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.
WATCH: Kaitlyn Hunt Accepts Plea Deal
October 03 2013 1:30 PM ET

WATCH: Kaitlyn Hunt Accepts Plea Deal

Sunnivie Brydum

The former high school cheerleader pleaded no contest to five counts in relation to a consensual relationship with her then-14-year-old girlfriend, and will be released from jail in December.

An Alternative Way to Be Catholic - and LGBT
October 03 2013 6:00 AM ET

An Alternative Way to Be Catholic — and LGBT

Trudy Ring

Churches in the Old Catholic and Independent Catholic traditions offer services that will be familiar to Roman Catholics, along with unqualified affirmation of LGBT people.

David Cameron Includes LGBT Equality in Tory Conference Speech
October 02 2013 6:30 PM ET

David Cameron Includes LGBT Equality in Tory Conference Speech

Nicholas Cimarusti

During his Conservative Party Conference speech, British Prime Minister David Cameron praises LGBT acceptance as one of Britain's best achievements.

Commercial Success for LGBT Community
October 02 2013 5:45 PM ET

WATCH: A Few Ads That Barilla Could Emulate

Nicholas Cimarusti

LGBT inclusion in television advertising is steadily increasing — regardless of whether companies like Barilla refuse to include same-sex couples in their marketing.

October 02 2013 3:30 PM ET

Sweden To Show Solidarity With Queer Russians

2,000 people will demonstrate their support for LGBT community in Russia

Pennsylvania Pastor to Face Trial for Officiating Gay Son's Wedding
October 01 2013 1:52 PM ET

Pastor to Face Trial for Officiating Gay Son's Wedding

Jase Peeples

Rev. Frank Schaefer could be facing the end of his ministerial career because he officiated his son's same-sex wedding six years ago.

Young Boy Questions Former Australian Prime Minister on Marriage Equality Stance
October 01 2013 12:41 PM ET

Young Boy Questions Prime Minister on Marriage Equality

Jase Peeples

At a recent event at the Sydney Opera House, a young boy questioned former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard on her opposition to marriage equality.

October 01 2013 12:30 PM ET

Lance Bass Is Gay, So His Wedding Will Be 'Over the Top'

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The former 'N Syncer promises 'something big and special.'

Rachel Maddow: 'Elect Republicans and They Will Burn the Place Down'
October 01 2013 1:39 AM ET

'Elect Republicans and They Will Burn the Place Down'

Lucas Grindley

The out MSNBC anchor took over coverage at the moment government shut down and delivered a stark analysis.

Microsoft Apologizes to Trans Gamer 'Humilated' by Comedian Onstage
September 30 2013 6:22 PM ET

Microsoft Apologizes to Trans Gamer Humiliated by Comedian Onstage

Sunnivie Brydum

A transgender video game journalist says she was 'completely dehumanized' when a comedian made transphobic jokes about her gender onstage during an Xbox One event at Eurogamer Expo 2013.

Vast Majority of Americans — and 56% of Republicans — Support ENDA
September 30 2013 5:52 PM ET

Vast Majority of Americans — and 56% of Republicans — Support ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

A new poll from Republican polling agency TargetPoint reveals that a supermajority of Americans support workplace protections for LGBT employees.

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