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.
Op-ed: With Friends Like Piers Morgan, Who Needs Enemies?
February 06 2014 11:29 AM ET

Op-ed: With Friends Like Piers Morgan, Who Needs Enemies?

Parker Marie Molloy

Piers Morgan spent a full day making offensive statements related to transgender advocate Janet Mock. Then he invited Mock back, talked over her, and hosted a panel from which she was excluded.

Harry Reid Favors Obama's ENDA Executive Order
February 05 2014 4:14 PM ET

Harry Reid Favors Obama's ENDA Executive Order

Sunnivie Brydum

The move could signal that similar federal legislation is effectively dead in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria 'Thank God' for Anti-LGBT Laws
February 05 2014 1:07 PM ET

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria 'Thank God' for Anti-LGBT Laws

Michael O'Loughlin

Catholic bishops in Nigeria congratulated the president on law that imprisons LGBT people.

WATCH: Clay Aiken Is Officially Running for Congress
February 05 2014 12:49 PM ET

WATCH: Clay Aiken Is Officially Running for Congress

Matthew Breen

One of the most well-known American Idol contestants announced his candidacy for Congress in a new video.

Op-ed: Janet Mock Slams Piers Morgan for Transphobic Questions, Tweets
February 05 2014 11:20 AM ET February 05 2014 2:55 PM ET

Janet Mock Slams Piers Morgan for Insensitive Questions

Parker Marie Molloy

CNN's Piers Morgan had a meltdown following criticism of his interview with transgender author Janet Mock as being transphobic, highlighting CNN's history of coverage insensitive to transgender identities.

February 05 2014 9:52 AM ET

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Says No to St. Patty's Parade if LGBT People Can't March

“I will be participating in a number of other events to honor the Irish heritage of this city, but I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade.”

WATCH: Jesuit Series Spotlights Faithful Lives of LGBT Catholics
February 04 2014 11:36 PM ET

WATCH: Series Spotlights Faithful Lives of LGBT Catholics

Michael O'Loughlin

A Jesuit production company invites LGBT Catholics to tell their stories.

Ruling on Virginia's Marriage Ban Expected 'Soon'
February 04 2014 5:51 PM ET

PHOTOS: Protests Flank Virginia's First Marriage Hearing 

Sunnivie Brydum

Flanked by pro- and anti-equality protestors, the first of two cases hoping to strike down Virginia's ban on marriage equality was heard at the federal courthouse today in Norfolk, Va.

Queen Elizabeth II to Visit Pope Francis in April
February 04 2014 5:18 PM ET

Queen Elizabeth II to Meet Pope Francis in April

Michael O'Loughlin

The Queen of England will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican in April during a one-day visit to Italy.

Viral Same-Sex Marriage Proposal Inspires Apology From Former Bully
February 04 2014 4:59 PM ET

Viral Proposal Inspires Apology From Former Bully

Jase Peeples

A former bully-turned-LGBT-supporter reached out via Facebook to congratulate a West Hollywood gay couple after their proposal video went viral.

Utah Lawmakers Joke About Trans People, Apologize
February 04 2014 4:32 PM ET

Utah Lawmakers Joke About Trans People, Apologize

Parker Marie Molloy

Two Utah lawmakers traded questionably transphobic tweets as the state finds itself buried in LGBT-related news.

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