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.
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.

DOJ Makes Same-Sex Spousal Benefits Official
February 10 2014 5:13 PM ET

DOJ Makes Same-Sex Spousal Benefits Official

Sunnivie Brydum

Attorney General Eric Holder today formalized the new policy, which will see the U.S. Department of Justice grant broad recognition to legally married same-sex couples.

WATCH: No, For The Last Time, Men Attracted to Trans Women Aren't Gay
February 10 2014 4:57 PM ET

WATCH: No, For The Last Time, Men Attracted to Trans Women Aren't Gay

Justin Hernandez

A transgender woman addresses the question on YouTube and shines light on the gray area that exists in the black-and-white definitions of sexual attraction.

Utah LGBT Activists Arrested for Blockading Capitol Offices, Demanding Nondiscrimination Vote
February 10 2014 4:24 PM ET

Utah LGBT Activists Arrested for Blocking Capitol Offices

Sunnivie Brydum

A dozen LGBT advocates were arrested in Salt Lake City after they blocked entryways to Utah governor George Herbert's office, and legislative committee rooms, demanding action on a pending nondiscrimination bill.

Catholic Priest Denies Communion to Lesbian at Mother's Funeral
February 10 2014 3:38 PM ET

Catholic Priest Denies Communion to Lesbian at Mother's Funeral

Michael O'Loughlin

A priest in Missouri bars a lesbian parishioner from receiving communion at her mother's funeral.

Teen Becomes First Out Trans Student Named Homecoming King in N.C.
February 10 2014 1:57 PM ET

N.C. Teen Makes History As Homecoming King

Parker Marie Molloy

Blake Brockington was named homecoming king at his North Carolina high school, marking the first time an out trans student had received the honor anywhere in the state.

N.J. Lawmakers Reintroduce Trans Birth Certificate Bill with Bipartisan Support
February 10 2014 9:58 AM ET

N.J. Lawmakers Reintroduce Bipartisan Trans Birth Certificate Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

Two New Jersey legislators have introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at making it easier for trans individuals to update their birth certificates, less than a month after Governor Chris Christie vetoed similar legislation.

READ: Atty. General's Speech on Extension of Federal Rights
February 09 2014 1:04 PM ET

READ: Atty. General's Speech on Extension of Federal Rights

Advocate.com Editors

Eric Holder, speaking in New York, lays out the changes to come.

Feds Extending Numerous Rights to Same-Sex Spouses, Couples
February 08 2014 3:39 PM ET

Feds Extending Numerous Rights to Same-Sex Couples

Neal Broverman

Even legally married gay spouses living in states without marriage equality will benefit from copious new policies.

PHOTOS: Global Protest of Russia's Homophobia
February 08 2014 1:30 PM ET

PHOTOS: Global Protest of Russia's Homophobia

Advocate.com Editors

As the Olympics begin, so do the worldwide protests against homophobic laws in Russia.

Glenn Greenwald Announces First Digital Magazine, Focusing on NSA Documents
February 07 2014 5:13 PM ET

Glenn Greenwald Announces New Magazine, Focusing on NSA Documents

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The out journalist teamed up with his fellow freedom of information advocates to publish a new digital magazine through First Look Media.

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