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.
Wilson Phillips Singer Makes Transphobic Comment on CBS's The Talk, Apologizes
May 06 2014 10:24 AM ET May 06 2014 5:44 PM ET

Carnie Wilson Makes Transphobic Comment on The Talk, Apologizes

Parker Marie Molloy

Carnie Wilson repeatedly referred to Donald Sterling's mistress V. Stiviano as a man on Monday's episode of The Talk, then later said the statement was taken out of context.

Op-ed: It Takes a Real Man to Wear a Cute Dress
May 06 2014 10:20 AM ET

Op-ed: It Takes a Real Man to Wear a Cute Dress

Riki Wilchins

When gender isn't only about pants and dresses.

Op-ed: The Fox News That I Know
May 05 2014 11:50 PM ET

Op-ed: The Fox News That I Know

Ellen Ratner

A lesbian Fox News contributor defends her network and bosses as allegations of homophobia by the news outlet gain traction.

Judge Promises Swift Ruling on Idaho Marriage Ban
May 05 2014 4:43 PM ET

Judge Promises Swift Ruling on Idaho Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

U.S. District Magistrate Candy W. Dale heard arguments regarding Idaho's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, promising to issue a ruling 'in the relatively near future.'

The $40 Million Group Fighting LGBT Rights
May 05 2014 2:01 PM ET

The $40 Million Group Fighting LGBT Rights

Michael O'Loughlin

A group of lawyers in Arizona bankrolls judicial challenges to LGBT rights.

WATCH: Oklahoma's First Marriage Equality Ad
May 05 2014 12:47 PM ET

WATCH: Oklahoma's First Marriage Equality Ad

Sunnivie Brydum

A retired U.S. Army colonel explains why he supports the freedom to marry in a new video airing on TV stations statewide in Oklahoma.

Missouri Judge Grants State's First Same-Sex Divorce
May 05 2014 12:26 PM ET

Missouri Judge Grants State's First Same-Sex Divorce

Daniel Reynolds

Boone County Circuit Judge Leslie Schneider granted a divorce to a lesbian couple who had married in Massachusetts, despite Missouri's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Judge Orders State to Resume Hormone Therapy for Trans Prisoner
May 05 2014 10:26 AM ET

Judge Orders State to Resume Hormone Therapy for Trans Prisoner

Parker Marie Molloy

A transgender woman receives a favorable ruling in her Eighth Amendment lawsuit.

Quantifying the Effects of Homophobia
May 05 2014 10:00 AM ET

Quantifying the Effects of Homophobia

Dominic Bocci

Data confirms that antigay laws do society more harm than good.

Trans Woman Claims Housing Discrimination by Salvation Army
May 04 2014 7:59 PM ET

Trans Woman Claims Housing Discrimination by Salvation Army

Trudy Ring

Jodielynn Wiley of Dallas says the Salvation Army denied her housing with other women because she had not undergone gender-reassignment surgery.

Gene Robinson Announces Divorce
May 04 2014 1:40 PM ET

Gene Robinson Announces Divorce

Trudy Ring

Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, is divorcing his husband, Mark Andrew.

Methodist Church Considers Liberalization on LGBT Issues
May 04 2014 1:26 PM ET

Methodist Church Considers Liberalization on LGBT Issues

Michael O'Loughlin

The United Methodist Church may vote on liberalizing its stance on LGBT issues in 2016.

WATCH: Correspondents' Dinner a Mixed Bag
May 04 2014 4:24 AM ET

WATCH: Correspondents' Dinner a Mixed Bag

Trudy Ring

Joel McHale bombed with a routine that featured some LGBT-related material, President Obama showed restraint, and Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus stole the show.

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