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.
S.C. House Approves Budget Cuts to Colleges With LGBT Curricula

S.C. House OKs Cuts to Colleges With LGBT Curricula

After assigning LGBT-inclusive books on their freshman reading lists, two South Carolina universities could see their budgets slashed by close to $70,000 combined.

Chicago Monthly Paper Threatens to Out Aldermen

Chicago Monthly Paper Threatens to Out Aldermen

In a bid to shut down ride-sharing, Chicago Dispatcher — a monthly taxi newspaper — threatens to out five city aldermen.

Far-Right Minister: Gays Responsible for Ukraine Crisis

Far-Right Minister: Gays Responsible for Ukraine Crisis

Scott Lively attributes the invasion of Ukraine somehow to Russia's conflicts with the U.S. and European Union over LGBT rights.

The Striking Muxe: Mexico's Third Gender

The Striking Muxe: Mexico's Third Gender

Like their Two-Spirit sisters in North America, the muxes are an integral part of Zapotec culture, revered, not reviled.

Former Fox Sportscaster Claims Anti-Antigay Discrimination

Former Fox Sportscaster Claims Anti-Antigay Discrimination

Craig James says Fox Sports Southwest let him go because of his religious stance against LGBT rights, and the Texas Workforce Commission is investigating his claim.

WATCH: Marriage Equality Is an 'Extra Right,' Says Right-Wing Activist

WATCH: Marriage Equality Is an 'Extra Right,' Says Right-Wing Activist

Ben Carson, a rising conservative star, says gay people deserve equal rights but not 'extra rights' — the right to marry a same-sex partner being among the latter.

Lesbian Couple Sues Neighbors for Bias

Lesbian Couple Sues Neighbors for Bias

A couple say they have faced numerous zoning issues in their Vermont town because they are lesbians.

Op-ed: In Boston, an Ugly St. Patrick's Day Tradition Continues

Op-ed: In Boston, an Ugly St. Patrick's Day Tradition Continues

Irish Catholics in Boston, forgetting their history, play the bigot this St. Patrick's Day.

Op-ed: Pope Francis: One Year In, Door Slightly Ajar for LGBT People

Pope Francis: One Year In, Door Slightly Ajar for LGBTs

Progress for LGBT people in the religious sphere will not mirror advances at the ballot box or in the courts, but Pope Francis is showing how it's possible.

New York City Issues Trans-Inclusive Student Policy

New York City Issues Trans-Inclusive Student Policy

The nation's largest school district adopted new guidelines as a means to protect transgender students.

Trans Woman Sues CrossFit After Being Told to Compete in Men's Division

Ordered to Compete with Men, Trans Woman Sues CrossFit

The fitness giant ignores decades of research supporting the 34-year-old CrossFit athlete, relegating her to the men's division.

Op-ed: What People Don't Get About Dismay Over Jared Leto

What People Don't Get About Dismay Over Jared Leto

The outcry against Rayon in Dallas Buyer's Club is less about Jared Leto playing a trans woman, and more about an industry where Rayon is the only trans woman allowed to exist.

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