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.
Op-ed: I'm a Gay Guy at a Christian College

Op-ed: I'm a Gay Guy at a Christian College

One young gay man wonders whether he's alone at the small college where he recently came out.

Nevada Republican Party Drops Opposition to Marriage Equality

Nevada Republican Party Drops Opposition to Marriage Equality

With little debate, the state party adopted a platform without language opposing same-sex marriage.

ACLU Seeks Recognition for 300 Michigan Marriages

ACLU Seeks Recognition for 300 Michigan Marriages

For less than 24 hours, marriage equality was the law of the land in Michigan. Now the ACLU is suing the state to make sure the same-sex couples who married get the rights they're entitled to.

PHOTOS: Celebrities Share Messages of Hope, Inspiration on GLAAD's Red Carpet

PHOTOS: Chatting Up Celebs on GLAAD's Red Carpet

Superstars, advocates, and out trailblazers celebrated the progress of LGBT depictions in media and offered words of encouragement in the continuing battle for equality at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

Prominent Trans Twitter Engineer Charged With Raping Her Wife
April 14 2014 3:55 PM ET

Trans Twitter Engineer Charged With Rape

One of the world's most influential LGBT minds in tech faces a series of felony charges after being accused of rape.

Despite 'Religious Freedom' Law, Miss. Businesses Promise 'We Don't Discriminate'

Miss. Businesses Take a Stand for LGBT Customers

Responding to Mississippi's passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, businesses statewide are standing up for equality and pledging not to discriminate against anyone who wants to purchase goods

BREAKING: Judge Strikes Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban

Judge Strikes Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban

Federal judge Timothy Black held true to his word and issued a ruling ordering Ohio to recognize legal same-sex marriages performed in other states.

RuPaul's Drag Race, Logo TV Apologize for Transphobic Slur
April 14 2014 8:48 PM ET

RuPaul's Drag Race, Logo Apologize for Transphobic Slur

Logo TV has announced that RuPaul's Drag Race will no longer include the long-running segment 'You've Got She-mail,' apologizing for the show's insensitivity, and removing a transphobic episode from the show's online archives.

WATCH: Ellen Page Introduces Her Hero, Laverne Cox

WATCH: Ellen Page Introduces Her Hero, Laverne Cox

Actress Laverne Cox was honored for advocacy on behalf of trans people.

San Francisco Pride Apologizes, Honors Chelsea Manning

San Francisco Pride Apologizes, Honors Chelsea Manning

Other grand marshals include Ross Mathews and Janet Mock.

Oklahoma Trans Woman Paula Sophia to Run for Statehouse Seat

Okla. Trans Woman to Run for Statehouse Seat

Oklahoma City's first openly transgender police officer aims to become the state's first transgender state representative in the legislature.

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