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.
Fourth Phelps-Roper Child Abandons Westboro Baptist Church
May 07 2014 2:18 PM ET

Fourth Phelps-Roper Child Abandons WBC

Sunnivie Brydum

Zach Phelps-Roper, 23, left the antigay church in February and is now preaching a message of unconditional love and empathy.

Ky. AG, Marriage Equality Supporter, Will Run for Governor
May 07 2014 2:01 PM ET

Ky. AG, Marriage Equality Supporter, Will Run for Governor

Trudy Ring

Jack Conway, who refused to appeal a decision striking down Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban, thinks that decision will not be a liability in the governor's race.

Orange is the New Black Star Joins Line-up of Trans Exclusionary Music Festival
May 07 2014 9:50 AM ET May 08 2014 11:27 AM ET

OITNB Star Joins Michfest Lineup

Parker Marie Molloy

Lea DeLaria has joined the lineup for this year's Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, an event that explicitly forbids trans people, like her Orange Is The New Black costar Laverne Cox, from attending.

Battery Charges Dropped Against Calif. Trans Student
May 07 2014 9:10 AM ET

Battery Charges Dropped Against Calif. Trans Student

Parker Marie Molloy

A victim of chronic bullying, Jewlyes Gutierrez was charged with battery following a physical altercation with her tormentors. After being placed in a restorative justice program, charges were dropped.

Op-ed: What the Internet and 'Ghostbusters II' Have in Common
May 07 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: What Ghostbusters And The Internet Both Share

Michelle Garcia

Anger is one hell of a beast.

May 07 2014 5:14 AM ET

Clay Aiken Apparent Winner In N. Carolina Dem U.S. House Primary

The singer holds a slim lead in the Congress primary

No Charges Against Lesbian Minister
May 07 2014 4:50 AM ET

No Charges Against Lesbian Minister

Michael O'Loughlin

The United Methodist Church will not bring charges against Sara Thompson Tweedy.

Catholic Priest Challenges Church on Hostility to Gays
May 07 2014 3:40 AM ET

Catholic Priest Challenges Church on Hostility to Gays

Michael O'Loughlin

In an essay, a D.C.-area priest talks about how his conservative parish welcomes all people.

MSNBC Sorry for Offensive Cinco de Mayo Segment Featuring Thomas Roberts
May 06 2014 6:11 PM ET

MSNBC Sorry for Offensive Cinco de Mayo Segment

Trudy Ring

There was outcry against the segment, which featured sombreros, maracas, and tequila in a way that some viewers thought reinforced stereotypes of Mexicans.

Mo. School District Outs Trans Student to Classmates' Parents
May 06 2014 3:52 PM ET

Mo. School Outs Trans Student to Classmates' Parents

Parker Marie Molloy

A Missouri school district issued a letter to parents last week, informing them of another student's transgender status and asking fellow students to avoid bullying. But did the district violate federal law in the process?

Alaska Thunderfuck Apologizes for Controversial Video
May 06 2014 12:26 PM ET

Alaska Thunderf*ck Apologizes for Controversial Video

Sunnivie Brydum

The drag performer called into the Feast of Fun podcast to apologize for a video he filmed that portrayed a drag queen shooting a transgender blogger in the head.

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