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.
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.

WATCH New Obama Campaign Video Touts Support For LGBT Equality

WATCH: New Obama Campaign Video Touts Support For LGBT Equality

President Obama says there wasn't a single moment in which LGBT issues became important to him but rather it's an accumulation of a lifetime of friends and family who have helped him understand how

OPM Director Delivers Commencement Address

OPM Director Delivers Commencement Address

The administrator offered advice to graduates and saluted Frank Kameny, the pioneering gay rights campaigner who died last year.

Upstate NY Republican Leader Outed as Antigay Internet Troll

GOP Leader Outed As Internet Troll

Associates of Brian Telesh have come forward with materials proving that the chairman of the Clifton Park, N.Y. Republican Committee has a past of making harsh antigay statements online. The Albany Times Union acquired online postings from the past several years attributed to Telesh, a supporter of Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione who is challenging incumbent Sen. Roy McDonald.

Appeal Planned in Dharun Ravi Case

Appeal Planned in Dharun Ravi Case

Prosecutors plan to appeal the 30-day jail sentence issued to Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student who spied on his roommate Tyler Clementi before the gay teen took his own life.

Gay Student May Wear T-shirt to School

Gay Student May Wear T-shirt to School

A gay Ohio teen barred from wearing a t-shirt saying “Jesus Is Not A Homophobe” to school will be allowed to wear the item following the settlement of a lawsuit.

Activists Say TV Debate Was Game Changer for Marriage in Australia

WATCH: The TV Moment That Activists Call a Game-Changer

An honest moment from a TV news show is being shared online, spiking traffic to LGBT websites, and activists say it could be the game changer needed to bring marriage equality to Australia. Finance Minister Penny Wong, a lesbian who is known for her direct answers, appeared alongside treasurer Joe Hockey on Q&A. An audience member asked Hockey why he opposes same-sex marriage. He said it's because he's a parent and wants the "very best" for them.

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