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.
110 Congress Members Urge Executive Order as ENDA Stopgap

110 Congress Members Have Message for Obama

An additional 38 Congress members now support an executive order to bar federal contractors from discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.

WATCH: Jacob Rudolph Testifies Against Reparative Therapy

WATCH: Viral Video Star Testifies Against Reparative Therapy

The New Jersey teen who became a YouTube sensation after his coming-out video went viral urged a state Senate committee to ban gay conversion therapy on minors.

How Vassar Raised $100K for LGBTQ Charities to Protest Westboro Baptist Church

At Vassar College, love conquers all

New Jersey Senate to Consider Banning 'Reparative Therapy'

New Jersey Senate to Consider Banning 'Reparative Therapy'

New Jersey considers following California's lead.

Maj. Mike Almy, Discharged Under DADT, Reaches Settlement

Maj. Mike Almy, Discharged Under DADT, Reaches Settlement

The former Air Force Major's settlement is the third and final in a lawsuit challenging military discharges under the since-repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

Carly Rae Jepsen Wants the Boy Scouts to Change Their Ways

Carly Rae Jepsen Wants the Boy Scouts to Change Their Ways

"Here's hoping they make the right decision and I'm praying that moves like this will help," the singer says.

S.F. May Rename Lech Walesa Street

S.F. May Rename Lech Walesa Street

The former Polish president's antigay remarks may cost him his place on the streets of San Francisco.

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