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.
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.

Barneys New York Centers 2014 Spring Catalog Around Trans Models
January 30 2014 11:54 AM ET

Barneys N.Y.'s Spring Catalog Spotlights Trans Models

Parker Marie Molloy

Working closely with the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Barneys New York launches a campaign designed to boost trans visibility.

WATCH: Against Me! Rocks Late Show with David Letterman
January 30 2014 11:24 AM ET

WATCH: Against Me! Rocks Letterman

Parker Marie Molloy

The punk group wraps up its recent tour with a performance on CBS's Late Show With David Letterman.

The Story of Two Men Who Fell in Love, And Wed At The Grammys
January 30 2014 8:00 AM ET

Meet Two Men Who Fell in Love, And Wed At The Grammys

Advocate Contributors

Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett have had one amazing journey, from being closeted to creating groundbreaking film series to finding love and solidifying it in front of millions.

GLAAD Media Awards: The Advocate Garners Four Nominations
January 30 2014 7:05 AM ET

GLAAD Media Awards: The Advocate Garners 4 Nominations

Jase Peeples

The nominees for the 2014 GLAAD Media Awards were announced this morning, including nominations for The Advocate for Outstanding Magazine, Outstanding Magazine Article, Outstanding Multimedia Digital Journalism, and Outstanding Digital Journalism Article.

Russian Church Leader Urges Lawmakers to Block Marriage Equality
January 29 2014 5:22 PM ET

Russian Church Leader Urges Lawmakers to Block Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Patriarch Kirill, who heads the Russian Orthodox Church, tells members of Parliament that same-sex marriage is destructive to society.

PHOTOS: Cultures Clash at Utah Capitol Over Marriage
January 29 2014 2:53 PM ET

PHOTOS: Cultures Clash at Utah Capitol Over Marriage

Advocate.com Editors

Hundreds of demonstrators, both supporters and opponents of marriage equality, gathered inside and outside Utah's state capitol Tuesday.

REPORT: Bullying, Poverty, Lack of Acceptance Linked to Trans Suicide Rate
January 29 2014 1:08 PM ET

REPORT: Bullying, Poverty Linked to Trans Suicide Rate

Parker Marie Molloy

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute released a report Tuesday detailing a number of factors contributing to the exceedingly high rate of suicide attempts among the trans population.

You're In The 'DADT' Army, Now
January 29 2014 5:16 AM ET

You're In The 'DADT' Army, Now

Rob Smith

At the age of 17, Rob Smith enlisted in the military, just as he was figuring out his own sexual identity. What he encountered the moment he got to boot camp shocked him.

PHOTOS: Republicans Lined Up at SOTU for Duck Dynasty Photo Op
January 29 2014 2:39 AM ET

PHOTOS: Republicans Lined Up for Duck Dynasty Photo Op

Lucas Grindley

Of all the great Americans who Republicans could have invited to the State of the Union, they went with someone who symbolizes antigay sentiment.

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