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.
State Party Platforms Take Two Steps Up and One Back on LGBT Rights

State Party Platforms: Two Steps Up, One Step Back

There's a big step in Indiana, limited progress in Texas, and regression in North Carolina.

LGBT Activists Hail Obama Immigration Reform

LGBT Activists Hail Obama Immigration Reform

Gay journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas tweets that he is happy with the new policy, although it won't affect him personally. Some other LGBT activists are likewise pleased.

Hoylman Enters Race to Succeed Duane

New York Close to Passing Cyber-bullying Bill

   

Now Charlie Crist Accused of Giving Senate Seat in Cover Up

New Accusation of Cover-Up of Gay Affairs Leveled Against Charlie Crist

A Florida Republican Party leader under criminal investigation has a new charge of his own against former governor Charlie Crist — that he gave his chief of staff a job as U.S.

With Senate Hearing, Hope for a Jumpstart on ENDA
September 04 2014 1:57 PM ET

With Senate Hearing, Hope for a Jumpstart on ENDA

Advocates for the Employment Non-discrimination Act put the focus on the long overdue legislation during the first Senate hearing in nearly three years, which included historic testimony from a transgender witness.

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