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.
Trans Woman Wins Landmark Settlement in S.D. Discrimination Suit
September 16 2013 3:54 PM ET

Trans Woman Wins Landmark Settlement in S.D. Discrimination Suit

Sunnivie Brydum

Cori McCreery will be awarded $50,000 and her former employer must formally apologize after she was terminated from a job when she announced her plans to transition in 2010.

Trans Women Beaten to Death in Los Angeles, Baton Rouge
September 16 2013 2:46 PM ET

Trans Women Beaten to Death in Los Angeles, Baton Rouge

Sunnivie Brydum

A 28-year-old man is in custody for the suspected murder of Melony Smith, 26, near Los Angeles last week.

WATCH: Joe Biden Says Marriage Equality Is Civil Rights 'Issue of Our Day'
September 16 2013 2:07 PM ET

WATCH: Joe Biden Says Marriage Equality Is Civil Rights 'Issue of Our Day'

Sunnivie Brydum

The vice president spoke to a supportive crowd at a fundraiser for Iowa senator Tom Harkin on Sunday.

Gay Russian Journo: 'Putin's Regime Is Acting Like a Cornered Animal'
September 16 2013 1:26 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Russian Journo Says Putin's Regime Is 'Cornered Animal'

Sunnivie Brydum

Masha Gesen, a gay journalist in Russia, continued to speak out about what she calls the Kremlin's 'gay hate campaign' in a CNN roundtable discussion last week.

Transgender Widow Turned Down for Marriage License
September 15 2013 9:55 PM ET

Transgender Widow Turned Down for Marriage License

Trudy Ring

Nikki Araguz, who has been fighting to receive death benefits after her firefighter husband died on the job, is now seeking to remarry but is having problems with Texas law again.

Nigerian Researcher: Magnetism Proves Same-Sex Marriage Unnatural
September 15 2013 9:11 PM ET

Nigerian Researcher: Magnetism Proves Same-Sex Marriage Unnatural

Trudy Ring

His bizarre claims are getting some attention in his country, one of the least accepting nations where LGBT people are concerned.

Message to LGBT Mormons: Church Is Evolving
September 15 2013 1:58 PM ET

Message to LGBT Mormons: Church Is Evolving

Trudy Ring

Retired NFL star Steve Young and his wife, Barbara, brought that message to a conference of LGBT Mormons and their supporters this weekend.

Russia's Olympics Statement Mentions 'Inclusion'; Will It Help?
September 15 2013 1:25 PM ET

Russian 'Olympic Truce' On Inclusion; Will It Help?

Trudy Ring

The Olympic Truce, a statement of international goodwill, says Russia 'will promote social inclusion without discrimination of any kind.'

Adviser: Christine Quinn's Gender, Gayness Counted Against Her
September 14 2013 6:27 PM ET

Adviser: Christine Quinn's Gender, Gayness Counted Against Her

Trudy Ring

The problem was not 'homophobia or sexism per se, but is the way society and people view women and gays,' the New York mayoral hopeful's chief strategist says.

Do We Need 100 More Jesse Helmses?
September 13 2013 8:30 PM ET

WATCH: Do We Need 100 More Jesse Helmses?

Trudy Ring

Rising Republican star Ted Cruz says we do.

First Televised Romanian Same-Sex Wedding Gets High Ratings
September 13 2013 6:31 PM ET

First Televised Romanian Same-Sex Wedding Gets High Ratings

Trudy Ring

A Romanian gay couple's wedding was featured on the reality show Four Weddings and a Challenge.

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