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.
October 15 2013 10:06 AM ET

Mexico's Marriage Warrior: Alex Melendez is Winning for Equality

Alex Mendez is taking his battle for equality to the courts — and winning.

Antigay Pundit Compares LGBTs to Terrorists, Anorexics, and Voldemort
October 14 2013 8:15 PM ET

Antigay Pundit Compares LGBTs to Terrorists, Anorexics, and Voldemort

Daniel Reynolds

The managing editor of World Net Daily made bold and incendiary comparisons in a recent op-ed.

October 14 2013 3:42 PM ET

New Online Wedding Magazine Fully Integrates Same-Sex & Straight Couples

Love Inc. adds to the information and offerings for brides, grooms, and everyone who wants to get married

Will Utah Be the Next State to Protect Gay-Headed Families?
October 14 2013 2:59 PM ET

Will Utah Be the Next State to Protect Gay-Headed Families?

Alex Davidson

Some activists believe marriage equality, with all its benefits for children as well as adults, will arrive soon in Utah.

Moldova Overturns Antigay Law, Seeks EU Admission
October 14 2013 2:26 PM ET

Moldova Overturns Antigay Law, Seeks EU Admission

Daniel Reynolds

The former Soviet country has repealed its 'gay propaganda' law in an effort to gain admission into the European Union.

WATCH: Many Voices Videos Spotlight Black LGBT Christians
October 13 2013 8:54 PM ET

WATCH: Many Voices Videos Spotlight Black LGBT Christians

Trudy Ring

The video campaign began with National Coming Out Day and will continue through the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

WATCH: Gays Should 'Keep It Private,' Says Right-Wing Commentator
October 13 2013 4:00 AM ET

WATCH: Gays Should 'Keep It Private,' Says Right-Winger

Trudy Ring

Appearing at the Values Voter Summit, conservative columnist Star Parker also claimed gays are 'bringing hostility into the public square.'

LGBT Activists, Antigay Protesters Clash in St. Petersburg, Russia
October 12 2013 1:03 PM ET

LGBT Activists, Antigay Protesters Clash in Russia

Trudy Ring

The melee resulted in 67 people from both sides being detained by police.

N.J. Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Equality Case
October 12 2013 12:34 PM ET

N.J. Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Equality Case

Trudy Ring

The state Supreme Court will hear Gov. Chris Christie's 'emergency appeal' of a ruling that same-sex marriages should begin October 21.

New Group Works for Marriage Equality in Illinois
October 11 2013 8:56 PM ET

New Group Works for Marriage Equality in Illinois

Trudy Ring

The Inclusive Community Project Political Action Committee will seek to mobilize people of color to work for a bill that may come to a final vote in the next few weeks.

U.K. Asking Asylum-Seekers to 'Prove' They're Gay, Says Report
October 11 2013 1:38 PM ET

U.K. Asking Asylum-Seekers to 'Prove' They're Gay, Says Report

Trudy Ring

Some have even had to turn over photos or videos of sexual activity, according to a parliamentary committee.

WATCH: Student's Poem Asserts 'God Is Gay'
October 11 2013 1:05 PM ET

WATCH: Student's Poem Asserts 'God Is Gay'

Trudy Ring

And maybe Mary was a lesbian, contends the work by a Christian student, whose performance of the poem is proving popular on YouTube.

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