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.
Stop the Hate

Stop the Hate: Vote No on 8 

Activist Robin Tyler enlists the help of some notable friends and takes the campaign against California's proposed gay marriage ban into her own hands. 

Maam Would You Care for Some Facts With That

Ma'am, Would You Care for Some Facts With That?

Judging from her congressional testimony, Elaine Donnelly may be the most strident civilian opponent of lifting "don’t ask, don’t tell." Too bad her reasons for keeping the policy in place aren’t sound.

Pie in the Sky Presidency

Pie-in-the-Sky Presidency?

The prospect of the nation’s first black president sparks the hope that a gay president is drawing nearer.

A Broader Bully Pulpit

A Broader Bully Pulpit

As Congress grapples with solutions for a faltering economy, Barney Frank sits at the center of power.

Ding-Dong, Jesse Helms is Dead

Ding-Dong, Jesse Helms is Dead

First Jerry Falwell, now Jesse Helms. One by one, the famous bigots of America are contributing their best (and last) service to this nation’s progress -- they’re dying. 

The Pinking of Capitol Hill

The Pinking of Capitol Hill

The formation of an LGBT affinity group at the SEC and an LGBT congressional caucus presage a warmer atmosphere for gays in Washington.

The Marrying Man

The Marrying Man

Four years after he pushed same-sex marriage forward in the national debate, Gavin Newsom is waiting for his answer in the California supreme court. So are we.

Coalition Building in South Carolina

Coalition Building in South Carolina

Susie Prueter and other LGBT activists in South Carolina have been building up their relationship with the state Democratic Party. One major breakthrough came during the CNN/YouTube debate in Charleston last summer. Check out our pre-primary blogging about the intersection of race and LGBT issues in S.C.

Old Habits Die Hard in the New South

Old Habits Die Hard in the New South

Five years ago transgender and intersex Michelle Bruce managed to win elected office in Georgia without incident. Her reelection attempt was another story.

Taking Stock of This Gay Election

Taking Stock of This Gay Election

Clinton, Edwards, and Obama all reached out to the community in different ways, leaving gay activists to choose which candidate's approach will produce results for LGBT equality.

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