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.
After Hobby Lobby, Right-Wingers Pray Gays Are Next
June 30 2014 8:03 PM ET

After Hobby Lobby, Right-Wingers Pray Gays Are Next 

Trudy Ring

A couple of them expressed that hope via Twitter today.

BREAKING: Obama Announces New Exec. Order
June 30 2014 7:28 PM ET

Obama Announces New Executive Order

Sunnivie Brydum

At the White House Pride Month Celebration, Obama announced that he will extend workplace protections to transgender federal employees.

PHOTOS: The Prop. 8 Wedding Five Years in the Making
June 30 2014 4:47 PM ET

PHOTOS: The Prop. 8 Wedding Five Years in the Making

Sunnivie Brydum

After a five-year fight to secure the freedom to marry the person they love, Prop. 8 plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo exchanged vows before friends, family, and celebrities at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Saturday.

Fourth Trans Woman of Color Murdered in June
June 30 2014 4:21 PM ET

Fourth Trans Woman of Color Murdered in June

Parker Marie Molloy

In a dark end to the month of June, a fourth trans woman of color has been found murdered in the U.S. — this time shot to death.

June 30 2014 2:15 PM ET

110 Gay Couples Marry During World Pride Week

Toronto hosted a mass same-sex wedding event at Casa Loma Castle to celebrate World Pride Week

Op-ed: On Pride and Progress
June 30 2014 1:20 PM ET

Op-ed: On Pride and Progress

Rebecca Juro

As we celebrate Pride, let's also celebrate all we have to proud of.

Why LGBT Americans Are Leery of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling
June 30 2014 11:51 AM ET June 30 2014 2:46 PM ET

Why LGBT Americans Are Leery of Supreme Court's Newest Ruling

Lucas Grindley

Activists had been warning for months that the Hobby Lobby ruling could have damaging consequences for LGBT Americans.

Vancouver's Groundbreaking Move for Trans Students
June 30 2014 7:00 AM ET

Vancouver's Groundbreaking Move for Trans Students

Mary Emily O'Hara

Despite protests from some parents, Vancouver, Canada's transgender students will be able to learn freely in school.

Reasons for Pride: Setbacks for the Right Wing
June 30 2014 6:22 AM ET

Reasons for Pride: Setbacks for the Right Wing

Trudy Ring

We've celebrated marriage equality victories, transgender visibility, and more. Now we close LGBT Pride Month with a look at some significant losses for our opponents.

Discover Why Wanting in Arabic Is This Year's Best Transgender Fiction
June 30 2014 6:00 AM ET

Discover Why Wanting in Arabic Is This Year's Best Transgender Fiction

Trish Salah

The Lambda Literary Foundation named Trish Salah's first book, Wanting in Arabic, the best work of transgender fiction produced this year. Read an exclusive excerpt from the book below.

Op-ed: How My Conservative Religion Almost Killed Me
June 30 2014 5:30 AM ET

Op-ed: How My Conservative Religion Almost Killed Me

Connor Brassington

Being told you're an abomination can have deadly results.

Wis. GOP Candidate: Marriage Equality Will Lead to Sibling Marriages
June 28 2014 6:00 AM ET

Wis. GOP Candidate: Marriage Equality Will Lead to Sibling Marriages

Trudy Ring

If the law allows same-sex marriage, siblings will try to marry each other, claims a Wisconsin congressional hopeful.

Same-Sex Marriages Halted in Indiana
June 27 2014 8:54 PM ET

BREAKING: Same-Sex Marriages Halted in Indiana

Trudy Ring

An appeals court has granted a stay of the Wednesday ruling that struck down the state's marriage ban.

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