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.
Year in Review: 10 Important Transgender Moments of 2013
January 04 2014 6:00 AM ET

Top Transgender Moments of 2013

Parker Marie Molloy

Last year could go down in the books as a turning point in the fight for transgender rights and acceptance, with key legislative, visibility, and judicial victories.

Cofounder of Gay-Affirming Catholic Group Dies at 76
January 03 2014 8:00 PM ET

Cofounder of Gay-Affirming Catholic Group Dies at 76

Trudy Ring

Father Robert Nugent helped found New Ways Ministry, which advocates for LGBT equality in the church and society.

WATCH: Gay Couple's Wedding Pops Up in 'Bert and Ernie' Book
January 03 2014 7:23 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Couple's Wedding Pops Up in 'Bert and Ernie' Book

Trudy Ring

A woman made a special version of the book with her gay brother's wedding photos.

Anti-LGBT Activist Links Trans People to Satan, Calls Robin Roberts 'Tragic'
January 03 2014 4:49 PM ET

Anti-LGBT Activist Links Trans People to Satan

Parker Marie Molloy

Peter LaBarbera, head of the anti-LGBT Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, sounds off on Robin Roberts, President Obama, and transgender people in a new interview.

Staffers for Former Utah Attorney General Caught Sending Transphobic Emails
January 03 2014 3:56 PM ET

Utah Ex-AG's Staffers Caught Sending Transphobic Emails

Parker Marie Molloy

An ongoing investigation of former Utah attorney general John Swallow has netted an unexpected discovery regarding transphobia within the 2012 Swallow reelection campaign.

Mormon 'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down, Absorbed by Other Organization
January 03 2014 3:50 PM ET

Mormon 'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down

Trudy Ring

Evergreen International, which advocated 'ex-gay' therapy, is folded into North Star, a support group that takes no stand on the practice. But does this mean a more accepting approach?

Houston Mayor Annise Parker Pushes LGBT-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance
January 03 2014 1:42 PM ET

Houston Mayor Annise Parker Pushes LGBT-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Daniel Reynolds

In her third inaugural address, Parker called for LGBT protections to be added to Houston's nondiscrimination ordinance.

CeCe McDonald to Be Released From Prison
January 03 2014 10:28 AM ET

CeCe McDonald to Be Released From Prison

Parker Marie Molloy

McDonald will be released from prison January 13. Meanwhile, Orange Is the New Black star and fellow African-American trans woman Laverne Cox is producing a documentary about McDonald's life.

20 Years After Brandon Teena's Death, Trans Rights Still Have a Long Way to Go
January 02 2014 5:13 PM ET

The Death of Brandon Teena: 20 Years Later

Parker Marie Molloy

Two decades after a Nebraska transgender man was brutally murdered, what has changed in the world of transgender rights?

Charlie Crist Says 'Sorry' for Supporting Florida's Marriage Ban
January 02 2014 2:04 PM ET

Charlie Crist 'Sorry' for Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Daniel Reynolds

"It was a mistake," added the former Republican governor, who is now courting LGBT voters in his gubernatorial campaign as a Democrat.

WATCH: Utah Asks Supreme Court to Stop Same-Sex Marriages
January 02 2014 1:53 PM ET

WATCH: Utah Asks Supreme Court to Stop Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

Utah's attorney general has filed an emergency request for a stay of a December ruling that brought marriage equality to Utah.

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