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.
Young Boy Questions Former Australian Prime Minister on Marriage Equality Stance
October 01 2013 12:41 PM ET

Young Boy Questions Prime Minister on Marriage Equality

Jase Peeples

At a recent event at the Sydney Opera House, a young boy questioned former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard on her opposition to marriage equality.

October 01 2013 12:30 PM ET

Lance Bass Is Gay, So His Wedding Will Be 'Over the Top'

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The former 'N Syncer promises 'something big and special.'

Rachel Maddow: 'Elect Republicans and They Will Burn the Place Down'
October 01 2013 1:39 AM ET

'Elect Republicans and They Will Burn the Place Down'

Lucas Grindley

The out MSNBC anchor took over coverage at the moment government shut down and delivered a stark analysis.

Microsoft Apologizes to Trans Gamer 'Humilated' by Comedian Onstage
September 30 2013 6:22 PM ET

Microsoft Apologizes to Trans Gamer Humiliated by Comedian Onstage

Sunnivie Brydum

A transgender video game journalist says she was 'completely dehumanized' when a comedian made transphobic jokes about her gender onstage during an Xbox One event at Eurogamer Expo 2013.

Vast Majority of Americans — and 56% of Republicans — Support ENDA
September 30 2013 5:52 PM ET

Vast Majority of Americans — and 56% of Republicans — Support ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

A new poll from Republican polling agency TargetPoint reveals that a supermajority of Americans support workplace protections for LGBT employees.

Two Same-Sex Couples Married in Colombia
September 30 2013 5:22 PM ET

Two Same-Sex Couples Married in Colombia

Sunnivie Brydum

After a 2011 court ruling that ordered the Colombian Congress to create equal relationship recognition for same-sex couples, gay and lesbian Colombians are finally tying the knot.

Vatican Censors Photo Exhibit of Gay Couples Kissing in Churches
September 30 2013 2:12 PM ET

Vatican Censors Photo Exhibit of Gay Couples Kissing in Churches

Sunnivie Brydum

In case anyone thought the Roman Catholic Church was moving toward tolerance, the pope's office demanded the closure of an exhibit showing photos of gay couples kissing inside churches.

Prop. 8 Legal Team Sets Sights on Va. Marriage Ban
September 30 2013 12:48 PM ET

Prop. 8 Legal Team Sets Sights on Va. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Ted Olson and David Boies, the bipartisan legal team that successfully argued against California's Proposition 8 at the Supreme Court, have signed on to a federal challenge to Virginia's ban on marriage equality.

WATCH: Chris Christie Isn't a Bully, Still Doesn't Believe in Marriage Equality
September 30 2013 11:35 AM ET

WATCH: Chris Christie Says He Isn't a Bully

Sunnivie Brydum

The New Jersey governor sat down with CBS for a wide-ranging interview ahead of an expected 2016 presidential bid.

Trans Homecoming Queen Poses for NOH8 Campaign
September 29 2013 2:14 PM ET

Trans Homecoming Queen Poses for NOH8

Sunnivie Brydum

Cassidy Campbell, the transgender teenager crowned homecoming queen at her southern California high school this month, struck a pose against bullying for the NOH8 campaign.

Poll: Youth Support for Marriage Equality, Abortion Rights Offer Republican Stumbling Block
September 29 2013 6:30 AM ET

Poll: Youth Support for Marriage Equality, Abortion Rights Offer Republican Stumbling Block

Sunnivie Brydum

A new poll from Bloomberg confirms the ongoing trend that people under 30 overwhelmingly support marriage equality, while a majority of Republicans oppose it.

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