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.
Antigay Climate in Russia Bad for Olympics, Rights Group Says
June 22 2013 1:23 PM ET

Antigay Climate in Russia Bad for Olympics, Rights Group Says

Trudy Ring

Human Rights Watch is concerned about Russia hosting the games; meanwhile, an LGBT rights group is convicted and fined as a 'foreign agent.'

Gay Man Becomes Acting Secretary of Air Force
June 22 2013 7:00 AM ET

Gay Man Becomes Acting Secretary of Air Force

Trudy Ring

Eric Fanning, undersecretary of the service branch, ascends to the top post on an interim basis with the retirement of Air Force secretary Michael Donley.

WATCH: Film Documents Mormon Family's Journey to Accept Gay Son
June 21 2013 9:11 PM ET

WATCH: Film Documents Mormon Family's Journey to Accept Gay Son

Trudy Ring

Families Are Forever, screening Saturday in San Francisco, chronicles one family's evolution.

Calif. Public Employees Will Get Coverage for Gender Transition
June 21 2013 5:59 PM ET

Calif. Public Employees Will Get Coverage for Gender Transition

Trudy Ring

The California Public Employees' Retirement System, which administers health benefits, will make the coverage available January 1.

Obama Announces Two More Gay Ambassadorial Nominees
June 21 2013 5:05 PM ET

Obama Announces Two More Gay Ambassadorial Nominees

Trudy Ring

John Berry is the choice for ambassador to Australia, and Wally Brewster for the Dominican Republic.

Reactions to Exodus Closure: Pro, Con, and Other
June 21 2013 4:35 PM ET

Reactions to Exodus Closure: Pro, Con, and Other

Trudy Ring

Some religious conservatives denounce the action while others agree 'ex-gay' therapy doesn't work, and LGBT activists say there's more to be done.

Same-Sex Unions — Maybe Marriages — Begin in Colombia
June 21 2013 2:24 PM ET

Same-Sex Unions — Maybe Marriages — Begin in Colombia

Trudy Ring

Couples began seeking relationship recognition as a court decision went into effect, but it's unclear if 'recognition' means marriage.

Anthony Weiner Explains Reaction to 'Dyke' Remark
June 21 2013 1:30 PM ET

Anthony Weiner Explains Reaction to 'Dyke' Remark

Trudy Ring

The New York City mayoral hopeful responds to those who criticized his reaction to a woman who used the term for rival candidate Christine Quinn.

FBI Director Nominee a Pro-Gay Republican
June 21 2013 12:48 PM ET

FBI Director Nominee a Pro-Gay Republican

Trudy Ring

Jim Comey joined other well-known Republicans in a legal brief supporting marriage equality.

Supreme Court Keeps LGBT Americans Waiting
June 20 2013 10:31 AM ET

Supreme Court Keeps LGBT Americans Waiting

Sunnivie Brydum

It was a decision day at the Supreme Court today, but not the one LGBT activists have been eagerly awaiting.

BREAKING: Exodus International Shuts Down; Is This the End of the 'Ex-Gay' Movement?
June 20 2013 12:50 AM ET

An Exodus From the 'Ex-Gay' Movement?

Trudy Ring

The movement, which suffered the latest blow on Wednesday as Exodus International's board voted to shut down, is the subject of a new installment of Our America With Lisa Ling.

Filipino Archbishop Says Gay Men and Lesbians Can Marry — Each Other
June 19 2013 7:56 PM ET

Filipino Archbishop Says Gay Men and Lesbians Can Marry — Each Other

Sunnivie Brydum

Oscar Cruz, the Roman Catholic archbishop of the Philippines, announced a creative way for gay and lesbian Catholics to get married with the blessing of the church.

President Obama Adresses LGBT Rights in Berlin Speech
June 19 2013 4:59 PM ET

President Obama Adresses LGBT Rights in Berlin Speech

David Artavia

In a tribute to John F. Kennedy's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, Obama addressed gay issues and AIDS prevention throughout the world.

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