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.
At National Prayer Breakfast, Obama Condemns 'Twisted' Antigay Religion
February 06 2014 5:05 PM ET

At Prayer Breakfast, Obama Condemns 'Twisted' Antigay Religion

Michael O'Loughlin

The president condemned 'twisted' religion that harms gay people.

'Biggest Loser' Winner Ignites Firestorm for Dramatic Weight Loss
February 06 2014 3:26 PM ET

Biggest Loser Winner Ignites Firestorm for Dramatic Weight Loss

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The out celebrity trainers on Biggest Loser distance themselves from the season winner's progress, where she lost nearly 60 percent of her body weight.

Jared Leto Accused of Transmisogyny at Award Ceremony
February 06 2014 2:21 PM ET

Jared Leto Accused of Transmisogyny at Award Ceremony

Parker Marie Molloy

The Oscar-nominated actor took time to engage with a heckler who believed Leto's role in Dallas Buyers Club should have gone to a transgender woman.

U.N. Secretary General: 'We Must All Raise Our Voices' Against Homophobia
February 06 2014 1:43 PM ET

WATCH: U.N. Chief Condemns Homophobia in Sport

Daniel Reynolds

In remarks delivered to the International Olympic Committee, Ban Ki-Moon voiced a pro-LGBT message that advocated for 'societies of equality and tolerance.'

Op-ed: With Friends Like Piers Morgan, Who Needs Enemies?
February 06 2014 10:29 AM ET

Op-ed: With Friends Like Piers Morgan, Who Needs Enemies?

Parker Marie Molloy

Piers Morgan spent a full day making offensive statements related to transgender advocate Janet Mock. Then he invited Mock back, talked over her, and hosted a panel from which she was excluded.

Harry Reid Favors Obama's ENDA Executive Order
February 05 2014 3:14 PM ET

Harry Reid Favors Obama's ENDA Executive Order

Sunnivie Brydum

The move could signal that similar federal legislation is effectively dead in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria 'Thank God' for Anti-LGBT Laws
February 05 2014 12:07 PM ET

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria 'Thank God' for Anti-LGBT Laws

Michael O'Loughlin

Catholic bishops in Nigeria congratulated the president on law that imprisons LGBT people.

WATCH: Clay Aiken Is Officially Running for Congress
February 05 2014 11:49 AM ET

WATCH: Clay Aiken Is Officially Running for Congress

Matthew Breen

One of the most well-known American Idol contestants announced his candidacy for Congress in a new video.

Op-ed: Janet Mock Slams Piers Morgan for Transphobic Questions, Tweets
February 05 2014 10:20 AM ET February 05 2014 1:55 PM ET

Janet Mock Slams Piers Morgan for Insensitive Questions

Parker Marie Molloy

CNN's Piers Morgan had a meltdown following criticism of his interview with transgender author Janet Mock as being transphobic, highlighting CNN's history of coverage insensitive to transgender identities.

February 05 2014 8:52 AM ET

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Says No to St. Patty's Parade if LGBT People Can't March

“I will be participating in a number of other events to honor the Irish heritage of this city, but I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade.”

WATCH: Jesuit Series Spotlights Faithful Lives of LGBT Catholics
February 04 2014 10:36 PM ET

WATCH: Series Spotlights Faithful Lives of LGBT Catholics

Michael O'Loughlin

A Jesuit production company invites LGBT Catholics to tell their stories.

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