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.
Obama Plans Meeting With Russian LGBT Activists
September 03 2013 1:15 PM ET

Obama Plans Meeting With Russian LGBT Activists

Daniel Reynolds

President Barack Obama will meet with several human rights and pro-LGBT organizations during the G-20 summit this week.

September 03 2013 10:00 AM ET

Why the Viral 'Jesus Had Two Dads' Sign Is 'Just Fine'

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The church's rector speaks out on their controversial pro-gay sign.

PHOTO: Lance Bass Is Engaged
September 01 2013 4:40 PM ET

PHOTO: Lance Bass Is Engaged

Lucas Grindley

The former 'N Sync member announced the big news on Twitter today.

Mary Cheney to Sister Liz: You're 'Dead Wrong' on Marriage Equality
September 01 2013 12:35 PM ET

Mary Cheney to Sister Liz: You're 'Dead Wrong' on Marriage

Lucas Grindley

Liz Cheney said this week that she doesn't support same-sex marriage, and now the National Organization for Marriage wants her to prove it.

August 31 2013 2:45 PM ET

Obama Asks Congress To Approve Syria Strike

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Veteran, DADT Advocate, Darren Manzella Killed in Car Crash
August 31 2013 2:37 PM ET

Veteran, DADT Advocate, Darren Manzella Killed

Michelle Garcia

Darren Manzella was killed in a car crash in upstate New York on Thursday.

Bar Owner Ordered To Pay For Asking Trans Patrons to Leave
August 31 2013 2:05 PM ET

Bar Owner Ordered To Pay For Asking Trans Patrons to Leave

Michelle Garcia

The owner of a Portland, Ore., bar will have to pay $400,000 to 11 patrons for discriminating against them.

Archbishop of Canterbury: Homophobia Wrong, But Marriage Rights Not OK
August 30 2013 7:26 PM ET

Archbishop of Canterbury: Homophobia Wrong, But Marriage Rights Not OK

Trudy Ring

The leader of the Anglican Communion continues to oppose marriage equality but says he'll listen to other views.

Ginsburg to Be First High Court Justice Performing Same-Sex Marriage
August 30 2013 6:18 PM ET

A First: Justice Ginsburg to Perform Same-Sex Marriage

Trudy Ring

It won't be a 'skim-milk marriage' Saturday as Ginsburg officiates the wedding of a D.C. arts executive and an economist.

Booker Queried on Gay Rumors: Is the Personal Political?
August 30 2013 4:06 PM ET

WATCH: Cory Booker Queried on Gay Rumors

Trudy Ring

'If you were gay, why would you not just come out?' Chris Hayes says to Cory Booker.

Liz Cheney: 'Not Pro-Gay Marriage'
August 30 2013 3:20 PM ET

Liz Cheney: 'Not Pro-Gay Marriage'

Trudy Ring

Cheney takes the position even though she has a lesbian sister, and a father, the former vice president, who supports marriage equality.

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