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.
Texas Trans Man Won't Back Down From AT&T Discrimination Claim
September 24 2014 7:19 PM ET

Trans Man Stands Firm in AT&T Discrimination Claim

Mitch Kellaway

Despite AT&T's denial that Matthew Hileman faced discrimination, he says the company tried to keep him from releasing a recording of coworkers discussing an 'ass-whooping.'

Slate's Dear Prudence Changes Tune on Bisexuality
September 24 2014 7:00 PM ET

Slate's Dear Prudence Changes Tune on Bisexuality

Eliel Cruz

Advice columnist Dear Prudence finally gets it right about bisexuals.

Southern Baptists Expel Gay-Accepting Church
September 24 2014 5:22 PM ET

Southern Baptists Expel Gay-Accepting Church

Trudy Ring

Baptist leaders ousted New Heart Community Church in California over the congregation's decision to accept a variety of views on homosexuality, after a pastor's powerful sermon about his son's coming-out.

Chelsea Manning Sues Federal Government for Hormone Therapy
September 24 2014 4:52 PM ET

Chelsea Manning Sues Federal Government for Hormone Therapy

Mitch Kellaway

'I do not believe I'll be able to survive another year or two ... without treatment,' says the trans military whistleblower, in the wake of the military's continued delays in providing transition-related medical care.

The Top Five Myths About LGBT Nondiscrimination Laws Debunked
September 24 2014 4:08 PM ET

The Top Five Myths About LGBT Nondiscrimination Laws Debunked

Coleman Lowndes and Carlos Maza

A new report from Media Matters dismantles popular right-wing assertions about antidiscrimination laws.

WATCH: Pa. State Senator: I'm Gay; Get Over It
September 24 2014 2:32 PM ET

WATCH: Pa. State Senator: I'm Gay; Get Over It

Sunnivie Brydum

Outgoing Pennsylvania state senator Jim Ferlo says he's never hidden his sexuality — but now it's time to come out and pass hate-crimes protections in his home state.

S.C. Mayor Becomes 500th Mayor to Support Marriage Equality
September 24 2014 11:46 AM ET

S.C. Mayor Becomes 500th Mayor to Support Marriage Equality

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Columbia, S.C.'s mayor became the 500th mayor to sign on with Freedom to Marry, a bipartisan organization asking for the end of marriage discrimination.

Is San Diego the New Home of LGBT Activism?
September 24 2014 6:00 AM ET September 24 2014 2:47 PM ET

Is San Diego the New Home of LGBT Activism?

Thom Senzee

Why this Southern California city should be on your radar for LGBT activism.

Op-ed: How Barbara Walters Saved Our Family
September 24 2014 4:14 AM ET

Op-ed: How Barbara Walters Saved Our Family

Greg and Jeanette

As Amazon's Transparent premieres on streaming devices everywhere, the parents of Jazz, a 13-year-old transgender activist, reflect on the power of media to change the world for the better.

Couple's Wedding Ceremony Interrupted by Slurs From Hidden Onlooker
September 23 2014 5:44 PM ET

Couple's Wedding Ceremony Interrupted by Slurs From Hidden Onlooker

Michelle Garcia

As a couple exchanged vows before 30 of their close friends and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, someone in a nearby building shouted homophobic words at them.

Louisiana Judge Strikes Down State's Marriage Ban
September 23 2014 3:10 PM ET

Louisiana Judge Strikes Down State's Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

A state judge arrived at the exact opposite conclusion of a U.S. district judge regarding the constitutionality of Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage.

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