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.
'Tranny Awards' Changes Its Name, Not Its Nature
March 12 2014 3:32 PM ET

'Tranny Awards' Changes Its Name, Not Its Nature

Parker Marie Molloy

After pushback from transgender people, the controversial awards show is finally changing its name, but is it enough?

Young Repubs Express Big Support for Marriage Equality
March 12 2014 3:04 PM ET

Young Repubs Express Big Support for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Sixty-one percent of GOPers under 30 endorse equal marriage rights, in marked contrast to their elders, according to a new poll.

Kenyan Lesbian Granted Asylum in U.S.
March 12 2014 3:00 PM ET

Kenyan Lesbian Granted Asylum in U.S.

Michelle Garcia

A Kenyan nun who came to the U.S. on a student visa realized that coming out would jeopardize her life if she returned to her home country.

WATCH: Methodist Church Drops Charges Against Minister
March 12 2014 2:39 PM ET

Methodist Church Drops Charges Against Minister

Michael O'Loughlin

A Methodist minister facing charges for presiding over his son's wedding to another man has reached an agreement with his church.

WATCH: Chelsea Handler Skewers Piers Morgan as a 'Terrible Interviewer'
March 12 2014 2:09 PM ET

WATCH: Chelsea Handler Skewers Piers Morgan as a 'Terrible Interviewer'

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The Chelsea Lately star, known for her frank commentary, criticized the CNN host for mistreating her on his show.

S.C. House Approves Budget Cuts to Colleges With LGBT Curricula
March 12 2014 1:16 PM ET

S.C. House OKs Cuts to Colleges With LGBT Curricula

Sunnivie Brydum

After assigning LGBT-inclusive books on their freshman reading lists, two South Carolina universities could see their budgets slashed by close to $70,000 combined.

Chicago Monthly Paper Threatens to Out Aldermen
March 11 2014 7:40 PM ET

Chicago Monthly Paper Threatens to Out Aldermen

Ran Aubrey Frazier

In a bid to shut down ride-sharing, Chicago Dispatcher — a monthly taxi newspaper — threatens to out five city aldermen.

Far-Right Minister: Gays Responsible for Ukraine Crisis
March 11 2014 5:25 PM ET

Far-Right Minister: Gays Responsible for Ukraine Crisis

Trudy Ring

Scott Lively attributes the invasion of Ukraine somehow to Russia's conflicts with the U.S. and European Union over LGBT rights.

The Striking Muxe: Mexico's Third Gender
March 11 2014 5:01 AM ET

The Striking Muxe: Mexico's Third Gender

Andrew Belonsky

Like their Two-Spirit sisters in North America, the muxes are an integral part of Zapotec culture, revered, not reviled.

Former Fox Sportscaster Claims Anti-Antigay Discrimination
March 10 2014 8:37 PM ET

Former Fox Sportscaster Claims Anti-Antigay Discrimination

Trudy Ring

Craig James says Fox Sports Southwest let him go because of his religious stance against LGBT rights, and the Texas Workforce Commission is investigating his claim.

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