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: Giggly Anderson Cooper Says He’s 'No Expert' on Vaginas
June 26 2014 3:59 PM ET

WATCH: Giggly Anderson Cooper Says He’s 'No Expert' on Vaginas

Rebecca Juro

The AC360 host giggles his way through a feature about an American tourist getting stuck in a vagina sculpture.

Bush's Gay Staffers Emerge From the Closet
June 26 2014 3:48 PM ET

Bush's Gay Staffers Emerge From the Closet 

Trudy Ring

Those who worked for George W. Bush had a hard time reconciling his personal acceptance with political 'slaps in the face,' they say.

SURVEY: Same-Sex Couples Spend Less, Innovate More in Weddings
June 26 2014 2:50 PM ET

Survey: Same-Sex Couples Have Cheaper, Innovative Weddings

Daniel Reynolds

The Knot and The Advocate released the results of our 2014 survey comparing the traditions and trends being adopted by same-sex couples in matrimony.

Vatican Document: Judge Gay People Less, Welcome Their Children
June 26 2014 2:23 PM ET

Vatican: Judge Gays Less, Welcome Their Children

Trudy Ring

The report, based on a survey of clergy and laypeople, appears to echo Pope Francis's conciliatory attitude.

Wash. State Ends Discrimination in Trans Health Care
June 26 2014 2:17 PM ET

Another State Ends Discrimination in Trans Health Care

Parker Marie Molloy

Washington becomes the seventh state to forbid insurance companies from denying health care to transgender citizens.

WATCH: Same-Sex Couples Married in Boulder, Colo.
June 26 2014 1:18 PM ET

WATCH: Same-Sex Couples Married in Colorado

Sunnivie Brydum

County workers in Boulder are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and officials in at least two other counties plan to do the same starting Friday.

Part 2: Will These 5 Congressmen Cosponsor ENDA?
June 26 2014 4:30 AM ET

Part 2: Will These 5 Congressmen Cosponsor ENDA?

Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia

Do these two Democrats and three Republicans have what it takes to get Speaker Boehner to care about ENDA by cosponsoring it?

Op-ed: In the Wake of Windsor
June 26 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: In the Wake of Windsor

James Esseks

A year after Edie Windsor's case helped ring in federal recognition of same-sex relationships, full equality is only becoming more tangible.

Sen. Susan Collins Endorses Marriage Equality
June 25 2014 9:23 PM ET

Another Republican Senator Supports Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

On the heels of receiving HRC's endorsement, Collins joins the small number of Republicans on the side of equality.

STUDY: Religious Counseling Associated With Higher LGB Suicide Risk
June 25 2014 8:32 PM ET

STUDY: Religious Counseling Has Higher Risk of LGB Suicide

Trudy Ring

That doesn't necessarily mean it causes suicide, but the association is troubling, says a new study.

WATCH: Out Trans Students Celebrate Graduation at Catholic Schools
June 25 2014 8:31 PM ET

WATCH: Out Trans Students Celebrate Graduation at Catholic Schools

Mitch Kellaway

This graduation season, two schools took steps towards making Catholic education more inclusive of transgender students.

Homophobe Gordon Klingenschmitt Wins Colo. State Rep Primary
June 25 2014 7:36 PM ET

Homophobe Gordon Klingenschmitt Wins Colo. State Rep Primary

Trudy Ring

The outrageously antigay Klingenschmitt will be the Republican candidate for a state House seat from Colorado Springs.

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