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.
El Paso Elects Openly LGBT State Lawmaker

El Paso Elects Openly Gay State Lawmaker

El Paso voters have elected Mary E. Gonzalez, an openly gay woman, to the Texas House of Representatives, Gay Politics reports.

NOM Spokeswoman and Radio Host Claim Fight Against Hedonism Sacrificial Sex

NOM Spokeswoman: Fight Hedonism, Sacrificial Sex

A radio host and a spokeswoman for the National Organization for Marriage agreed that the devil takes delight in homosexuality because it causes the downfall of society.

Ontario Catholic Schools Balk at Gay-Straight Alliances

Ontario Catholic Schools Balk at Gay-Straight Alliances

Leaders of Catholic schools in Ontario, which receive a significant amount of public funding, object to legislation that would allow antibullying clubs to call themselves "gay-straight alliances."

Former Romney Aide Grenell Says He Was Not Forced Out of Campaign

Romney's Ex-Aide: No One Fired Me for Being Gay

Grenell says the messenger had become the message.

First Openly Gay Cadets Graduate from Air Force Academy

First Openly Gay Cadets Graduate from Air Force Academy

President Obama addressed the first Air Force Academy class to include openly gay cadets on Wednesday.

Cuban Americans Outraged by Mariela Castro Visit

Cuban-Americans Outraged by Mariela Castro Visit

Cuban-Americans are outraged that the niece of Fidel Castro is visiting the United States to talk about LGBT equality, given the history of repression in Cuba.

OpEd Why Choose Between Marriage or Manning

Op-Ed: Marriage or Manning?

Writer Victoria Brownworth asks why there must be a choice between prioritizing civil liberties and civil rights.

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