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.
Op-ed: Rethinking the Shame Game Against Homophobes
April 16 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Rethinking the Shame Game Against Homophobes

Matthew J. Beier

Is it time for LGBTs to turn the other cheek?

Op-ed: How Not to React When an LGBT Teacher Is Fired
April 16 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How Not to React When an LGBT Teacher Is Fired

Samantha Allen

Yet another transgender teacher was pushed out of employment due to her gender identity. The so-called solutions that came up are poor excuses for perpetuating homophobia and transphobia.

PHOTOS: Diego Tolomelli and the Stain of Original Sin
April 16 2014 3:00 AM ET

Diego Tolomelli and the Stain of Original Sin

Christopher Harrity

Tolomelli's luscious stained-glass works stir the passions of the spirit as well as those of the flesh.

S.C. Pols Continue Critique of College Over LGBT 'Recruitment'
April 15 2014 6:57 PM ET

S.C. Pols Continue Critique of College Over LGBT 'Recruitment'

Trudy Ring

One has already compared the offering of LGBT materials to indoctrination in skinhead culture and radical Islam, and now another says 'all of America should be outraged' at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

Anglican Priest Defies Church, Marries Partner
April 15 2014 5:18 PM ET

Anglican Priest Defies Church, Marries Partner

Michael O'Loughlin

A Church of England clergy member takes advantage of England's new marriage equality law, in defiance of his denomination's opposition to same-sex unions.

WATCH: Bishop Robinson Talks 'OMG' Moment at WH Prayer Breakfast
April 15 2014 4:51 PM ET

WATCH: Bishop Robinson Dishes on His Presidential 'OMG' Moment

Trudy Ring

Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, says it was a surprise when President Obama asked him to lead the closing prayer at the event, but a privilege too.

Indian Supreme Court Recognizes Third Gender
April 15 2014 4:01 PM ET

Indian Supreme Court Recognizes Third Gender

Sunnivie Brydum

In a landmark ruling, India's highest court has declared that transgender Indians are entitled to the same rights as all other citizens of the nation.

April 15 2014 3:51 PM ET

What Does LGBT Power Look Like in 2014?

Tim Cook, Rachel Maddow, and Tammy Baldwin are in the top 5; newcomers Michael Sam and Robin Roberts crack the top 10; Jennifer Pritzker becomes the first transgender person on the list.

Arizona Activist Found Guilty of 'Walking While Trans'
April 15 2014 1:52 PM ET

Arizona Activist Found Guilty of 'Walking While Trans'

Sunnivie Brydum

Arizona transgender student and sex worker advocate Monica Jones was found guilty last week of 'manifesting prostitution,' a broadly defined offense that activists say profiles transgender and low-income people of color.

Chaz Bono Talks Trans Issues on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'
April 15 2014 1:44 PM ET April 17 2014 9:12 PM ET

Chaz Bono Talks Trans Issues on RuPaul's Drag Race

Daniel Reynolds

The transgender public figure appeared as a Drag Race guest judge the same day the Logo TV network issued an apology for a segment that sparked controversy among trans people.

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