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: First Openly Gay Sen. Tammy Baldwin on 'Courage' of Those Supporting ENDAWATCH: First Openly Gay Sen. Tammy Baldwin on 'Courage' of Those Supporting ENDA
November 04 2013 6:07 PM ET

WATCH: First Openly Gay Sen. Tammy Baldwin on ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

The nation's first openly gay Senator took to the Senate floor this afternoon to deliver an impassioned speech in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Are Evangelicals 'Evolving' on LGBT Issues?
November 04 2013 2:59 PM ET

Are Evangelicals 'Evolving' on LGBT Issues?

Trudy Ring

Some commentators think high-profile megachurch minister Joel Osteen's recent statements offer hope.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges Congress to Pass ENDA
November 04 2013 2:29 PM ET

Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges Congress to Pass ENDA

Michelle Garcia

Cook says a federal law that mirror's Apple's workplace equality policy is necessary to foster success among all employees.

WATCH: Kids React to Same-Sex Marriage Proposals
November 04 2013 1:24 PM ET

WATCH: Kids React to Same-Sex Marriage Proposals

Jase Peeples

In a new episode of the series 'Kids React,' children between the ages of 5 and 13 were shown viral videos of same-sex marriage proposals and had their reactions recorded.

Obama and 60 Senators Support ENDA
November 04 2013 1:21 PM ET November 04 2013 4:55 PM ET

Obama and 60 Senators Support ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

With President Obama's op-ed at The Huffington Post and Nevada Republican senator Dean Heller's support announced this morning, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is poised to pass the U.S. Senate for the first time.

Congressman Confronts Whisper Campaign by Coming Out
November 04 2013 12:37 PM ET

Lawmaker Confronts Whisper Campaign by Coming Out

Lucas Grindley

Maine congressman Mike Michaud says his opponents attempted to smear him as he runs for governor.

Gay Couple Becomes First Men to Marry Each Other at West Point
November 03 2013 2:18 PM ET

Gay Couple Is First to Marry at West Point

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The 20-somethings are both alums of the esteemed military academy, though they met long after grad.

British Govt Accuses Glen Greenwald's Partner of Terrorism
November 03 2013 12:12 PM ET

British Govt Accuses Glen Greenwald's Partner of Terrorism

Diane Anderson-Minshall

After being caught with documents meant for the famed journalist, David Miranda is under fire from Britain.

Meet Mia, the Trans Woman Who'll Make You Want to Watch Houston Beauty
November 02 2013 12:04 PM ET November 04 2013 1:31 AM ET

Meet Mia, the Trans Woman Who'll Make You Want to Watch Houston Beauty

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Out on the streets at 13 because she was trans, Mia is now fighting to become a hair stylist and to show America that "I am human and no different from anyone else who has been brought into this world." 

Chelsea Manning Willing to Go to Court for Gender Procedures
November 01 2013 3:35 PM ET

Chelsea Manning Willing to Go to Court for Gender Procedures

Trudy Ring

In a letter published this week, she says her attorney will make a court filing if the military does not grant her requests.

Hagel: Denying Military IDs to Gay National Guard Spouses is Wrong
November 01 2013 3:27 PM ET November 01 2013 4:41 PM ET

Hagel: Denying Military IDs to Gay National Guard Spouses is Wrong

Michelle Garcia

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the head of the National Guard to look into the matter.

Obama Urges Hawaii to Pass Marriage Equality
November 01 2013 1:37 PM ET

Obama Urges Hawaii to Pass Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

The president has lent his voice in support of Hawaii's Marriage Equality Act, which is being considered by the state's legislature.

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