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.
Poll: 61 Percent of Coloradans Support Marriage Equality
April 29 2014 2:24 PM ET

Poll: 61 Percent of Coloradans Support Marriage Equality

Kevin OKeeffe

Only 33 percent of Centennial State voters oppose allowing same-sex couples to marry.

U.S. Department of Education Extends Protections to Trans Students
April 29 2014 1:29 PM ET

U.S. Dept. of Ed.: Trans Students Covered by Title IX

Parker Marie Molloy

In a major step forward for the protection of trans students, the United States Department of Education announced today that trans students are protected from discrimination under Title IX.

WATCH: Janet Mock Flips the Script on Cisgender Host
April 29 2014 1:25 PM ET

WATCH: Janet Mock Flips the Script on Cisgender Host

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Turning the tables on Fusion's Alicia Menendez, trans author and activist Janet Mock assumed the role of interviewer to demonstrate the invasive and inappropriate questions trans women regularly face in the media.

Tenn. Wedding Venue Changes Tune, Will Allow Gay Couples
April 29 2014 12:24 PM ET

Tenn. Wedding Venue Changes Tune, Will Allow Gay Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

After consulting with the statewide equality organization, Mint Springs Farm near Nashville, Tenn., decided that it will allow same-sex couples to host weddings and commitment ceremonies on its grounds.

Lambda Literary Foundation Honors Four Prominent LGBT Writers
April 29 2014 10:15 AM ET

Lambda Literary Foundation Honors Four LGBT Writers

Parker Marie Molloy

Today, the Lambda Literary Foundation recognized the work of four influential LGBT writers.

Laverne Cox to Produce MTV & Logo TV Documentary About Trans Teens
April 29 2014 9:37 AM ET

Laverne Cox to Produce MTV & Logo Trans Documentary

Parker Marie Molloy

The Orange is the New Black star expands her trans media empire in the form of a new documentary about trans teens airing this fall.

The Odyssey of 8: Behind The Prop. 8 Story We Felt We Knew
April 29 2014 6:00 AM ET

Behind The Prop. 8 Story We Felt We Knew

Matthew Breen

A view into the Prop 8 story we all felt we knew.

Mormon Survey Changes Problematic Wording of Sexuality Question
April 28 2014 6:02 PM ET April 28 2014 7:20 PM ET

Mormon Youth Survey Backtracks on Gay Erasure

Trudy Ring

The study originally asked if respondents 'struggle' with 'same-sex attraction'; now it asks if they 'experience' it.

Updated Dept. of Defense Human Rights Goals Include LGB, Neglect T
April 28 2014 5:40 PM ET

DOD Updates Human Rights Goals, Excludes Trans People

Parker Marie Molloy

For the first time since 1998, the Department of Defense Updated the Pentagon's Human Goals Charter, including language related to sexual orientation for the first time. The document makes no mention of gender identity.

Gay Iraq Vets Turned Away From Tenn. Wedding Venue
April 28 2014 3:20 PM ET

WATCH: Iraq Vets Turned Away From Tenn. Wedding Venue

Sunnivie Brydum

Anthony Wilfert and Brian Blas thought they'd found the perfect place to hold their commitment ceremony, until they received an email claiming Tennessee's prohibition on same-sex marriage made the couple ineligible for booking.

WATCH: God Frowns on U.S. for Condemning Ugandan Antigay Law, Says Pol
April 28 2014 3:08 PM ET

GOP Pol: God 'Appalled' by U.S. Opposition to Ugandan Antigay Law

Trudy Ring

'What must God think of our country?' asks Glenn Grothman, an ultraconservative Wisconsin state legislator now seeking a congressional seat.

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