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.
Detained Trans Girl Speaks Out, Details Abusive Past

Detained Trans Girl Details Abusive Past, Incarceration

After being accused of assaulting a facility staff member, a 16-year-old trans girl was sent to an adult jail, though no charges have been filed.

Is the T Word the New N Word?

Is the T Word the New N Word?

RuPaul's Drag Race alumnae and transgender women Carmen Carrera and Monica Beverly Hillz argue that the t word is always a slur that should be stricken from the LGBT vocabulary. 

New ABC Talker Laura Ingraham Has Antigay Record

New ABC Talker Laura Ingraham Has Antigay Record

Ingraham has often used inflammatory language in discussing LGBT rights, among many other issues.

New Book: Biden Pushed Obama on Marriage Equality

New Book: Biden Pushed Obama on Marriage Equality

Vice President Joe Biden's marriage equality endorsement in 2012 was no trial balloon, but it forced the president to take a pro-equality stand, says the new book Forcing the Spring.

Ill. Trans Woman Alleges Medical Discrimination, Files Lawsuit

Ill. Trans Woman Alleges Medical Discrimination, Files Lawsuit

A transgender woman alleges that an Illinois doctor wouldn't treat her after learning about her desire to pursue hormone replacement therapy.

Ohio Marriage Ruling Stayed, Except for Plaintiffs

Ohio Marriage Ruling Stayed, Except for Plaintiffs

Federal judge Timothy Black granted a stay on his ruling striking down Ohio's marriage recognition ban, but ordered the state to issue birth certificates listing both married same-sex parents to the four plaintiff couples.

La. Legislators Refuse to Repeal Sodomy Ban

La. Legislators Refuse to Repeal Sodomy Ban

The state's House of Representatives, facing pressure from the Christian right, votes down a repeal of the unconstitutional, unenforceable law that has nonetheless continued to be used as grounds for arrest.

Op-ed: Rethinking the Shame Game Against Homophobes

Op-ed: Rethinking the Shame Game Against Homophobes

Is it time for LGBTs to turn the other cheek?

Op-ed: How Not to React When an LGBT Teacher Is Fired

Op-ed: How Not to React When an LGBT Teacher Is Fired

Yet another transgender teacher was pushed out of employment due to her gender identity. The so-called solutions that came up are poor excuses for perpetuating homophobia and transphobia.

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