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.
August 28 2013 5:45 PM ET

Chess Master Garry Kasparov: Let's Boycott Putin at the Sochi Olympics

The greatest chess player in history lends his voice to the protest against the country's 'homosexual propaganda' law

Illinois: Former Republican Leader Joins Marriage Equality Fight
August 28 2013 5:44 PM ET

Illinois: Former Republican Leader Joins Marriage Equality Fight

Michelle Garcia

Ousted Republican Party leader Pat Brady finds a new partner in the ACLU.

Robertson: Gays Spread HIV With Special Rings
August 28 2013 2:35 PM ET

Robertson: Gays Spread HIV With Special Rings

Michelle Garcia

The Christian Broadcasting Network edits footage of televangelist Pat Robertson's controversial remarks about HIV.

N.J.: Booker, GOP Opponent On Gay Rumors
August 28 2013 12:50 PM ET

N.J.: Booker, GOP Opponent on Gay Rumors

Michelle Garcia

As the Senate race heats up, Democratic hopeful Cory Booker and his opponent Steve Lonegan address long-standing gay rumors

N.M. Couples Rush to Sign Marriage Licenses
August 28 2013 12:07 PM ET

N.M. Couples Rush to Sign Marriage Licenses

Michelle Garcia

More than half of all New Mexico residents live in a county with marriage rights for same-sex couples.

AP and NYT Will Refer to Manning as Chelsea
August 27 2013 5:17 PM ET

AP and NYT Will Refer to Manning as 'Chelsea'

Jase Peeples

Both The New York Times and the Associated Press have announced, beginning today, they will correctly refer to Manning by her female gender and requested name.

CNN Commentator: Chelsea Manning Will Get 'Good Practice' Being Female in Prison
August 27 2013 4:04 PM ET

CNN Commentator: Chelsea Manning Will Get 'Good Practice' Being Female in Prison

Jase Peeples

Commenters cracked jokes and made misogynistic comments about Chelsea Manning during a recent edition of CNN Newsroom.

Gay Russian Teen Uses Twitter to Fight Homophobia
August 27 2013 2:59 PM ET

Gay Russian Teen Takes to Twitter, Fights Homophobia

Jase Peeples

One brave young man is opening up about daily life for LGBT people in Russia.

Marriage Equality in Half of New Mexico
August 27 2013 2:13 PM ET

Half of New Mexico's Citizens Now Enjoy Marriage Equality

Jase Peeples

A New Mexico district judge has ordered Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Gay Intern Who Saved Rep. Giffords Targeted With Antigay Fliers in Recall Election
August 26 2013 6:57 PM ET

Gay Intern Who Saved Rep. Giffords Targeted With Antigay Fliers in Recall Election

Sunnivie Brydum

Daniel Hernandez Jr. is facing unabashedly antigay attacks in a petition to recall him from a Tucson-area school board.

ACLU Backs Trans Nursing Student Told to Use Bathroom In Storage Closet
August 26 2013 4:53 PM ET

ACLU Backs Trans Nursing Student Told to Use Bathroom In Storage Closet

Sunnivie Brydum

A technical school in Clearwater, Fla., violated Title IX of the Civil Rights Act when it ordered a nursing student to use a separate bathroom because she is transgender, says the ACLU.

Hawaiian Bishop: Banning Marriage Equality Is 'Just Discrimination'
August 26 2013 4:06 PM ET

HI Bishop: Banning Marriage Equality 'Just Discrimination'

Sunnivie Brydum

Bishop of Honolulu Larry Silva penned an open letter asking all Hawaiian Catholics to oppose marriage equality, saying it will lead to legal polygamy and incest.

Texas Supreme Court to Consider Gay Divorce
August 26 2013 3:17 PM ET

Texas Supreme Court to Consider Gay Divorce

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's highest court is also expected to examine whether Texas's constitutional amendment prohibiting marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution.

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