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.
Indiana One Vote Away From Approving 'License to Discriminate'

Indiana One Vote Away From 'License to Discriminate'

The bill, which could result in businesses turning away LGBT customers without facing legal consequences, cleared a House committee yesterday.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Eats 'Hate Cake' to Mock Texas Lawmakers

WATCH: Jon Stewart Eats 'Hate Cake' to Mock Texas GOP 

In Monday night's episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart openly criticizes the antigay laws in Texas — with a slice of cake.

How the Midwest Will Be Won for Equality

How the Midwest Will Be Won for Equality

Big groups like the HRC had focused on more populous states, but these days that seems to be changing.

Op-ed: What We Need to Do to Lift LGBT Women Out of Poverty

Op-ed: What Must Happen to Lift LGBT Women Out of Poverty

National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund executive director Rea Carey says we can no longer tolerate the financial inequality that queer women face.

Trans Man Behind #WeJustNeedtoPee Isn't Selfie-Centered

Trans Man Behind #WeJustNeedtoPee Isn't Selfie-Centered

Trans man Michael Hughes was perfectly happy living stealth, as a family man in Rochester, Minn. Then lawmakers started targeting his community.

In Memoir, Barney Frank Lives Up to His Name

In Memoir, Barney Frank Lives Up to His Name

The former congressman talks to The Advocate about his autobiography and, as we've grown to expect, doesn't hold back.

PHOTOS: Artistic Activism

PHOTOS: Artistic Activism

Artists adopt the power of the poster to raise awareness for LGBT immigration reform.

California Sen. Seeks Bar Review for Lawyer with ‘Kill the Gays’ Proposition

Sen. Seeks Review of Lawyer with ‘Kill the Gays’ Prop.

Out State Sen. Ricardo Lara believes that Matthew McLaughlin’s ballot initiative calling for gay people to be shot to death violates the state’s code of conduct for attorneys.

Texas Rep. Wants to Protect Antigay Bigots as 'Conscientious Objectors'

Texas: Protect Bigots as 'Conscientious Objectors' 

Texas Rep. Cecil Bill introduced legislation designed to let individuals refuse to serve LGBT people as a 'conscientious objector.'

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