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: Ariz. Senator Comes Out as Gay
March 06 2014 1:56 PM ET

WATCH: Ariz. Senator Comes Out as Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

In response to Arizona's almost-successful effort to legalize discrimination based on religious beliefs, State Sen. Steve Gallardo announced that he's a gay man.

A Tribe in Peril: The Hijra in Mumbai
March 06 2014 6:05 AM ET

A Tribe in Peril: The Hijra in Mumbai

Alison McCauley

Alison McCauley's essay and photos show the forces that threaten daily living for the transgender hijra: AIDS, rape, and the Indian government.

Boston's St. Pat's Parade Excludes LGBT Marchers
March 05 2014 3:42 PM ET

Boston's St. Pat's Parade Excludes LGBT Marchers

Michelle Garcia

After several weeks of debate, South Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade will not include LGBT participants.

Ellen Wins Big at 86th Academy Awards
March 05 2014 2:21 PM ET

Ellen Wins Big at 86th Academy Awards

Ran Aubrey Frazier

More than 43 million viewers tuned in to watch Ellen DeGeneres host film's biggest night.

Santa Fe Selects Its First Gay Mayor, Javier Gonzales
March 05 2014 2:13 PM ET

Meet Santa Fe's First Openly Gay Mayor

Michelle Garcia

Javier Gonzales was elected mayor of Santa Fe, N.M. on Tuesday night.

WATCH: Colo. Gov. Comes Out for Marriage Equality
March 05 2014 12:34 PM ET

WATCH: Colo. Gov. Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

John Hickenlooper, the Democratic governor of Colorado, came out for marriage equality in a low-key statement tied to an LGBT group's press release.

Ill. AG Says Marriage Equality Can Begin Statewide
March 05 2014 11:33 AM ET

Ill. AG Says Marriage Equality Can Begin Statewide

Sunnivie Brydum

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says given the constitutional issues, there's no justification to wait to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples until the state's marriage equality law takes effect June 1.

Pope Francis Says Church Must Examine Civil Unions
March 05 2014 11:08 AM ET

Pope Francis Says Church Must Examine Civil Unions

Michael O'Loughlin

Pope Francis says in a new interview that the Catholic Church must explore civil unions as a way to ensure financial security for same-sex couples.

Op-ed: In Defense of Jared Leto
March 05 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: In Defense of Jared Leto

Calpernia Addams

Transsexual acting coach Calpernia Addams on trans roles in Hollywood

Mormons, God, and Gays
March 05 2014 4:00 AM ET

Mormons, God, and Gays

Matthew Breen

The Mormon Church is uniquely dogmatically nimble in times of necessity. What would happen if God now said gay was OK?

'License to Discriminate' Bill Advances in Mississippi
March 04 2014 9:31 PM ET

'License to Discriminate' Bill Advances in Mississippi

Trudy Ring

A committee moves the bill to consideration by the full House, and opponents say an amended version still provides ample opportunity for discrimination.

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