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.

Orphan Black Introduces Trans Character

WATCH: Bill Maher Challenges Ralph Reed on Slavery, Stoning

WATCH: Bill Maher Challenges Ralph Reed on Slavery, Stoning

Real Time host Maher asks the conservative Christian leader how he can justify a literal reading of the Bible, given these 'wack' passages.

Arrest Made In Murder of Cleveland Transgender Woman

Arrest Made In Murder of Cleveland Trans Woman

Cleveland police have arrested a man they believe to be connected with the December murder of Brittany-Nicole Kidd-Stergis.

American Medical Association Calls for Updated Gender Change Requirements

AMA Eases Gender Change Requirements

The American Medical Association follows in the steps of the World Health Organization, making it easier for transgender people to obtain accurate identification.

PHOTOS: Meet the Agender Young Adults Challenging the Gender Binary

These Agender Young People Are Here to Challenge Your Binary

A new photo exhibit commissioned in response to an alleged hate crime against an agender teenager looks to challenge contemporary conceptions of male, female, and the space in between.

WATCH: Parents Exude Pride in Trans Sons

WATCH: Parents Exude Pride in Trans Sons

Two transgender men and their families reflect on how transitioning can happen to more than one's gender.

Op-ed: Yeah, Pope Francis, Who Are You to Judge?

Op-ed: Yeah, Pope Francis, Who Are You to Judge?

The Vatican has a real problem with staying out of people's bedrooms.

LISTEN: Tony Perkins Compares Gay Rights Advocates to Nazis

LISTEN: Tony Perkins Compares Gay Rights Advocates to Nazis

The head of the Family Research Council asks if Christians are to be hauled off in 'boxcars.'

Catholic Bishops Meet on Marriage; What 'Threats' Will They Discuss?

Catholic Bishops Meet on Marriage; What 'Threats' Will They Discuss?

A Jesuit priest urges U.S. bishops to drop their 'embarrassing' focus on same-sex unions and address a broad range of 'threats' to marriage.

PHOTOS: Same-Sex Weddings Continue in Wis.

PHOTOS: Same-Sex Weddings Continue in Wis.

The federal judge who struck down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage refused to stay her decision Monday, allowing couples to continue applying for marriage licenses throughout the state.

Santorum Joins NOM's March for (Straight) Marriage

Santorum Joins NOM's March for (Straight) Marriage

NOM continues its march against the rising tide of marriage equality, with Rick Santorum joining a June event.

California: Atkins Takes Top Legislative Spot As First Lesbian Speaker

Atkins Takes Top Legislative Spot As First Lesbian Calif. Speaker

Toni Atkins is now the second LGBT person to take one of California's most influential political posts.

Shepard Smith: Fox's Lone Voice of Reason on Bergdahl

Shepard Smith: Fox's Lone Voice of Reason on Bergdahl

The Fox News host condemns the rush to brand Bowe Bergdahl a deserter or traitor.

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