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: N.C. College Security Confronts Trans Student Over Bathroom Usage
April 02 2014 1:10 PM ET

WATCH: N.C. College Security Confronts Trans Student Over Bathroom Usage

Parker Marie Molloy

A 22-year-old transgender college student was removed from her North Carolina campus after being confronted by a security guard outside a women's restroom.

Miss. 'License to Discriminate' Bill Heads to Governor
April 02 2014 11:17 AM ET

Miss. 'License to Discriminate' Bill Heads to Governor

Sunnivie Brydum

Mississippi's own version of the Arizona "license to discriminate" bill is ready for the governor's signature. Will this governor opt for a different outcome?

Nebraska Same-Sex Couple Seeking Divorce
April 01 2014 6:56 PM ET

Nebraska Same-Sex Couple Seeking Divorce

Trudy Ring

The problem, though, is that the state doesn't recognize their marriage, performed in Iowa in 2009.

WATCH: Catholic-Schools Teachers in Hawaii Can Be Fired for Being Gay
April 01 2014 3:58 PM ET

WATCH: Catholic-Schools Teachers in Hawaii Can Be Fired for Being Gay

Michael O'Loughlin

Teachers at Catholic schools in Hawaii can be fired for 'immoral' conduct, such as homosexuality.

Amazon Picks Up Trans-Themed Comedy 'Transparent' for 10 Episodes
April 01 2014 3:58 PM ET

Amazon Picks Up Transparent For 10 Episodes

Parker Marie Molloy

Jill Soloway's transgender TV project gets picked up for a season with promises of more trans characters.

WATCH: Anderson Cooper on Alec Baldwin's Antigay Remarks
April 01 2014 3:13 PM ET

WATCH: Anderson Cooper on Alec Baldwin's Antigay Remarks

Ran Aubrey Frazier

"I got no beef,"  said the CNN anchor appeared on The Howard Stern Show, regarding allegations that he remains hostile toward Baldwin.

Carmen Carrera Slams <i>Drag Race</i> Over Transphobic Slur
April 01 2014 2:32 PM ET

Carmen Carrera Slams Drag Race Over Transphobic Slur

Parker Marie Molloy

One of the show's best-known contestants lashes out in a defiant Facebook post.

Terminally Ill Lesbian Seeks Marriage Recognition in Indiana
April 01 2014 12:56 PM ET

Terminally Ill Lesbian Seeks Marriage Recognition in Indiana

Trudy Ring

Niki Quasney, who has stage IV cancer, and wife Amy Sandler want the state to immediately recognize their marriage.

WATCH: Model Geena Rocero Comes Out As Transgender, Launches Gender Proud
April 01 2014 8:44 AM ET April 02 2014 10:45 AM ET

WATCH: Model Comes Out As Transgender, Launches Gender Proud

Parker Marie Molloy

After years as a successful fashion model, Geena Rocero has come out as transgender, and is launching a global awareness campaign.

WATCH: New Trailer for <i>TransMilitary</i> Documentary
April 01 2014 8:20 AM ET

WATCH: New Trailer for TransMilitary Documentary

Parker Marie Molloy

TransMilitary, a documentary designed to highlight the experiences of trans service members, has released a new trailer, and is set to launch later this year.

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