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.
Report: Discrimination, Harassment Harms Transgender Health
July 28 2014 10:09 AM ET

Report: Discrimination, Harassment Harms Transgender Health

Parker Marie Molloy

According to a new report, discrimination and harassment could lead to physical and mental ailments like headaches, nausea, depression, and anxiety.

These Native-American Tribes Are Pioneering Marriage Equality
July 28 2014 9:00 AM ET

These Native-American Tribes Are Pioneering Marriage Equality

Connie Wu

The Puyallup Tribe is the latest to join a growing list of Native-American tribes legalizing same-sex marriage, many in states that have banned it.

40 Under 40: Janet Mock Is Our Best Ambassador to the Media
July 28 2014 6:30 AM ET

Janet Mock Is Our Best Ambassador to the Media

Parker Marie Molloy

The Messengers: Janet Mock is one of mainstream media's smartest voices on how to cover trans people. If there's anyone journalists should listen to, it's Mock.

Op-ed: Social Justice Can Cure What Ails Us
July 28 2014 5:07 AM ET

Op-ed: Social Justice Can Cure What Ails Us

Sean Cahill and Sari Reisner

Being discriminated against is bad for your health, according to new findings.

Arizona: Marriage Ban Wasn't Meant to Harm Gay Couples
July 27 2014 1:34 PM ET

Arizona: Marriage Ban Wasn't Meant to Harm Gay Couples

Michelle Garcia

The lawyers say the laws barring same-sex couples from marrying in Arizona were not made out of malice, but to protect children and the sanctity of marriages.

Congresswoman Slams Science Magazine for Transphobic, Sexist Cover
July 27 2014 11:48 AM ET

Congresswoman Slams Magazine for Transphobic, Sexist Cover

Parker Marie Molloy

California Rep. Jackie Speier speaks out on the magazine's recent controversial cover image featuring transgender sex workers.

WATCH: Mormon Mom Help Transgender Son Accept Himself
July 26 2014 3:04 PM ET

WATCH: Mormon Mom Helps Transgender Son Accept Himself

Mitch Kellaway

One devout Mormon mother shows how embracing her son's gender transition is the epitome of practicing her faith.

Newspaper Editor Fights For Job After 'Gaystapo' Blog Post
July 26 2014 11:48 AM ET

Newspaper Editor Fights For Job After 'Gaystapo' Blog Post

Michelle Garcia

A newspaper editor has filed a complaint with the EEOC after being fired for an antigay blog post on his personal site.

Miami Judge Rules Florida's Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
July 25 2014 6:52 PM ET

Miami Judge Rules Florida's Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Michelle Garcia

A judge ruled that Florida's marriage law is only in place to discriminate against same-sex couples.

Mormon Mass Resignation Held in Protest of Feminist's Ex-Communication
July 25 2014 6:47 PM ET

Mormon Mass Resignation Held in Protest of Feminist's Ex-Communication

Daniel Reynolds

Around 100 protestors gathered in Salt Lake City this week following the ousting of Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly from the Mormon faith.

Modern Family's Gay Dad Says NO WAY to Rick Santorum Photo
July 25 2014 1:58 PM ET

Which Modern Family Star Shot Down Rick Santorum?

Daniel Reynolds

Eric Stonestreet shot down the antigay politician's request during a Washington party.

Michele Bachmann Is Back With One of Her Most Homophobic Comments Ever
July 25 2014 12:50 PM ET

Michele Bachmann Is Back With One of Her Worst Comments Ever

Lucas Grindley

If she does try to win the Republican nomination in 2016, expect more of this sort of thing.

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