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.
PHOTOS: Celebrities Share Messages of Hope, Inspiration on GLAAD's Red Carpet
April 14 2014 4:12 PM ET

PHOTOS: Chatting Up Celebs on GLAAD's Red Carpet

Jase Peeples

Superstars, advocates, and out trailblazers celebrated the progress of LGBT depictions in media and offered words of encouragement in the continuing battle for equality at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

Prominent Trans Twitter Engineer Charged With Raping Her Wife
April 14 2014 3:46 PM ET April 14 2014 3:55 PM ET

Trans Twitter Engineer Charged With Rape

Parker Marie Molloy

One of the world's most influential LGBT minds in tech faces a series of felony charges after being accused of rape.

Despite 'Religious Freedom' Law, Miss. Businesses Promise 'We Don't Discriminate'
April 14 2014 2:36 PM ET

Miss. Businesses Take a Stand for LGBT Customers

Sunnivie Brydum

Responding to Mississippi's passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, businesses statewide are standing up for equality and pledging not to discriminate against anyone who wants to purchase goods

BREAKING: Judge Strikes Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban
April 14 2014 10:54 AM ET

Judge Strikes Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Federal judge Timothy Black held true to his word and issued a ruling ordering Ohio to recognize legal same-sex marriages performed in other states.

RuPaul's Drag Race, Logo TV Apologize for Transphobic Slur
April 14 2014 10:54 AM ET April 14 2014 8:48 PM ET

RuPaul's Drag Race, Logo Apologize for Transphobic Slur

Parker Marie Molloy

Logo TV has announced that RuPaul's Drag Race will no longer include the long-running segment 'You've Got She-mail,' apologizing for the show's insensitivity, and removing a transphobic episode from the show's online archives.

WATCH: Ellen Page Introduces Her Hero, Laverne Cox
April 13 2014 12:01 PM ET

WATCH: Ellen Page Introduces Her Hero, Laverne Cox

Lucas Grindley

Actress Laverne Cox was honored for advocacy on behalf of trans people.

San Francisco Pride Apologizes, Honors Chelsea Manning
April 13 2014 11:15 AM ET

San Francisco Pride Apologizes, Honors Chelsea Manning

Lucas Grindley

Other grand marshals include Ross Mathews and Janet Mock.

Oklahoma Trans Woman Paula Sophia to Run for Statehouse Seat
April 13 2014 10:35 AM ET

Okla. Trans Woman to Run for Statehouse Seat

Parker Marie Molloy

Oklahoma City's first openly transgender police officer aims to become the state's first transgender state representative in the legislature.

Letter to Pope: Protect LGBT Youth
April 13 2014 10:20 AM ET

Letter to Pope: Protect LGBT Youth

Michael O'Loughlin

The head of a New York homeless shelter for LGBT youth wants the pope to see the impact of church teaching on LGBT youth.

Virginia Attorney General Compares Marriage Ban to Racism
April 12 2014 3:20 PM ET

Virginia's AG Compares Marriage Ban to Racism

Lucas Grindley

Bans on same-sex couples getting married sound awfully similar to bans on interracial marriage, says Virginia's attorney general.

Anderson Cooper Throws Shade at Antigay Anchor
April 12 2014 2:47 PM ET

Anderson Cooper Throws Shade at Antigay Anchor

Lucas Grindley

Antigay hecklers couldn't resist commenting when the CNN anchor said he's impressed by the first-ever active men's Division I basketball player to come out.

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