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.
More Than 47,000 Petition White House to Recognize Nonbinary Genders
March 20 2014 1:37 PM ET

Nearly 50,000 Petition White House to Recognize Nonbinary Genders

Parker Marie Molloy

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition urging the Obama administration to legally recognize nonbinary genders.

Op-Ed: Gay and Faithful Aren't Mutually Exclusive
March 20 2014 11:27 AM ET

Op-ed: Gay and Faithful Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Michael O'Loughlin

The Catholic League's Bill Donohue hasn't grasped that there are openly LGBT people of faith.

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Dead at 84
March 20 2014 11:25 AM ET March 20 2014 4:10 PM ET

WBC Founder Fred Phelps Dead at 84

Sunnivie Brydum

One of Fred Phelps's estranged sons confirmed to media that the patriarch of the Westboro Baptist Church died in hospice care Wednesday night.

Chelsea Manning Seeks Legal Name Change
March 20 2014 10:39 AM ET

Chelsea Manning Seeks Legal Name Change

Parker Marie Molloy

After coming out as transgender last August, the WikiLeaks source is seeking to make her name change official.

Iraq: A Gay Soldier’s View
March 20 2014 3:00 AM ET

Iraq: A Gay Soldier’s View

Rob Smith

On the 11th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq, gay former soldier Rob Smith remembers the harrowing events.

Trans Woman Denies Involvement in Murders, Blaming Former Self
March 19 2014 5:00 PM ET

Trans Woman Denies Involvement in Murders, Blaming Former Self

Parker Marie Molloy

A transgender woman is using an atypical defense against charges that she committed a string of murders in Washington State.

Candidate Who Blamed Gays for Disasters Wins Ill. Congressional Primary
March 19 2014 4:04 PM ET

Candidate Who Blamed Gays for Disasters Wins Ill. Primary

Trudy Ring

Republican Susanne Atanus, who said 'God is angry' at gays, pulls off a primary win but faces a popular Democratic incumbent in the general election.

Idaho Protesters Swarm State Legislature
March 19 2014 2:47 PM ET

Idaho Protesters Swarm State Legislature

Michelle Garcia

The people behind Add The Words went to Idaho's state legislature to demand that lawmakers consider adding protections for LGBT citizens to existing antidiscrimination laws.

Ill. Marriage Equality Pioneer Dead at 65
March 19 2014 2:44 PM ET

Ill. Marriage Equality Pioneer Dead at 65

Trudy Ring

Vernita Gray, part of the first same-sex couple married in Illinois after winning a court order, was a veteran activist in her hometown of Chicago.

Marriage Equality Support Doesn't Cost Ill. Repubs
March 19 2014 1:19 PM ET

Marriage Equality Support Doesn't Cost Ill. Repubs

Trudy Ring

Of the three Republican state representatives who voted for marriage equality, two won their primaries by a wide margin, while the other has a narrow lead.

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