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.
Madonna's Dancer, Criminalization of Trans Women, and 25 FAQs on HIV: Download HIV Plus Now
February 12 2014 4:00 AM ET

Madonna's Dancer, Criminalization of Trans Women, and 25 FAQs on HIV: Download HIV Plus Now

Carlton Wilborn, actor, dancer, writer, toured the world with Madonna, but only hit his stride once he came out about having HIV.

Indy Antimarriage Amendment Advances, But It Could Be a Setback
February 11 2014 7:49 PM ET

Indy Antimarriage Amendment Advances, But It Could Be a Setback

Trudy Ring

A Senate committee advanced an anti–marriage equality constitutional amendment that differs from one approved three years ago — possibly delaying a public vote on it.

Ala. 'Ten Commandments' Judge: Marriage Equality Will Destroy Constitution
February 11 2014 6:45 PM ET

Ala. 'Ten Commandments' Judge: Marriage Equality Will Destroy Constitution

Trudy Ring

Roy Moore, who once gained fame but lost his judicial position over a Ten Commandments monument, wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — an idea that's gone nowhere before.

Maddow Again Beats Fox News in Key Audience Demographic
February 11 2014 4:04 PM ET

Maddow Again Beats Fox News in Key Audience Demographic

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Rachel Maddow's coverage of the New Jersey bridge-closure scandal appears to have helped her win viewers.

Irish Archbishop: Stop Homophobia in the Church
February 11 2014 2:07 PM ET

Irish Archbishop: Stop Homophobia in the Church

Michael O'Loughlin

The Catholic archbishop of Dublin laments cultural homophobia ahead of a 2015 referendum on marriage equality in Ireland.

Nevada Drops Defense of Marriage Ban
February 11 2014 1:29 PM ET

Nevada Drops Defense of Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's attorney general and governor announced today that the 'legal landscape has changed' and the 2002 anti-gay marriage amendment is 'no longer defensible in court.'

Trans Comedian Avery Edison Detained in Canada
February 11 2014 12:11 PM ET

Trans Comedian Detained in Canada

Parker Marie Molloy

A transgender entertainer has been detained in Canada after being deemed inadmissible by the Canada Border Services Agency for attempting to re-enter the country after letting her student visa lapse.

Op-ed: Why Are Narratives Around Transgender People Always So Negative?
February 11 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Are Narratives on Trans People So Negative?

Lucian Clark

There are plenty of tough things about being a trans person, but it's not all bad news.

WATCH: Director Lana Wachowski Honored With Equality Illinois’s Freedom Award
February 11 2014 12:25 AM ET

WATCH: Director Lana Wachowski Honored With Equality Illinois’s Freedom Award

Patrick Yacco

The award celebrates the Chicago-born filmmaker’s commitment to LGBTQ visibility.

'Dilbert' Skewers Indian Court's Antigay Ruling, Scares Off Some Newspapers
February 10 2014 8:08 PM ET

Dilbert Skewers Indian Court's Antigay Ruling, Scares Off Some Newspapers

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Some U.S. papers refused to run Friday's strip criticizing the ruling recriminalizing homosexuality

NBC Criticized for Editing of Olympics Speech
February 10 2014 7:37 PM ET

NBC Criticized for Editing of Olympics Speech

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The network removed part of International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach's comments against discrimination.

Pro-LGBT Banner Burned at Washington Church
February 10 2014 6:01 PM ET

Pro-LGBT Banner Burned at Washington Church

Michael O'Loughlin

A rainbow banner is burned outside a Washington, D.C., church, in what police say could be a hate crime.

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