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.
N.C.: Anti-Marriage Equality Pol Was Once Drag Performer
May 04 2014 3:00 AM ET

N.C.: Anti-Marriage Equality Pol Was Once Drag Performer

Trudy Ring

Former drag performer Steve Wiles campaigned for North Carolina's anti-marriage equality amendment in 2012, and now he's running for State Senate.

Report: Russia Blacklisting U.S. Gay Political Funders
May 03 2014 12:37 PM ET

Report: Russia Blacklisting U.S. Gay Political Funders

Trudy Ring

The Daily Beast reports that some big LGBT donors to President Obama's election campaigns have been barred from entering Russia.

BREAKING: Ark. AG Supports Marriage Equality
May 03 2014 12:00 PM ET

Ark. AG Supports Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Dustin McDaniel says he'll continue to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage in court, however.

S.D. Lawmaker Posts Diatribe Against Gay Sex
May 03 2014 4:00 AM ET

S.D. Lawmaker Posts Diatribe Against Gay Sex

Trudy Ring

Some of his wording: 'a one-way alley meant only for the garbage truck to go down.'

Indiana Marriage Ruling Possible Next Week
May 02 2014 4:12 PM ET

Indiana Marriage Ruling Possible Next Week

Trudy Ring

A Lambda Legal attorney is optimistic that a federal judge will strike down the ban on same-sex marriage and extend an order for the state to recognize the marriage of her clients.

WATCH: Ronan Farrow Hits Back Against Transphobic Repeal Effort
May 02 2014 3:52 PM ET

Ronan Farrow Strikes at Transphobic Repeal Effort

Parker Marie Molloy

Ronan Farrow, one of the newest additions to MSNBC's daytime lineup, devoted a segment of today's program to discuss the many falsehoods used by opponents of transgender-inclusive laws.

WATCH: Barney Frank Dishes on Cynicism and the Macarena With Seth Meyers
May 02 2014 1:05 PM ET

WATCH: Barney Frank on Cynicism and the Macarena

Jase Peeples

The gay political pioneer shares his feelings on the new documentary about his life and why some songs were banned from his wedding.

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves Aims to Educate the Trans Masses
May 02 2014 9:32 AM ET

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves Aims to Educate the Trans Masses

Parker Marie Molloy

A new book, five years in the making, hopes to provide one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on the complex and often misunderstood issues affecting trans individuals.

Wash. Supreme Court Gets First LGBT Justice
May 01 2014 6:10 PM ET

Wash. Supreme Court Gets First LGBT Justice

Sunnivie Brydum

Justice Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court Thursday, making her the first openly LGBT, Latina, and Asian-American person to sit on the high court.

GLAAD Cochair Jennifer Finney Boylan Joins Barnard College
May 01 2014 3:00 PM ET

Jennifer Finney Boylan Joins Barnard College

Parker Marie Molloy

The celebrated trans activist and author has been named the prestigious Seven Sisters school's inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer-in-Residence.

Biden Supports Antibias Order; Will Obama Take Action?
May 01 2014 2:19 PM ET

Biden Supports ENDA Exec. Order — Will Obama? 

Trudy Ring

The vice president says he sees no disadvantage to a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors.

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