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.

Ban Proposed on 'Gay Panic' Murder Defense in N.J.

Florida Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Murdering Trans Woman

Florida Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Murdering Trans Woman

A 23-year-old Florida man has been sentenced for the murder of Ashley Sinclair (pictured), over a year after the transgender woman's murder.

Under the Covers, 2014

The LGBT Faces of This Year's Magazines

A year-end look at who graced the covers of the nation's top publications.

ICYMI: Some of Our Best Stories of 2014

ICYMI: Some of Our Best Stories of 2014

Check out our timeline of solid stories throughout 2014

WATCH: As Santa, Obama Destroys Gender Stereotypes

WATCH: As Santa, Obama Destroys Gender Stereotypes

When it comes to giving gifts to children in need, the president knows there's no need for strict gender roles.

The Religious People Who Give Us Hope for Religion

The Religious People Who Give Us Hope for Religion

A tribute to inspiring religious folks who in 2014 gave us hope for the future of LGBT inclusion in religion.

Supreme Court Will Consider Additional Marriage Cases

SCOTUS Moves Closer to Taking Marriage Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider taking up four marriage cases that saw bans on same-sex marriage upheld in Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky.

Repercussions for Methodist Minister for Officiating at Same-Sex Wedding?

Repercussions for Methodist Minister for Officiating at Same-Sex Wedding?

A United Methodist minister reported himself for officiating at a same-sex wedding in hopes of sparking discussions about the denomination's teachings against homosexuality.

The Year's Craziest Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories About LGBT People

The Year's Craziest Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories About LGBT People

While their views have less mainstream support than ever, the tinfoil hat types are still blaming us for tornadoes, disease, sexual assault, and well, pretty much everything bad.

Op-ed: Will the Next Defense Secretary Continue the Pentagon's Equality Expansion?

Dear Ash Carter: You Have Big Shoes To Fill

The next Defense secretary will likely have to carry the mantle of fully integrating all LGBT people into the military. Is Ash Carter game to do it?

Reality Special 'My Husband’s Not Gay': Deep in Denial?

Reality Special My Husband’s Not Gay: Deep in Denial?

A TLC special looks at Mormon men who are attracted to other men, yet have married women.

Mormon Church Backtracks on Antidiscrimination Statement

Mormon Church Backtracks on Antidiscrimination Statement

The church first endorsed statewide LGBT-inclusive legislation, then said its support was limited to a Salt Lake City ordinance.

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