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.
Trans Teen in Charlotte Runs for Homecoming King
February 07 2014 1:25 PM ET

Trans Teen in Charlotte Runs for Homecoming King

Parker Marie Molloy

Blake Brockington has spent the better part of two years winning over the respect of students, faculty, and administrators at his school. Now, he looks to cap his high school tenure by running for homecoming king.

WATCH: The Shocking Film That Tells The Truth About Russia
February 07 2014 1:16 PM ET

WATCH: Shocking Film Tells The Truth About Russia

Lucas Grindley

With the Russian PR machine in high gear for the Olympics, this British documentary uncovers what's really happening to LGBT people.

Calif. Trans Student Facing Battery Charges Enters Restorative Justice Program
February 07 2014 12:16 PM ET

Trans Student Facing Battery Charges Cuts a Deal

Parker Marie Molloy

A 16-year-old transgender girl facing battery charges may avoid jail time after agreeing to enter a restorative justice program.

Op-ed: What Not To Do, When Calling Yourself a Transgender Ally
February 07 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What Not To Do, When Calling Yourself a Trans Ally

Jeff Krehely

Jeff Krehely, the chief foundation officer of the Human Rights Campaign, discusses the importance of transgender advocacy, in light of the recent controversy surrounding Janet Mock and Piers Morgan.

Trans Woman Releases Bathroom-Finder App Refuge Restrooms
February 07 2014 6:00 AM ET

Trans Woman Releases Bathroom-Finder App Refuge Restrooms

Parker Marie Molloy

Meet transgender woman and coder Teagan Widmer, whose latest app, Refuge Restrooms, highlights the importance of providing safe public accommodations for trans people.

Google Doodle Goes Rainbow to Support LGBT Olympians, Russians
February 06 2014 8:19 PM ET

Google Doodle Goes Rainbow to Support LGBT Olympians

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Hours before the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, Google updates its homepage to show solidarity with LGBT Russians and Olympic athletes and spectators.

At National Prayer Breakfast, Obama Condemns 'Twisted' Antigay Religion
February 06 2014 5:05 PM ET

At Prayer Breakfast, Obama Condemns 'Twisted' Antigay Religion

Michael O'Loughlin

The president condemned 'twisted' religion that harms gay people.

'Biggest Loser' Winner Ignites Firestorm for Dramatic Weight Loss
February 06 2014 3:26 PM ET

Biggest Loser Winner Ignites Firestorm for Dramatic Weight Loss

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The out celebrity trainers on Biggest Loser distance themselves from the season winner's progress, where she lost nearly 60 percent of her body weight.

Jared Leto Accused of Transmisogyny at Award Ceremony
February 06 2014 2:21 PM ET

Jared Leto Accused of Transmisogyny at Award Ceremony

Parker Marie Molloy

The Oscar-nominated actor took time to engage with a heckler who believed Leto's role in Dallas Buyers Club should have gone to a transgender woman.

U.N. Secretary General: 'We Must All Raise Our Voices' Against Homophobia
February 06 2014 1:43 PM ET

WATCH: U.N. Chief Condemns Homophobia in Sport

Daniel Reynolds

In remarks delivered to the International Olympic Committee, Ban Ki-Moon voiced a pro-LGBT message that advocated for 'societies of equality and tolerance.'

Op-ed: With Friends Like Piers Morgan, Who Needs Enemies?
February 06 2014 10:29 AM ET

Op-ed: With Friends Like Piers Morgan, Who Needs Enemies?

Parker Marie Molloy

Piers Morgan spent a full day making offensive statements related to transgender advocate Janet Mock. Then he invited Mock back, talked over her, and hosted a panel from which she was excluded.

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