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.
Trans Residents Celebrate Monumental Health Care Ruling in Mass.
June 23 2014 5:22 PM ET

Mass. Trans Residents Celebrate Monumental Ruling

Parker Marie Molloy

Transgender residents of Massachusetts have reason to celebrate after receiving some positive news on the health care front.

GOP Congress Hopeful: Religion Should Decide Gay Marriage, Polygamy
June 23 2014 3:14 PM ET

GOP Congress Hopeful: Religion Should Decide Gay Marriage, Polygamy

Michelle Garcia

Republican congressional hopeful Pedro Celis says allowing same-sex couples to marry should be left up to religious doctrine.

EEOC: Pa. Trans Woman Has a Case Against Former Employer
June 23 2014 2:04 PM ET

Pa. Trans Woman Has a Case Against Former Employer

Parker Marie Molloy

In what she hopes will bring an end to a seven-year legal struggle, one Pennsylvania trans woman looks to put a history of discrimination behind her.

Another Republican Tells GOP to Back Off Marriage Opposition
June 23 2014 2:01 PM ET

Another Republican Backs Off Marriage Opposition

Sunnivie Brydum

Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson has become the latest member of the GOP to see the writing on the wall in the party's refusal to accept marriage equality.

Trans Woman in Florida Found Burned to Death
June 22 2014 1:10 PM ET

Trans Woman in Florida Found Burned to Death

Parker Marie Molloy

Yaz’min Shancez's remains were found behind a Fort Myers, Fla., dumpster. Police remain without leads.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney Marries His Partner of 22 Years
June 22 2014 11:33 AM ET

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney Marries His Partner of 22 Years

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The proposal happened in December after their youngest child asked Santa to make her dads get hitched.

Is Obama the Most Trans-Friendly President Ever?
June 21 2014 1:55 PM ET

Is Obama the Most Trans-Friendly President Ever?

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Newsweek dubbed him "the first gay president," but his advocacy for trans people is just as progressive — but often uncelebrated.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality
June 21 2014 12:49 PM ET

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The mayor joins mayors from 39 other states supporting same-sex marriage.

Organization is Helping Bisexuals Be Happily Embraced By God
June 21 2014 11:56 AM ET

Organization is Helping Bisexuals Be Happily Embraced By God

Eliel Cruz

A multi-faith organization has released a guidebook for creating inclusive spaces for bisexuals.

Op-ed: That’s What I’m Talking About
June 21 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: That’s What I’m Talking About

Rebecca Juro

How far have trans people come in terms of fair and proper media representation? Maybe further than you'd think.

June 20 2014 3:33 PM ET

Why Rick Perry Is Beyond Repair

Author Suzanna Danuta Walters says we should demand equality—but don't use the argument that we're 'born this way' as the reason

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