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.
Newspaper Editor Fights For Job After 'Gaystapo' Blog Post
July 26 2014 11:48 AM ET

Newspaper Editor Fights For Job After 'Gaystapo' Blog Post

Michelle Garcia

A newspaper editor has filed a complaint with the EEOC after being fired for an antigay blog post on his personal site.

Miami Judge Rules Florida's Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
July 25 2014 6:52 PM ET

Miami Judge Rules Florida's Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Michelle Garcia

A judge ruled that Florida's marriage law is only in place to discriminate against same-sex couples.

Mormon Mass Resignation Held in Protest of Feminist's Ex-Communication
July 25 2014 6:47 PM ET

Mormon Mass Resignation Held in Protest of Feminist's Ex-Communication

Daniel Reynolds

Around 100 protestors gathered in Salt Lake City this week following the ousting of Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly from the Mormon faith.

Modern Family's Gay Dad Says NO WAY to Rick Santorum Photo
July 25 2014 1:58 PM ET

Which Modern Family Star Shot Down Rick Santorum?

Daniel Reynolds

Eric Stonestreet shot down the antigay politician's request during a Washington party.

Michele Bachmann Is Back With One of Her Most Homophobic Comments Ever
July 25 2014 12:50 PM ET

Michele Bachmann Is Back With One of Her Worst Comments Ever

Lucas Grindley

If she does try to win the Republican nomination in 2016, expect more of this sort of thing.

WATCH: Model Andreja Pejic Comes Out as a Transgender Woman
July 25 2014 9:40 AM ET

WATCH: Model Comes Out as Transgender Woman

Parker Marie Molloy

The famously androgynous model announced on 'Entertainment Tonight' that she has struggled with her gender identity since she was 13 years old, but finally feels secure enough to be open about it.

Exploring Faith, Sexuality and Safe Spaces Through Film and Art
July 25 2014 9:30 AM ET

Exploring Faith, Sexuality and Safe Spaces Through Film

Eliel Cruz

Level Ground looks to create safe spaces for dialogue about faith, gender, and sexuality, using art exhibits and an annual film festival.

Op-Ed: Lessons From Filming a Trans Web Series
July 25 2014 8:08 AM ET

Op-ed: Lessons From Filming a Trans Web Series

Emmett Lundberg

Brothers director Emmett Lundberg explains how creating a show about trans people brings unique pressures to the casting process.

Op-ed: Why Janet Mock's New Job Gives Me Hope
July 25 2014 7:06 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Janet Mock's New Job Gives Me Hope

Rebecca Juro

Janet Mock's appointment as a contributing editor at Marie Claire is a promising turning point for trans women controlling their own stories in media.

ART: Gay Jesus and Woman Christ
July 25 2014 6:00 AM ET

ART: Gay Jesus and Woman Christ

Christopher Harrity

Even non-Christians may have some work to do to open their minds to these alternate artistic visions of Christianity.

Op-ed: Why Maura Healey Must Bust A New Glass Ceiling
July 25 2014 4:02 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Maura Healey Must Bust A New Glass Ceiling

Kara Coredini

Massachusetts' attorney general race isn't just a local matter.

WATCH: Trans Girl's Discrimination Sparks Change in Catholic School Policy
July 24 2014 6:03 PM ET

WATCH: Victory for Trans Girl Discriminated Against by Catholic School

Mitch Kellaway

In response to 11-year-old Tracey Wilson's human rights complaint, Vancouver's schools have become more open to trans students — though some say support doesn't go far enough.

WATCH: Kicked Out for Being Trans, Teen Explains How He Survived
July 24 2014 1:16 PM ET

WATCH: Homeless Trans Teen Retraces Path to Survival

Mitch Kellaway

Viewers get a rare glimpse into the daily struggles and resilience of a youth turned out of his home at age 15 for being transgender.

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