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.
Florida Republican Makes Another Attempt at Pro-LGBT Rights Bill

Florida Republican Makes Another Attempt at Pro-LGBT Rights Bill

Republican state representative Holly Raschien helped bridge the gap to file the employment nondiscrimination bill that has failed several times.

Prime Time 25: LGBT Seniors Making a Difference

Prime Time 25: LGBT Seniors Making a Difference

These 25 LGBT achievers over 65 are proving that a person can change the world at any age.

Op-ed: What If Stonewall Happened Now?

Op-ed: What If Stonewall Happened Now?

The catalyst and the heartache, as revisited with Ferguson on our TV screens.

Right-Wing Group Targets Trans-Friendly Federal Nominee
November 25 2014 7:21 PM ET

Right-Wing Group Targets Trans-Friendly Federal Nominee

David Lopez, the current EEOC general counsel awaiting Senate confirmation for his second term, has built a career fighting for the rights of LGBT and disabled workers. Now the Family Research Council wants him to pay for it.

LGBT Community Responds to Ferguson Decision

How We Are Responding to Ferguson

More than five decades before #Ferguson, out activist James Baldwin knew that 'hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.'

5 James Baldwin Quotes That Foreshadowed Ferguson

5 James Baldwin Quotes Foreshadowing Ferguson 

Several pundits and publications have referenced the gay and black writer, whose words remain relevant in describing race issues in America.

Hagel's Exit Leaves Unfinished Business For LGBT Military Members, Advocates

Hagel's Exit Leaves Unfinished Business For LGBT Military

Chuck Hagel spent two years as Defense secretary, but plenty is still left to be done to bring full LGBT equality to the military.

WATCH: Manhattan, Your Homophobia Is Showing

WATCH: Manhattan, Your Homophobia Is Showing

A man is harassed on the streets for looking feminine.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow a Fan of Secret Lesbian Love Story

WATCH: Why Rachel Maddow Is a Fan of This Love Story

The MSNBC host had a book to recommend to her viewers this week.

Op-ed: Republicans Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

Op-ed: GOP Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

I was waiting for so much doom and gloom after 2012, but all I got was a lousy Prius (and I still can't speak much Arabic).

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