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.
Nev. AG Equates Same-Sex Marriage to Bigamy, Incest
January 24 2014 6:47 PM ET

Nevada AG: 'Marriage Is Not' Bigamy, Incest, or Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

Nevada attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto is trotting out tired — and legally unsuccessful — arguments to defend her state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Brazilian Trans Women Detained in Dubai for 'Imitating Women'
January 24 2014 6:43 PM ET

Brazilian Trans Women Detained in Dubai for 'Imitating Women'

Parker Marie Molloy

Two trans women visiting Dubai have been charged with indecent acts after local police realized they're trans.

WATCH: Antibias Laws Biased Against Christians, Says Right-Wing Group
January 24 2014 4:50 PM ET

WATCH: Antibias Laws Biased Against Christians, Says Right-Wing Group

Trudy Ring

A new video from a Focus on the Family affiliate makes this claim, but it's lacking in logic.

PHOTOS: Protesting Religious Homophobia With Kisses in Spain
January 24 2014 4:05 PM ET

PHOTOS: Protesting Religious Homophobia With Kisses in Spain

Advocate.com Editors

In Málaga, protesters staged a kiss-in to register their objections to a Roman Catholic cardinal's statement that homosexuality is a 'defect.'

Spanish Cardinal Likens Homosexuality to High Blood Pressure, Says Cure Is Possible
January 24 2014 3:07 PM ET

Spanish Cardinal Likens Homosexuality to High Blood Pressure, Says Cure Is Possible

Michael O'Loughlin

Gay people can “recover and become normal with the right treatment,” says Fernando Sebastián, recently elevated to cardinal by Pope Francis.

Op-ed: The Deadly Effects of Outing
January 24 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Deadly Effects of Outing

Parker Marie Molloy

When Grantland's Caleb Hannan outed transgender scientist Essay Anne Vanderbilt, his reporting dehumanized her. She eventually committed suicide.

PHOTOS: Men Most 'Mascular'
January 24 2014 5:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Men Most 'Mascular'

Vincent Keith

Vincent Keith's digital magazine celebrates a wider variety of men. So far, more than 150 contributors shared their vision.

Fox's Megyn Kelly Was Bullied as a Kid
January 23 2014 5:59 PM ET

Fox's Megyn Kelly Was Bullied as a Kid

Sunnivie Brydum

The Fox News anchor told Elle magazine she was relentlessly bullied in seventh grade.

What Is the Media's Role in Pushing for LGBT Rights in Russia?
January 23 2014 5:21 PM ET

What's the Media's Role in Pushing for Rights in Russia?

Advocate.com Editors

A panel of journalists and entertainers tackled the question Thursday, along with other issues regarding LGBT people and the media.

Ill. GOP Candidate Blames Gays for Disasters, Raises Party Leaders' Ire
January 23 2014 5:15 PM ET

WATCH: Ill. GOP Hopeful Blames Gays for Disasters, Autism

Trudy Ring

LGBT people have aroused God's wrath, says a Republican congressional hopeful, whose comments in turn drew the wrath of party leaders, who called on her to quit the race.

WATCH: Video of La. Trans Woman Calling Councilman's Bluff Goes Viral
January 23 2014 2:37 PM ET

WATCH: Fierce La. Trans Woman Goes Viral

Parker Marie Molloy

Pamela Raintree made headlines last week after daring a Shreveport city councilman to stone her to death. Responding to praise and a push to run for office, Raintree opts to focus on her activism.

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