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.
Nevada Drops Defense of Marriage Ban
February 11 2014 1:29 PM ET

Nevada Drops Defense of Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's attorney general and governor announced today that the 'legal landscape has changed' and the 2002 anti-gay marriage amendment is 'no longer defensible in court.'

Trans Comedian Avery Edison Detained in Canada
February 11 2014 12:11 PM ET

Trans Comedian Detained in Canada

Parker Marie Molloy

A transgender entertainer has been detained in Canada after being deemed inadmissible by the Canada Border Services Agency for attempting to re-enter the country after letting her student visa lapse.

Op-ed: Why Are Narratives Around Transgender People Always So Negative?
February 11 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Are Narratives on Trans People So Negative?

Lucian Clark

There are plenty of tough things about being a trans person, but it's not all bad news.

WATCH: Director Lana Wachowski Honored With Equality Illinois’s Freedom Award
February 11 2014 12:25 AM ET

WATCH: Director Lana Wachowski Honored With Equality Illinois’s Freedom Award

Patrick Yacco

The award celebrates the Chicago-born filmmaker’s commitment to LGBTQ visibility.

'Dilbert' Skewers Indian Court's Antigay Ruling, Scares Off Some Newspapers
February 10 2014 8:08 PM ET

Dilbert Skewers Indian Court's Antigay Ruling, Scares Off Some Newspapers

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Some U.S. papers refused to run Friday's strip criticizing the ruling recriminalizing homosexuality

NBC Criticized for Editing of Olympics Speech
February 10 2014 7:37 PM ET

NBC Criticized for Editing of Olympics Speech

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The network removed part of International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach's comments against discrimination.

Pro-LGBT Banner Burned at Washington Church
February 10 2014 6:01 PM ET

Pro-LGBT Banner Burned at Washington Church

Michael O'Loughlin

A rainbow banner is burned outside a Washington, D.C., church, in what police say could be a hate crime.

DOJ Makes Same-Sex Spousal Benefits Official
February 10 2014 5:13 PM ET

DOJ Makes Same-Sex Spousal Benefits Official

Sunnivie Brydum

Attorney General Eric Holder today formalized the new policy, which will see the U.S. Department of Justice grant broad recognition to legally married same-sex couples.

WATCH: No, For The Last Time, Men Attracted to Trans Women Aren't Gay
February 10 2014 4:57 PM ET

WATCH: No, For The Last Time, Men Attracted to Trans Women Aren't Gay

Justin Hernandez

A transgender woman addresses the question on YouTube and shines light on the gray area that exists in the black-and-white definitions of sexual attraction.

Utah LGBT Activists Arrested for Blockading Capitol Offices, Demanding Nondiscrimination Vote
February 10 2014 4:24 PM ET

Utah LGBT Activists Arrested for Blocking Capitol Offices

Sunnivie Brydum

A dozen LGBT advocates were arrested in Salt Lake City after they blocked entryways to Utah governor George Herbert's office, and legislative committee rooms, demanding action on a pending nondiscrimination bill.

Catholic Priest Denies Communion to Lesbian at Mother's Funeral
February 10 2014 3:38 PM ET

Catholic Priest Denies Communion to Lesbian at Mother's Funeral

Michael O'Loughlin

A priest in Missouri bars a lesbian parishioner from receiving communion at her mother's funeral.

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