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.
WATCH: Denver Rallies for Marriage Ahead of Utah Arguments
April 10 2014 10:47 AM ET

WATCH: Denver Rallies Ahead of Utah Arguments

Sunnivie Brydum

Outside the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, hundreds of LGBT people and allies gathered to voice their support for the freedom to marry before the court hears opening arguments in the Utah marriage case.

Op-ed: Trans Women Must Win The Slur War
April 10 2014 10:35 AM ET

Op-ed: Trans Women Must Win The Slur War

Rebecca Juro

Some might think the casual use of certain words relating to transgender women is harmless, but these words carry incredible weight.

Colo. Republican Now Supports ENDA
April 09 2014 6:07 PM ET

Colo. Republican Now Supports ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado becomes the seventh Republican House member to signal his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

WATCH: Antigay Activists Claim Abuse by 'Gay-Stapo'
April 09 2014 6:05 PM ET

WATCH: Antigay Activists Claim Abuse by 'Gay-Stapo'

Trudy Ring

'These recorded incidents reveal the appalling intolerance and hatred of the homofascists,' says a right-wing website, but that seems a bit hyperbolic.

WATCH: Mike Huckabee Isn't a 'Homophobic' 'Hater,' Just on the 'Right Side of the Bible'
April 09 2014 1:03 PM ET

WATCH: Mike Huckabee Isn't a 'Homophobic' 'Hater'

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite his opposition to marriage equality, Fox News pundit Mike Huckabee assured a group of religious conservatives that he's not on the wrong side of history — just the 'right side of the Bible.'

WATCH: Texas Teacher Suspended for Being Transgender
April 09 2014 10:44 AM ET

WATCH: Texas Teacher Suspended for Being Trans

Parker Marie Molloy

A Texas teacher has been suspended after a parent complained about her transgender status.

Catholic Archbishop OK's Baptism of Lesbian Couple's Child
April 09 2014 10:33 AM ET

Catholic Archbishop OK's Baptism of Lesbian Couple's Child

Michael O'Loughlin

The child of a lesbian couple in Argentina is baptized in a Catholic cathedral.

WATCH: Anglican Archbishop Says Gay Marriage Could Harm Christians in Africa
April 09 2014 9:19 AM ET

WATCH: Anglican Archbishop Says Gay Marriage Could Harm Christians in Africa

Michael O'Loughlin

Archbishop Justin Welby is worried advances in marriage equality in the West might harm Christians in Africa.

'Gifted Musician' Fired From Catholic Church
April 09 2014 9:06 AM ET

'Gifted Musician' Fired From Catholic Church

Michael O'Loughlin

A popular church musician was fired by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Va., after marrying his partner.

A Transgender Blessing
April 09 2014 4:00 AM ET

A Transgender Blessing

Max Strassfeld

When Jewish tradition is steeped in gender roles, how does a transgender Jewish person mark their own gender confirmation procedures?

Advertising Watchdog Organization Under Fire for Its Own Transphobic Ad
April 08 2014 5:30 PM ET April 09 2014 10:15 AM ET

WATCH: Advertising Watchdog Organization Under Fire for Transphobia

Parker Marie Molloy

A nonprofit advertising watchdog group has released a video campaign to warn consumers about deceptive advertising, featuring a trans woman as an example of deception.

WATCH: Trans Student Questioned Over Bathroom Use at N.C. College Lays Out Her Demands
April 08 2014 3:06 PM ET

WATCH: N.C. Trans Student Questioned Over Bathroom Use Responds

Parker Marie Molloy

After being mocked by security guards, escorted off campus, and suspended, a North Carolina trans woman asks for an apology, policy changes, and sensitivity training.

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