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.
Pope Francis Says He Won't 'Judge' Gay Priests
July 29 2013 12:19 PM ET

Pope Francis Says He Won't 'Judge' Gay Priests

Sunnivie Brydum

But he also said "the door is closed" to women being ordained in the Catholic Church.

Bernice King Opposes Marriage Equality, But 'I'm Not The Enemy'
July 28 2013 10:30 AM ET

Bernice King Opposes Marriage Equality, But 'I'm Not The Enemy'

Lucas Grindley

The daughter of the slain civil rights leader invokes his loss as a reason she opposes marriage equality.

WATCH: Tim Gunn Endorses Christine Quinn for Mayor in NYC
July 27 2013 4:12 PM ET

WATCH: Tim Gunn Endorses Christine Quinn for Mayor in NYC

Lucas Grindley

The lifelong teacher and mentor on Project Runway even ties fashion to his reasoning.

Desmond Tutu 'Would Not Worship a Homophobic God'
July 26 2013 4:15 PM ET

Desmond Tutu 'Would Not Worship a Homophobic God'

Sunnivie Brydum

The former archbishop compared the struggle for LGBT equality to South Africa's battle to end apartheid.

Anti-Abortion Group Protests Penn. Same-Sex Marriages
July 26 2013 3:17 PM ET

Anti-Abortion Group Protests Penn. Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The right-wing group wants the register of wills in Montgomery County to be arrested for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a law prohibiting such unions in Pennsylvania.

Don't Bother Boycotting Vodka, Says Russian LGBT Activist
July 26 2013 1:58 PM ET

Don't Bother Boycotting Vodka, Says Russian Activist

Sunnivie Brydum

A prominent LGBT activist in Russia says a proposed boycott on Russian vodka won't have any impact on antigay attitudes in the country.

Group Holds Launch Rally For New Jersey Marriage Equality
July 25 2013 8:18 PM ET

Group Holds Launch Rally For NJ Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

New Jersey United for Marriage held its launch rally this week in Asbury Park, attracting around 200 demonstrators in support of marriage equality.

Target Accused of Indirectly Funding Antigay Candidate
July 25 2013 7:38 PM ET July 25 2013 10:12 PM ET

Target's Donations to Both Democrats and Republicans Questioned

Daniel Reynolds

The retail giant has thrown its funds behind both of the governors associations for Republicans and Democrats, and that's raised hackles of some.

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