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: Jerry Springer Will No Longer Use The T-Word
March 24 2014 4:09 PM ET

WATCH: Jerry Springer Will Stop Using The T-Word

Parker Marie Molloy

The former Cincinnati mayor announced plans to remove the word 'tranny' from his vocabulary after learning of its derogatory nature.

Gay R.I. House Speaker Resigns Following FBI Raid
March 24 2014 2:50 PM ET

Gay R.I. House Speaker Resigns After FBI Raid

Sunnivie Brydum

Providence Democrat Gordon Fox, the openly gay speaker of the State House, resigned his post Saturday after the FBI raided his home and office.

Michigan: Hundreds Wed in 24 Hours
March 24 2014 2:32 PM ET

Michigan: Hundreds Wed in 24 Hours

Michelle Garcia

Couples from across the state flocked to obtain marriage licenses before a temporary stay could be issued the following day.

AP Corrects Itself for Calling Nets Jerseys 'Gay'
March 23 2014 4:17 PM ET

AP Corrects Itself for Calling Nets Jerseys 'Gay'

Lucas Grindley

One letter makes a big difference in this case.

Rachel Maddow Explains the Counter-Intuitive Legacy of Westboro
March 23 2014 10:20 AM ET

Rachel Maddow Explains the Counter-Intuitive Legacy of Westboro

Lucas Grindley

Fred Phelps and company set out to make the world hate LGBT people but achieved the opposite.

WATCH: Joe Biden Gives Blunt Speech at HRC Gala
March 23 2014 12:41 AM ET

WATCH: Joe Biden Gives Blunt Speech at HRC Gala

Lucas Grindley

The vice president was outraged by ENDA's stall in Congress, Uganda's jail-the-gays law, Russia's propaganda law, and even railed against corrective rape of lesbians in Africa.

Don Lemon: A Selfie to Remember
March 22 2014 12:26 PM ET

Don Lemon: A Selfie to Remember

Lucas Grindley

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association brought in loads of media stars for its annual fundraiser.

NYT Trend Story: The Word 'Homosexual' Is Offensive
March 22 2014 11:32 AM ET

NYT Trend Story: The Word 'Homosexual' Is Offensive

Lucas Grindley

The newspaper was apparently way ahead of this trend, deciding back in 1987 not to use "homosexual" in place of gay or lesbian.

WATCH: Finally, First Couple Married in Michigan
March 22 2014 10:25 AM ET June 04 2014 2:28 PM ET

WATCH: Finally, First Couple Married in Michigan

Lucas Grindley

After a long line of couples were married Saturday morning in Michigan, a federal appeals court stepped in and brought it to a halt.

Antigay Activist Doesn't Like Pride Parade Rules, Won't March
March 21 2014 7:44 PM ET

Antigay Activist Doesn't Like Pride Parade Rules, Won't March

Trudy Ring

Bill Donohue has nixed plans to march in New York City's LGBT pride parade, saying he won't attend a required 'gay training session.'

WATCH: Mich. Moms Learn They've Defeated Marriage Ban
March 21 2014 6:23 PM ET

WATCH: Mich. Moms Learn They've Defeated Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

See the moment April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse learned that the state of Michigan must recognize their marriage and subsequently, their family.

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