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.
Staffers for Former Utah Attorney General Caught Sending Transphobic Emails
January 03 2014 4:56 PM ET

Utah Ex-AG's Staffers Caught Sending Transphobic Emails

Parker Marie Molloy

An ongoing investigation of former Utah attorney general John Swallow has netted an unexpected discovery regarding transphobia within the 2012 Swallow reelection campaign.

Mormon 'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down, Absorbed by Other Organization
January 03 2014 4:50 PM ET

Mormon 'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down

Trudy Ring

Evergreen International, which advocated 'ex-gay' therapy, is folded into North Star, a support group that takes no stand on the practice. But does this mean a more accepting approach?

Houston Mayor Annise Parker Pushes LGBT-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance
January 03 2014 2:42 PM ET

Houston Mayor Annise Parker Pushes LGBT-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Daniel Reynolds

In her third inaugural address, Parker called for LGBT protections to be added to Houston's nondiscrimination ordinance.

CeCe McDonald to Be Released From Prison
January 03 2014 11:28 AM ET

CeCe McDonald to Be Released From Prison

Parker Marie Molloy

McDonald will be released from prison January 13. Meanwhile, Orange Is the New Black star and fellow African-American trans woman Laverne Cox is producing a documentary about McDonald's life.

20 Years After Brandon Teena's Death, Trans Rights Still Have a Long Way to Go
January 02 2014 6:13 PM ET

The Death of Brandon Teena: 20 Years Later

Parker Marie Molloy

Two decades after a Nebraska transgender man was brutally murdered, what has changed in the world of transgender rights?

Charlie Crist Says 'Sorry' for Supporting Florida's Marriage Ban
January 02 2014 3:04 PM ET

Charlie Crist 'Sorry' for Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Daniel Reynolds

"It was a mistake," added the former Republican governor, who is now courting LGBT voters in his gubernatorial campaign as a Democrat.

WATCH: Utah Asks Supreme Court to Stop Same-Sex Marriages
January 02 2014 2:53 PM ET

WATCH: Utah Asks Supreme Court to Stop Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

Utah's attorney general has filed an emergency request for a stay of a December ruling that brought marriage equality to Utah.

January 02 2014 2:20 PM ET

Kara Swisher Launches New Venture With NBC

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Indiana Appeals Court: Gender Change Does Not Void Marriage
January 02 2014 7:00 AM ET

Indiana Court: Gender Change Does Not Void Marriage

Parker Marie Molloy

A law prohibiting same-sex marriage does not automatically void marriages between transgender individuals and their cisgender spouses, the court ruled.

Has Gay Congressman Outraced the Whisperers in Maine?
January 02 2014 6:00 AM ET

Has Gay Congressman Outraced the Whisperers in Maine?

Steve Weinstein

Maine gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud’s well-timed coming out ahead of a mysterious whisper campaign instantly made him a national figure.

Trans Golfer Still Trying to Join Pro Tour Even While Claiming to Have Unfair Advantage
January 01 2014 5:00 PM ET

Trans Golfer Still Trying to Go Pro, Claims She Has Unfair Advantage

Parker Marie Molloy

Bobbi Lancaster is trying to become the first openly transgender athlete to play on the LPGA Tour, even while arguing she has a natural advantage in competition.

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