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.
LISTEN: Edie Windsor's Message for Fla. Gov. Rick Scott
October 30 2014 3:44 PM ET

LISTEN: Edie Windsor's Message for Fla. Gov. Rick Scott

Sunnivie Brydum

'I implore you to use the power of your office to allow loving couples to marry now in your state,' says the woman who defeated DOMA.

Murdered Indianapolis Trans Woman's Family Seeks Answers
October 30 2014 2:44 PM ET October 30 2014 4:11 PM ET

Murdered Ind. Trans Woman's Family Seeks Answers

Mitch Kellaway

Tajshon 'Ashley' Sherman was found shot to death outside a housing complex, but police cannot yet determine how she got there and are searching for leads.

Southern Baptist Conference Wrap-Up: Shifting Rhetoric, Maintaining Anti-LGBT Beliefs
October 30 2014 2:41 PM ET

Southern Baptist Conference Wrap-Up: Shifting Rhetoric, Maintaining Anti-LGBT Beliefs

Stevie St. John

While some LGBT and allied voices advocated for change, the Southern Baptist Convention event in Nashville largely reflected the leadership's continued opposition to LGBT equality and acceptance.

Christian Mom Shares Story of Acceptance and Love for Trans Son
October 30 2014 2:16 PM ET

Christian Mom Shares Story of Acceptance and Love for Trans Son

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Christian mother Gina Kentopp had to question everything she believed and used her faith on her journey to accepting her transgender son.

20 Touching, Funny, and Silly Twitter Reactions to Tim Cook's Coming-Out
October 30 2014 1:55 PM ET

20 Touching, Funny Twitter Reactions to Tim Cook Coming Out

Dustin Diehl

Comedians, newsmakers, and fellow gay techies weigh in on Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement that he is gay.

STUDY: Despite Discrimination, Trans Parents Are Raising Happy Kids
October 30 2014 12:52 PM ET

STUDY: Despite Discrimination, Trans Parents Are Raising Happy Kids

Mitch Kellaway

A new study finds that transgender parents and their children have positive, healthy relationships, even while they face external barriers.

Don't Worry, Ted Cruz Still Loves His iPhone
October 30 2014 12:22 PM ET

Don't Worry, Ted Cruz Still Loves His iPhone

Michelle Garcia

After Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly disclosed that he is gay, Sen. Ted Cruz says he won't be ditching his iPhone anytime soon.

Op-ed: Why Aren't More Trans Women in Paintings?
October 30 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Where Are Trans Women in Paintings?

Janet Bruesselbach

Discover how straight, cisgender painter Janet Bruesselbach plans to change the future of art history with her portrait series, Daughters of Mercury, featuring trans women as subjects.

WATCH: NOM Ad Says N.C. Marriage Equality Is All Sen. Kay Hagan's Fault
October 29 2014 2:13 PM ET

WATCH: Why NOM Is Airing an Attack Ad in Senate Race

Trudy Ring

The ad denounces Hagan for voting to confirm the judge who brought marriage equality to the state — but all other senators present voted the same way.

For Halloween, The Scariest Antigay Candidates in Next Week's Election
October 29 2014 12:29 PM ET

The Scariest Antigay Candidates in Next Week's Election

Trudy Ring

These are the scariest homophobes we could come up with for a pre-Halloween election preview.

WATCH: Despite Ruling, Fla. AG Still Wants Marriage Decided by Supreme Court
October 29 2014 11:14 AM ET

Fla. AG Still Wants Marriage Decided by Supreme Court

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's plans to take marriage equality directly to the state supreme court don't match a recent court decision on the issue.

Gay Catholic Priest's New Vocation: Working for LGBT Equality
October 29 2014 11:12 AM ET

Gay Catholic Priest's New Vocation: Working for LGBT Equality

Stevie St. John

Father Gary Meier's new project, Rising Voices of Faith, provides a forum for pro-equality voices.

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