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 Professor Leaves Christian College After 15 Years
October 07 2013 3:58 PM ET

Trans Professor Leaves Christian College After 15 Years

Sunnivie Brydum

Azusa Pacific University issued a statement Friday saying 'it would be best for Dr. Ackley to pursue professional endeavors elsewhere.'

Student Expelled from Calif. Baptist University for Being Trans
October 07 2013 3:02 PM ET

Student Expelled from Baptist University for Being Trans 

Sunnivie Brydum

The California university claims that Domaine Javier, a 24-year-old transgender woman, committed fraud when she listed her gender as female on the school's application.

Which Is Sinful — Marriage Equality or Homophobia?
October 07 2013 2:27 PM ET

Which Is Sinful — Marriage Equality or Homophobia?

Trudy Ring

Two religions offer two views of sin.

Scalia Knows (Closeted) Homosexuals
October 07 2013 12:41 PM ET

Scalia Says He Has (Closeted) Gay Friends

Sunnivie Brydum

In a wide-ranging interview with New York magazine, the senior-most Supreme Court justice discussed profanity, the Internet, the devil, and the gay people in his life who haven't come out to him. 

WATCH: Liz Cheney Attacked Over Marriage Equality in New Ad
October 07 2013 11:55 AM ET

WATCH: New Ad Says Liz Cheney Isn't Antigay Enough

Lucas Grindley

The Wyoming U.S. Senate candidate used to say conciliatory things about marriage equality but now asserts that she is "not pro-gay marriage."

Book Excerpt: Gender Is More Than Performance
October 07 2013 6:00 AM ET

Why Gender Is More Than Performance

Julia Serano

Trans-bi author and activist Julia Serano decimates the often employed claim that 'all gender is performance' in this exclusive excerpt from her new book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, now available through Seal Press

Immigration, Trans Advocates Call for Trans-Inclusive Reform
October 04 2013 5:18 PM ET

Immigration, Trans Advocates Call for Trans-Inclusive Reform

Sunnivie Brydum

A new study from the National Center for Transgender Equality highlights the imperative for immigration reform to consider the struggles faced by undocumented transgender people.

Out Pa. Rep. Brian Sims Responds to Gov.'s Incest Comparison
October 04 2013 4:29 PM ET

Out Rep. Brian Sims Responds to Gov.'s Incest Comparison

Nicholas Cimarusti

Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims wrote a Facebook status update in response to governor Tom Corbett's interview on Friday, in which the Republican governor compared same-sex marriage to incest.

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