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.
Scotland Establishes Marriage Equality
February 04 2014 2:15 PM ET

Scotland Establishes Marriage Equality

Kevin OKeeffe

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill passed through Parliament by a 105-18 vote.

Attorney General: LGBT Equality Among 'Defining Civil Rights Challenges of Our Time'
February 04 2014 1:57 PM ET

Attorney General Calls For LGBT Equality

Daniel Reynolds

In a speech delivered to the Parliament of Sweden, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said LGBT rights are among "the defining civil rights challenges of our time."

February 04 2014 11:40 AM ET

Rufus Gifford: Gay U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Photographed With Partner

Gifford opened up about his personal experiences as a gay man in an environment where the only way to happiness was to get a wife, kids, and a dog.

February 04 2014 11:38 AM ET

Rufus Gifford: Gay U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Photographed With Partner & Dog

Gifford opened up about his personal experiences as a gay man in an environment where the only way to happiness was to get a wife, kids, and a dog.

A Timeline — Because It's So Bad in Russia It's Hard to Remember Everything
February 04 2014 6:00 AM ET

A Timeline of Just How Bad It's Gotten in Russia 

Daniel Reynolds

From Pussy Riot to Putin, The Advocate outlines the key events that surrounded the passing of Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws and the aftermath leading to the Olympics.

Op-ed: My Father, A State Legislator, Voted Against Me
February 04 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: My Father, A State Legislator, Voted Against Me

Chris Smith

The gay son of a Republican lawmaker in Indiana speaks out about his father's recent vote to advance a bill that would bar same-sex couples from marriage or legal recognition.

Mennonites Prepare to Ordain First Openly Gay Minister
February 03 2014 4:02 PM ET

Mennonites Prepare to Ordain First Openly Gay Minister

Michael O'Loughlin

A Mennonite church in Colorado hopes to ordain an openly gay minister.

WATCH: Fox & Friends Stick Women In the Kitchen on Game Day
February 03 2014 3:34 PM ET

WATCH: Fox & Friends Stick Women In the Kitchen on Game Day

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Super Bowl Sunday gave Fox News a prime opportunity to promote obsolete gender roles.

WATCH: Katy Perry and Madonna Stand Up for LGBT Russians In #GayPropaganda
February 03 2014 2:20 PM ET

WATCH: Katy Perry, Madonna Spread #GayPropaganda

Jase Peeples

Katy Perry and Madonna have released a series of haunting videos highlighting the violence and discrimination LGBT people in Russia are facing.

On Gabourey Sidibe's String of Transphobic Comments on Arsenio Hall Show
February 03 2014 2:02 PM ET

On Gabourey Sidibe's String of Transphobic Comments

Parker Marie Molloy

The American Horror Story: Coven and Precious star made repeated use of a transphobic slur on television this weekend, then later apologized via Twitter.

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