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.
Where LGBT Candidates Need the Most Help, Get the Least
November 04 2014 3:00 AM ET

Where LGBT Candidates Need the Most Help, Get Least

Kerry Eleveld

The Victory Fund is proud of its success rate, but it’s not taking enough chances where we need victories: the South and Midwest.

Election Results for LGBT Voters: In The States
November 03 2014 7:16 PM ET November 05 2014 7:57 PM ET

Election Results for LGBT Voters: In The States

Advocate.com Editors

The highest profile races are often at the federal level, but state legislatures and city leaders can make a big difference in LGBT lives.

WATCH: 6 Outrageous Quotes From I Stand Sunday
November 03 2014 6:09 PM ET

WATCH: 6 Outrageous Quotes From I Stand Sunday

Stevie St. John

At the I Stand Sunday rally in Houston, opponents of an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance portrayed themselves as victims of dictators and evildoers — and Phil Robertson promised he wouldn't use the women's restroom.

11 Most Shocking Tweets From #IStandSunday
November 03 2014 5:44 PM ET

11 Most Shocking Tweets From #IStandSunday

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Sunday's antigay rally in Houston tried to promote its agenda using #IStandSunday, but LGBT activists had other intentions for the hashtag.

Irish Trans Woman Settles Decades-Long Gender Recognition Battle
November 03 2014 4:38 PM ET

Irish Trans Woman's Gender Recognition Battle Finally Ends

Mitch Kellaway

Dr. Lydia Foy received a game-changing settlement from the Irish government after the High Court found that her human rights have been violated for over 20 years.

Brooklyn Trans Hate Crime Victim Going Home with Brain Injuries
November 03 2014 4:14 PM ET

Brooklyn Trans Hate Crime Victim Going Home Brain-Injured

Mitch Kellaway

Kimy Hartman has an uphill climb ahead after suffering brain damage from a transphobic beating last month, and friends have set up a fundraiser to defray ongoing medical costs.

Decision on Kan. Marriage Licenses Likely Soon
November 03 2014 3:52 PM ET

How Soon Will Kan. Let Same-Sex Couples Marry?

Trudy Ring

A federal judge says he'll decide shortly whether Kansas counties can license same-sex marriages, although state officials have asked him to avoid ruling.

WATCH: Election Snafu Stalls Navajo Nation’s Repeal of Marriage Ban
November 03 2014 3:48 PM ET

WATCH: Election Snafu Stalls Navajo Marriage Ban Repeal

Matt Baume

Voters will have to wait for a ballot scandal to be resolved before they can vote for a pro-equality candidate.

Trans Men on Sex, Art, and Identity in 'Transparent'
November 03 2014 6:00 AM ET

Trans Men on Sex, Art, and Identity in Transparent

Mitch Kellaway

Along with producer Rhys Ernst, trans comedian Ian Harvie opens up about how Transparent's trans male character, Dale, was developed and responds to criticism that contends that portrayal was problematic.

WATCH: Georgia Trans Man Called 'It' by Police Pushes for End to Harassment
November 02 2014 2:57 PM ET

Ga. Trans Man Called 'It' By Police Pushes for Change

Mitch Kellaway

Juan Evans says police called him 'it,' 'a thing,' and threatened him with a forced genital search roadside, before arresting him claiming he was 'lying' about his gender.

New Trans-Themed Film 'Three Generations' Features No Trans Actors
November 02 2014 6:30 AM ET

No Trans Actors Cast for New Trans Film Three Generations

Mitch Kellaway

The new indie production will star cisgender actress Elle Fanning as trans male teen Ray, using a casting approach criticized by many trans advocates.

WATCH: Brooke Guinan, Trans FDNY Firefighter, Gets Real About Employment Discrimination
November 01 2014 1:36 PM ET

Trans Firefighter Gets Real About Workplace Discrimination

Mitch Kellaway

In a recent interview with MSNBC, the face of V.O.I.C.E.'s viral 'So Trans, So What?' campaign discusses trans people's external and internal barriers to getting jobs.

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