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.
Maddow: Anti-Marriage Equality Arguments Are 'Pathetic'

Maddow: Anti-Marriage Equality Arguments Are 'Pathetic'

Maddow says the conservative arguments against marriage equality are becoming increasingly incoherent, low rent, and pathetic.

5 Inspirational Photos From the Prop. 8 Hearings

5 Inspirational Photos From the Prop. 8 Hearings

These images reveal the tension, the hope, and the conflict as the Supreme Court considers marriage equality in a pivotal moment for LGBT Americans.

Proposition 8 Timeline: How Did We Get Here Anyway?

Proposition 8 Timeline: How Did We Get Here Anyway?

From protests in the streets to a judge being forced out of the closet, the road to the Supreme Court has been winding and emotional and culminates today with the ultimate confrontation of argument

Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Arrive, Ready for Business

Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Arrive, Ready for Business

See the four people who could change history this week. The Advocate's Kerry Eleveld will be in the courtroom on Tuesday and Wednesday to share what happens.

GLAAD Affirms Commitment To Trans and Bi People, Alters Name

GLAAD Alters Name to Show Inclusion of Trans and Bi People

The organization announced it is formally dropping the 'Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation' from its name and will be known henceforth simply as GLAAD, the LGBT Media Advocacy Organization.

Conservatives and Liberals: Who Has Better Gaydar?

Conservatives and Liberals: Who Has Better Gaydar?

A new study aims to show whether conservatives or liberals have better gaydar.

A World Where Milk And Shepard Still Live

A World Where Milk And Shepard Still Live

The Anti-Defamation League hypothesizes what the world would be like without hate.

Chris Christie Called 'Ignorant' for Being Undecided on Ex-gay Therapy's Merits

Chris Christie Called 'Ignorant' Over 'Ex-gay' Therapy Bill

A challenger to the New Jersey governor attacked his indecision on whether to sign a ban on "conversion therapy."

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