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.
Carmen Carrera Explains Past Use of T Word
June 03 2014 3:34 PM ET

Carmen Carrera Explains Past Use of T Word

The transgender model has spoken out after a YouTube video of her saying the T word went viral.

WATCH: Suspect in Atlanta Beating Invokes 'Trans Panic' Defense

Suspect in Atlanta Beating Invokes 'Trans Panic' Defense

In an interview with a local news outlet, one suspect in last month's beating of two transgender women claims he was provoked, using a "trans panic" or "gay panic" defense in his explanation of the night's events.

Reconciling Jewish, Queer Identities

Reconciling Jewish, Queer Identities

By coming out as gay, a college student worried his religious identity would suffer.

In Recent Election, India's Trans Population Counted for First Time

India's Trans Population Counted for First Time

Transgender Indians were recently recognized by a Supreme Court ruling, allowing them to vote and be fully counted for the first time in India's history.

Conn. Widower Sues Bayer for Spousal Pension Benefits

Conn. Widower Sues Bayer for Spousal Pension Benefits

In initially denying the benefits, the company cited DOMA — but it continues to withhold the funds even though the relevant portion of DOMA has been struck down.

French Region Freaks Out Over Barely-Lesbian Ad

French Region Freaks Out Over Barely-Lesbian Ad

An ad of actress Marine Vacth about to kiss herself proved too racy for some in France.

Colo. Bakery Did Discriminate Against Gay Couple
June 03 2014 10:14 AM ET

Colo. Bakery Did Discriminate Against Gay Couple

Despite two rulings affirming that Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., violated state law by refusing to serve a same-sex couple, LGBT advocates caution that similar attempts to subvert antidiscrimination laws are likely.

Brian Sims: The U.S. Will Have a Gay President in 10 Years

The Pennsylvania politician opens up about the state of gay politics in a new interview

Trans Man Files Discrimination Suit Against NYC Dept. of Parks and Rec

Trans Man Claims Discrimination by NYC Parks Dept.

After being denied use of changing facilities at a Staten Island swimming pool, 24-year-old Bryan Ellicott is filing suit against the city's Dept. of Parks and Recreation, alleging discrimination.

WATCH: Illinois Celebrates Statewide Marriage Equality

WATCH: Illinois Celebrates Statewide Marriage Equality

Same-sex couples have been able to marry in some parts of the state for several months, but now marriage equality is the law of the entire Land of Lincoln.

Calif. Assembly Passes Bill to Respect Trans People’s Gender on Death Certificates

Trans Activist's Death Inspires Bill's Passage in Calif. Assembly

The bill, which would ensure that a transgender person's accurate gender is listed on their death certificate, now heads to the State Senate.

Second Man Arrested in Beating of Atlanta Trans Women

Second Man Arrested in Beating of Atlanta Trans Women

After a video depicting two women being beaten onboard Atlanta's public transportation system went viral, two men are in custody facing misdemeanor charges.

Effort to Repeal Md. Trans Law Fails to Gather Sufficient Signatures, Dies

Md. Trans Law Repeal Effort Comes Up Short

Maryland will become the 18th state with a transgender-inclusive antidiscrimination law on the books starting October 1, after efforts to repeal the bill through public referendum fell short.

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