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.
December 31 2013 2:27 PM ET

Boy Scouts to Openly Allow Gay Youth Beginning New Year's Day

BSA will openly accept openly gay men under the age of 18 beginning Jan. 1

Funeral for Murdered Trans Woman Held at 'Pope's Church'
December 31 2013 1:23 PM ET

Funeral for Murdered Trans Woman Held at 'Pope's Church'

Lucas Grindley

When Andrea Quintero's family never claimed her body, the Jesuit order to which Pope Francis belongs stepped in.

December 31 2013 11:35 AM ET

Houston Mayor Annise Parker to Marry Longtime Partner Kathy Hubbard

She also confirms she will run for Texas statewide office in 2018

WATCH: ABC News Looks Back at One Big Gay Year
December 31 2013 11:10 AM ET

WATCH: ABC News Looks Back at One Big Gay Year

Lucas Grindley

The year included coming out on the field, wins in legal battles all over the place, and ABC looks back at those big moments with interviews and video.

December 30 2013 6:42 PM ET

Michelle Obama Congratulates Robin Roberts On Coming Out

And Five Other Things You Need to Know Today

Antigay Bishop Says He Was Just Following Pope's Orders
December 30 2013 5:53 AM ET

Antigay Bishop Says He Was Just Following Pope's Orders

Lucas Grindley

Has Pope Francis for the first time stepped into a public policy debate about LGBT people?

All Utah Counties to Issue Marriage Licenses as Appeal Proceeds
December 27 2013 12:41 PM ET

All Utah Counties to Issue Marriage Licenses as Appeal Proceeds

Trudy Ring

The last four holdout counties in Utah will now issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as the state continues to seek a stay — and, eventually, an overturn — of a judge's marriage equality ruling.

In Their Own Words: LGBT Advocates on the State of Transgender Issues
December 26 2013 5:00 AM ET

Eight LGBT Leaders Sound Off on Trans Issues

Parker Marie Molloy

Eight leaders in LGBT advocacy give their thoughts on what 2013 meant for transgender rights, and what 2014 might bring.

Candidate for Congress: Phil Robertson is Our Rosa Parks
December 25 2013 1:19 PM ET

Candidate for Congress: Phil Robertson is Our Rosa Parks

Neal Broverman

Ian Bayne, hoping to represent Illinois in Congress, thinks Robertson is a great civil rights leader.

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