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.
Op-ed: Why Virginia Is the Next Stop on the Road to Marriage Equality
May 13 2014 3:13 AM ET

Op-ed: Virginia Is Next on the Road to Marriage Equality

James Esseks

Attorneys will argue in court Tuesday that Virginia must establish marriage equality. Here are the couples who are showing the state why its laws must change.

What Happens to Sex When Your Partner Comes Out as Transgender?
May 13 2014 3:00 AM ET

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby — Transgender Sex

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Sometimes when relationships evolve, roadblocks emerge on the path to intimacy.

Marriage Equality Suit Filed in Alaska
May 12 2014 7:30 PM ET

BREAKING: Marriage Equality Suit Filed in Alaska

Trudy Ring

In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court today, couples say the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.

WATCH: LGBT Southerners Keep Up the Fight for Equality
May 12 2014 6:10 PM ET

WATCH: LGBT Southerners Keep Up the Fight for Equality

Trudy Ring

In a new video for HRC's Project One America campaign, LGBT residents of three southern states say there's reason to believe the times are a-changin'.

May 12 2014 4:41 PM ET

Clay Aiken's Democratic Rival Unexpectedly Dies

The former American Idol star will now go on to face GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers in the fall

Michael Sam Puts Spotlight on Missouri's LGBT Laws
May 12 2014 2:56 PM ET

Michael Sam Puts Spotlight on Missouri's LGBT Laws

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam's historic recruitment may help boost efforts to gain LGBT rights in Missouri.

U.S. Naval Academy Hosts First Same-Sex Wedding
May 12 2014 1:14 PM ET

U.S. Naval Academy Hosts First Same-Sex Wedding

Daniel Reynolds

The military school marked an historic moment last weekend, hosting the nuptials of graduate David Bucher and his partner Bruce Moats.

May 12 2014 1:01 PM ET

Modern Family Is Paying For All NYC Marriage Licenses Today

ABC’s throwing its most adorable publicity stunt of all time.

PHOTOS: Ark. Couples Rush to Marry, Fearing Court Stay
May 12 2014 11:22 AM ET May 12 2014 5:00 PM ET

Ark. Couples Rush to Marry, Fearing Court Stay

Sunnivie Brydum

Several dozen same-sex couples have been married in at least two Arkansas counties since a state judge struck down a constitutional ban on such marriages Friday.

Op-ed: I'm Tired Of Waiting For My Rights, So I'm Running For Congress
May 12 2014 10:55 AM ET

Op-ed: Tired Of Waiting, So I'm Running For Congress

Theo Milonopoulos

A scholar says it's time for his days of only studying politics to meet some action. And he has big plans.

May 12 2014 10:25 AM ET

Carmen Carrera Bares Both Genders on Life Ball Poster

David LaChapelle captures trans model Carmen Carrera as both 'Adam' and 'Eve' on the Life Ball 2014 poster

12 Cisgender Allies to Trans Causes
May 12 2014 6:30 AM ET

12 Cisgender Allies to Trans Causes

Parker Marie Molloy

While finding straight allies to LGB causes has become as easy as watching the Oscars, the roster of big-name cisgender allies to trans causes is in its infancy.

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