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.
Dr. V's Partner Speaks Out, Believes Grantland 90% to Blame in Timing of Suicide
January 27 2014 2:52 PM ET

Dr. V's Partner Speaks Out, Blames Grantland for Timing of Suicide

Parker Marie Molloy

An Arizona reporter was able to speak with Gerri Jordan, business partner of Essay Anne Vanderbilt. Jordan's humanizing account of Vanderbilt's final months answers old questions while creating new ones.

Indiana Lawmaker's Gay Son Speaks Out on Dad's Anti-Equality Vote
January 27 2014 2:37 PM ET

Ind. Lawmaker's Gay Son Speaks on Dad's Anti-Equality Vote 

Trudy Ring

'I'm terribly disappointed in his decision and beliefs,' Chris Smith says of his father's vote against marriage equality in Indiana.

Gay Celeb Will Sit With Michelle Obama During State of the Union
January 27 2014 6:00 AM ET

First Lady Invites Jason Collins for State of the Union

Lucas Grindley

President Obama gives his next State of the Union address on Tuesday.

WATCH: 'There Will Be' an Openly Gay U.S. President, Says Billie Jean King
January 27 2014 5:50 AM ET

WATCH: 'There Will Be' an Openly Gay U.S. President, Says Billie Jean King

Trudy Ring

The groundbreaking moment won't come in her lifetime, but it will come, King tells Harry Smith on Meet the Press.

Grammys to Feature Mass Wedding to 'Same Love'
January 26 2014 2:34 PM ET

Grammys to Feature Mass Wedding to 'Same Love'

Trudy Ring

Queen Latifah will be the officiant, with 34 couples, gay and straight, married as the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis song is performed.

WATCH: End State's Role in Marriage, Says Okla. Lawmaker
January 26 2014 5:30 AM ET

WATCH: End State's Role in Marriage, Says Okla. Lawmaker

Trudy Ring

A conservative Oklahoma legislature sees that as a way around a recent ruling for marriage equality in the state.

WATCH: West Hollywood Man Gets a Proposal for His Birthday
January 25 2014 2:20 PM ET

WATCH: West Hollywood Man Gets a Proposal on Birthday

Trudy Ring

A man put on a musical extravaganza to propose to his partner.

RNC Chair Tells Agema to Resign, Agema Declines
January 24 2014 7:39 PM ET

RNC Chair Finally Finds Voice, Tells Agema to Resign

Sunnivie Brydum

Reince Priebus today called for the resignation of Michigan politician Dave Agema from the Republican National Committee, and Agema apologized for his racist, antigay remarks but said he won't resign.

Nev. AG Equates Same-Sex Marriage to Bigamy, Incest
January 24 2014 5:47 PM ET

Nevada AG: 'Marriage Is Not' Bigamy, Incest, or Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

Nevada attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto is trotting out tired — and legally unsuccessful — arguments to defend her state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Brazilian Trans Women Detained in Dubai for 'Imitating Women'
January 24 2014 5:43 PM ET

Brazilian Trans Women Detained in Dubai for 'Imitating Women'

Parker Marie Molloy

Two trans women visiting Dubai have been charged with indecent acts after local police realized they're trans.

WATCH: Antibias Laws Biased Against Christians, Says Right-Wing Group
January 24 2014 3:50 PM ET

WATCH: Antibias Laws Biased Against Christians, Says Right-Wing Group

Trudy Ring

A new video from a Focus on the Family affiliate makes this claim, but it's lacking in logic.

PHOTOS: Protesting Religious Homophobia With Kisses in Spain
January 24 2014 3:05 PM ET

PHOTOS: Protesting Religious Homophobia With Kisses in Spain

Advocate.com Editors

In Málaga, protesters staged a kiss-in to register their objections to a Roman Catholic cardinal's statement that homosexuality is a 'defect.'

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