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.
Mother of Transgender Teen Who Killed Self Speaks Out

Mother of Transgender Teen Who Killed Self Speaks Out

Carla Alcorn: 'I Never Knew He Wanted to Be Called Leelah.'

Idaho Gov, AG Fighting to Re-ban Marriage Equality

Idaho Gov, AG Fighting to Re-ban Marriage Equality

Same-sex couples have been marrying in the Gem State since October — and the state's highest officials are not happy about it.

Savage: Parents of Trans Teen Who Ended Life Should Be Prosecuted

Savage: Parents of Trans Teen Who Ended Life Should Be Prosecuted

Columnist Dan Savage has harsh words for the parents of Leelah Alcorn.

5 Global LGBT Rights News Stories to Watch in 2015

5 Global LGBT-rights Stories to Watch in 2015

The Advocate asked Human Rights First advocacy counsel Shawn Gaylord to compile a list of five of the most significant developing stories regarding LGBT rights, equality and threats to our community worldwide.

People to Watch in 2015

People to Watch in 2015

Actors, writers, activists, comedians and more make of the list of people to watch in the new year.

Barbara Smith: Soul on Hold

Barbara Smith: Soul on Hold

This 1985 essay by Barbara Smith, a scholar-activist who made contributions to social justice movements in civil rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and black feminism, recalls early moments of intersectionality between African-American and LGBT rights movements, yet resonates today in the wake of Ferguson.

BREAKING: Judge Rules ALL Florida Counties Must Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

Judge: All Florida Counties Must Issue Marriage Licenses

Judge confirms that marriages must start after his stay expires next Monday.

Do the Antigay Duggars Have a Lesbian Secret?

Do the Antigay Duggars Have a Lesbian Secret?

Turns out Michelle Duggar, the mom on 19 Kids and Counting, has a lesbian sister.

Gay Man to Lead California’s Largest Civil Rights Agency

Gay Man to Lead California’s Largest Civil Rights Agency

After a storied career fighting illegal retaliation against low-wage workers and cases involving human trafficking, Kevin Kish is tapped to lead an agency beset by allegations.

Op-ed: Missing the Point in Ferguson

Op-ed: Missing the Point in Ferguson

We must seek to understand the ways in which oppression is a shared burden that ignores racial and orientation boundaries.

Op-ed: We Need to Protect Our Trans Children

Op-ed: We Need to Protect Our Trans Children

In the wake of trans teen Leelah Alcorn's suicide, a trans advocate calls for adults to actively show trans youth they are accepted at home and beyond.

Brother to Brother: An Interview Between Bayard Rustin and Joseph Beam

An Interview Between Bayard Rustin and Joseph Beam

Read this exclusive 1986 interview between Bayard Rustin and Joseph Beam about gay rights, which is now available in the republished book Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin.

Trans Actress Michelle Hendley on Trans Rom-Com 'Boy Meets Girl'

Trans Actress Michelle Hendley on Trans Rom-Com Boy Meets Girl

Craving more trans actors playing trans roles? Meet Michelle Hendley, whose debut as charming small-town trans girl Ricky has viewers and critics wanting more.

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