for Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

Don't let anyone tell Duncan McAlpine Sennett how to define "traditional marriage."

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