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.
WATCH: George Takei Says Russian Olympics a 'Situation of Good vs. Evil'
August 08 2013 12:24 PM ET

WATCH: George Takei — 'Good vs. Evil' Russian Olympics

Sunnivie Brydum

The out actor and LGBT activist also compared Putin's Russia to Nazi Germany, saying the Winter Olympics scheduled for next year in Sochi are giving the antigay President international approval.

Conservatives Target New Washington Post Owner
August 07 2013 5:56 PM ET

Conservatives Target New Washington Post Owner

Michelle Garcia

Right wing figures are not pleased with Jeff Bezos's support of marriage equality

Lesbian Couple Takes On Ecuador's Marriage Fight
August 07 2013 5:25 PM ET

Lesbian Couple Takes On Ecuador's Marriage Fight

Michelle Garcia

A lesbian couple applied for a marriage license despite the country's ban on same-sex marriages.

Rick Santorum on Liberals And Gym Showers
August 07 2013 2:31 PM ET March 17 2014 2:43 PM ET

Rick Santorum on Liberals And Gym Showers

Michelle Garcia

Santorum compares the schism between conservatives and liberals to the players in the American Revolution.

Obama Cancels Putin Meeting, Has No Patience For Antigay Law
August 07 2013 12:09 PM ET

Obama Cancels on Putin, Has No Patience For Antigay Law

Michelle Garcia

President Obama responds to Russia's new antigay law.

Same-Sex Marriage Begins in Uruguay
August 06 2013 6:20 PM ET

Same-Sex Marriage Begins in Uruguay

Daniel Reynolds

Rodrigo Borda and Sergio Mirando, partners of 14 years, became the first gay couple to register for marriage in the South American country.

Illinois Gov. Urges Wisconsin to Pass Marriage Equality
August 06 2013 4:53 PM ET

Illinois Gov. Urges Wisconsin to Pass Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

Governor Pat Quinn is advocating for solidarity in marriage equality among the Midwestern region.

Pennsylvania Mayor Officiates His County's First Gay Marriage
August 06 2013 1:59 PM ET

Pennsylvania Mayor Officiates His County's First Gay Marriage

Daniel Reynolds

Defying Pennsylvania law, mayor John Fetterman performed the first same-sex marriage in his county.

Shuttle Company Apologizes for Driver’s Homophobic Conduct
August 06 2013 1:19 PM ET

Shuttle Company Apologizes for Driver’s Homophobic Conduct

Daniel Reynolds

Standard Parking Inc. has issued an apology for the conduct of one of its drivers, who told a gay couple to move to the back of the bus.

WATCH: Geeky, Adorable Gay Marriage Proposal at GaymerX Convention
August 05 2013 3:53 PM ET

WATCH: The Greatest Geeky Gay Proposal at GaymerX

Jase Peeples

One attendee at San Francisco’s gay gamer convention enlisted the help of a popular video game voice actress to help him pop the question.

WATCH: LGBT Activists Protest Outside Russian Consulate in San Francisco
August 05 2013 2:59 PM ET

WATCH: Activists Protest Outside Russian Consulate in S.F. 

Jase Peeples

Activists gathered outside San Francisco’s Russian Consulate in an effort to raise awareness about hostility towards LGBT people in Russia.

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