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: Rachel Maddow on GOP's Reluctance to Support Marriage Equality
November 14 2013 3:03 PM ET

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Dissects GOP on Equality

Jase Peeples

'As public opinion goes [on marriage equality], this is a public opinion train that has left the station,' the 'Rachel Maddow Show' host said Tuesday.

Student Omitted From Yearbook — Possibly for Tuxedo
November 13 2013 6:15 PM ET

Student Omitted From Yearbook — Possibly for Tuxedo

Michelle Garcia

A transgender high school student in Texas was told his yearbook photo was rejected because he wore a tuxedo.

WATCH: Queer Protesters Allege Discrimination at Denver Bear Bar
November 13 2013 5:50 PM ET

WATCH: Queer Protesters Allege Discrimination at Denver Bear Bar

Sunnivie Brydum

Amid allegations that the Denver Wrangler's entrance policy requiring a 'gender-matching ID' is transphobic and misogynistic, queer activists took to the street Sunday to make their complaints heard.

WATCH: Hawaii Gov. Signs Marriage Equality Bill
November 13 2013 5:27 PM ET

WATCH: Hawaii Gov. Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Trudy Ring

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed the bill into law today, ending a two-decade journey to marriage equality in the Aloha State.

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly Compares Inclusive Locker Rooms to Kids at Hooters
November 13 2013 3:02 PM ET

WATCH: O'Reilly Says Inclusive Locker Rooms = Hooters

Sunnivie Brydum

The Fox News anchor declared that the only difference between transgender students using the locker room that corresponds with their identity and minors at a Hooters is that the restaurant 'has chicken wings.'

WATCH: Pat Robertson Says Find Out if Gay Son's Been Molested
November 13 2013 2:40 PM ET

WATCH: Pat Robertson Says Find Out if Gay Son's Been Molested

Trudy Ring

Which would have made him gay, according to Robertson's worldview.

Hawaii OK's Marriage Equality
November 12 2013 3:17 PM ET January 07 2014 6:44 PM ET

Hawaii's Long Wait for Marriage Equality Has Ended

Trudy Ring

The state Senate on Tuesday approved a new version of the legislation that the governor is set to sign today.

Son of Late S.F. Mayor Moscone Marries Partner
November 12 2013 2:27 PM ET

Son of Late S.F. Mayor Moscone Marries Partner

Jase Peeples

Jonathan Moscone, whose father, Mayor George Moscone, was slain with Harvey Milk, married Darryl Carbonaro Friday in the mayor’s balcony of San Francisco’s City Hall.

Marco Rubio to Keynote Fund-raiser for Org. Backing 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
November 12 2013 2:03 PM ET

Marco Rubio to Address 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Supporters

Sunnivie Brydum

The Florida Republican will serve as the keynote speaker at the antigay Florida Family Policy Council's annual fund-raiser this week.

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