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.
20 Years After Brandon Teena's Death, Trans Rights Still Have a Long Way to Go
January 02 2014 5:13 PM ET

The Death of Brandon Teena: 20 Years Later

Parker Marie Molloy

Two decades after a Nebraska transgender man was brutally murdered, what has changed in the world of transgender rights?

Charlie Crist Says 'Sorry' for Supporting Florida's Marriage Ban
January 02 2014 2:04 PM ET

Charlie Crist 'Sorry' for Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Daniel Reynolds

"It was a mistake," added the former Republican governor, who is now courting LGBT voters in his gubernatorial campaign as a Democrat.

WATCH: Utah Asks Supreme Court to Stop Same-Sex Marriages
January 02 2014 1:53 PM ET

WATCH: Utah Asks Supreme Court to Stop Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

Utah's attorney general has filed an emergency request for a stay of a December ruling that brought marriage equality to Utah.

January 02 2014 1:20 PM ET

Kara Swisher Launches New Venture With NBC

View at Media Bistro

Indiana Appeals Court: Gender Change Does Not Void Marriage
January 02 2014 6:00 AM ET

Indiana Court: Gender Change Does Not Void Marriage

Parker Marie Molloy

A law prohibiting same-sex marriage does not automatically void marriages between transgender individuals and their cisgender spouses, the court ruled.

Has Gay Congressman Outraced the Whisperers in Maine?
January 02 2014 5:00 AM ET

Has Gay Congressman Outraced the Whisperers in Maine?

Steve Weinstein

Maine gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud’s well-timed coming out ahead of a mysterious whisper campaign instantly made him a national figure.

Trans Golfer Still Trying to Join Pro Tour Even While Claiming to Have Unfair Advantage
January 01 2014 4:00 PM ET

Trans Golfer Still Trying to Go Pro, Claims She Has Unfair Advantage

Parker Marie Molloy

Bobbi Lancaster is trying to become the first openly transgender athlete to play on the LPGA Tour, even while arguing she has a natural advantage in competition.

Trans Scientist and Ted Talker in Critical After Animal Attack
January 01 2014 2:48 PM ET

Trans Scientist in Critical Condition After Animal Attack

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Kate Stone, a research engineer at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Manufacturing, and founder of the technology company, Novalia, was gored by a wild buck in freak attack.

Utah to Spend Whopping $2 Million to Fight Marriage
January 01 2014 2:12 PM ET

Utah to Spend Whopping $2 Million to Fight Marriage

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The new attorney general will hire someone to fight marriage equality in the Beehive state, and legislators have approved an amount equal to what was spent fighting the Defense of Marriage Act.

Gay Couple Becomes First to Marry in Rose Parade
January 01 2014 1:29 PM ET

Gay Couple Becomes First to Marry in Rose Parade

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Despite some protest, two gay men became first to wed in the famed New Year's Rose Parade this morning.

Connecticut Becomes Fifth State to Require Transgender Medical Coverage
December 31 2013 3:10 PM ET

Fifth State Requires Insurers to Cover Gender Transition

Parker Marie Molloy

The state's insurance department issued a directive informing health insurance companies operating within the state that they are now required to cover benefits.

December 31 2013 2:27 PM ET

Boy Scouts to Openly Allow Gay Youth Beginning New Year's Day

BSA will openly accept openly gay men under the age of 18 beginning Jan. 1