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.
WATCH: Pat Robertson Wants a Facebook 'Vomit' Button
July 08 2013 2:54 PM ET

WATCH: Pat Robertson Wants a Facebook 'Vomit' Button

Sunnivie Brydum

The social networking site is a veritable den of sin, according to the homophobic televangelist.

July 08 2013 2:37 PM ET

PHOTOS: Two Men Married in Mayan Wedding Ceremony

The gay-friendly Cancun hotel, Oasis Sens, recently hosted a simple, beautiful ceremony, based on traditional Mayan wedding rituals, tailored to two men.

Another Ohio Republican Comes Out for Marriage Equality, Cites Lesbian Daughter
July 08 2013 2:20 PM ET

Another Ohio Republican Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro announced his support for marriage equality, citing his married lesbian daughter.

Cameroon's 'Gay Problem'
July 07 2013 6:28 PM ET

Cameroon's 'Gay Problem'

David Artavia

Cameroon arrests more gay people than any other country in the world.

Lesbian Couple First to File For Formal Civil Union in Arizona
July 07 2013 4:07 PM ET

Lesbian Couple First to File For Formal Civil Union in Arizona

Jase Peeples

With same-sex civil unions now legal in the town of Bisbee, Arizona, Kathy Sowden and Deborah Grier are now able to have their 21-year relationship recognized by law for the first time.

Former NBA Star Becomes First Person to Sign Florida Equal Marriage Amendment Petition
July 06 2013 4:33 PM ET

Former NBA Star Is First to Sign Florida Equal Marriage Amendment Petition

Jase Peeples

Tim Hardaway’s views on marriage equality have evolved from homophobic to supportive and now he’s joining the fight for LGBT civil rights in his state.

Actress Tilda Swinton Poses With Rainbow Flag in Front of Moscow Kremlin
July 06 2013 2:53 PM ET

Actress Tilda Swinton Poses With Rainbow Flag in Front of Moscow Kremlin

Jase Peeples

The Academy Award-winning actress shows her support of Russia’s LGBT community by posting a photo of herself holding a rainbow flag in Moscow.

'Ex-Gay' Leader: Justices, Obama Are on the Down Low — Plus They're Nazis
July 05 2013 7:07 PM ET

'Ex-Gay' Leader: Justices, Obama Are on the Down Low — Plus They're Nazis

Trudy Ring

Greg Quinlan makes some contradictory assertions in his fury over recent pro-gay Supreme Court rulings.

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