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: Fox's Juan Williams Asks Whether Phil Robertson Is Face of GOP Outreach

Fox's Juan Williams Amazed By GOP's Leadership Speaker

Entertain yourself by watching Fox's Juan Williams call out the GOP for playing host to Phil Robertson.

Florida's Twice Divorced Attorney General Thinks Gays Don’t Have ‘Stable And Enduring Family Units’
August 28 2014 1:05 PM ET

Florida's Twice-Divorced AG Calls Gay Families Unstable

In defense of the state's ban on same-sex marriage, Bondi argued it would "impose significant public harm" as well.

Rock Star Melissa Etheridge Marries Nurse Jackie Creator Linda Wallem

Rock Star Melissa Etheridge Marries Nurse Jackie Creator Linda Wallem

The twosome said "I do" just two days after they each turned 53.

WATCH: Web Series ‘Brothers’ Explores  Lives of Transgender Men
October 13 2014 11:50 AM ET

WATCH: New Web Series Explores Lives of Transgender Men

A new web series offers an intimate look at the everyday lives of urban transgender men.

WATCH: Parents of Young Transgender Son Share Their Heartwarming Story
June 02 2014 1:19 AM ET

WATCH: Parents of Trans Son Share Their Heartwarming Story

They listened to 5-year-old son and supported him in being himself.

Obama Declares June Pride Month, Urges Amercans to Eliminate Prejudice Everywhere

Obama Declares June Pride Month, Urges Amercans to Eliminate Prejudice Everywhere

The White House proclamation reiterates the successes LGBT Americans have had this year, but still calls for an end to violence and workplace discrimination.

Calif. Advances Bill Aimed at Stopping 'Gay Panic' Defense

Calif. Advances Bill Aimed at Stopping 'Gay Panic' Defense

The bill makes clear that a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity is not sufficient reason to reduce a charge from murder to manslaughter.

WATCH: Prop. 8 Plaintiffs on the Momentum of Equality

WATCH: Prop. 8 Plaintiffs on the Momentum of Equality

Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami talk about the forces behind pro–marriage equality rulings and discuss the new documentary on their court victory, The Case Against 8.

WATCH: Fox Station Sends Transphobic Reporter to Slander Md. Trans Law

WATCH: Fox Sends Transphobic Reporter to Slander Md. Trans Law

A former opinion editor at the right-wing Washington Times, Emily Miller, conducted an investigative report for a Fox affiliate where she spread unchallenged falsehoods about transgender people in a 'report' on Maryland's new nondiscrimination law.

HHS Lifts Medicare Ban on Gender-Confirming Surgeries

HHS Lifts Medicare Ban on Gender-Confirming Surgeries

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will begin offering transition-related healthcare coverage to transgender Medicare beneficiaries.

UNC Schools Begin Offering Gay Military Spouses In-State Tuition

UNC Schools Begin Offering Gay Military Spouses In-State Tuition

Despite a state ban on same-sex marriage, the University of North Carolina system has begun offering in-state tuition to the gay spouses of military personnel, so long as they were wed in states that have instituted marriage equality.

WATCH: Atlanta Trans Women Beaten on Train as Bystanders Film

WATCH: Atlanta Trans Women Beaten on Train

Two transgender women were beaten aboard an Atlanta commuter train as fellow passengers shouted at the victims.

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