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.
'Gifted Musician' Fired From Catholic Church
April 09 2014 9:06 AM ET

'Gifted Musician' Fired From Catholic Church

Michael O'Loughlin

A popular church musician was fired by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Va., after marrying his partner.

A Transgender Blessing
April 09 2014 4:00 AM ET

A Transgender Blessing

Max Strassfeld

When Jewish tradition is steeped in gender roles, how does a transgender Jewish person mark their own gender confirmation procedures?

Advertising Watchdog Organization Under Fire for Its Own Transphobic Ad
April 08 2014 5:30 PM ET April 09 2014 10:15 AM ET

WATCH: Advertising Watchdog Organization Under Fire for Transphobia

Parker Marie Molloy

A nonprofit advertising watchdog group has released a video campaign to warn consumers about deceptive advertising, featuring a trans woman as an example of deception.

WATCH: Trans Student Questioned Over Bathroom Use at N.C. College Lays Out Her Demands
April 08 2014 3:06 PM ET

WATCH: N.C. Trans Student Questioned Over Bathroom Use Responds

Parker Marie Molloy

After being mocked by security guards, escorted off campus, and suspended, a North Carolina trans woman asks for an apology, policy changes, and sensitivity training.

Former Senator Makes the Republican Case for Marriage
April 08 2014 2:19 PM ET

Former Senator Makes the Republican Case for Marriage

Michelle Garcia

Former U.S. senator Alan Simpson says everyone deserves the freedom to marry.

WATCH: S.C. School Nixes Lesbian-Themed Play After 'Recruitment' Allegations
April 08 2014 1:52 PM ET

S.C. College Cancels Lesbian Play After 'Recruitment' Charges 

Trudy Ring

The University of South Carolina Upstate has canceled a performance of How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less amid politicians' complaints that it was 'recruiting' students to be lesbians.

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Chronicles Boston Bombing Survivor's Recovery
April 08 2014 1:14 PM ET

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Chronicles Boston Bombing Survivor's Recovery

Ran Aubrey Frazier

In The Survivor Diaries, which airs tonight at 10 Eastern on CNN, the out journalist shares the story of Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a young dancer who lost her leg in last year's bombing.

WATCH: Adorable Brit Proposes to Boyfriend During Surprise Birthday Party
April 08 2014 12:13 PM ET

WATCH: Adorable Brit Proposes to Boyfriend During Surprise Birthday Party

Jase Peeples

When Jason Rodgers's boyfriend threw him a surprise birthday party he had no idea Rodgers was planning a surprise of his own.

PHOTOS: Out Director Roland Emmerich Throws Star-Studded Benefit for Pussy Riot
April 08 2014 5:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Go Inside Star-Studded Benefit for Pussy Riot

Jase Peeples

At a dinner party held in their honor, members of Pussy Riot shared stories of their two-year incarceration in Russia after taking a stand for LGBT rights and human rights in general.

WATCH: LBJ's Daughters Back Marriage Equality, Think He Would Have
April 07 2014 6:11 PM ET

WATCH: LBJ's Daughters Back Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The late president, a strong supporter of civil rights for African-Americans, was sympathetic to marginalized groups in general, say his daughters.

Trans Man's Widow Wins Battle With Pension Provider
April 07 2014 3:34 PM ET

Trans Man's Widow Wins Battle With Pension Provider

Parker Marie Molloy

The story of one woman's fight against the pension provider for her deceased trans husband serves as a reminder of both the progress made in trans rights, as well as the distance left to go.

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Slams Mississippi Gov. for Signing Discriminatory Bill
April 07 2014 3:29 PM ET

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Slams Mississippi Gov. for Signing Discriminatory Bill

Ran Aubrey Frazier

In an open letter castigating Mississippi's governor, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry set the record straight about what the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act means for LGBT Mississippians.

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