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.
PHOTOS: First French Gay Couple Weds in Brazil
June 13 2013 1:03 PM ET

PHOTOS: First French Gay Couple Weds in Brazil

Trudy Ring

It was the first same-sex marriage of French citizens outside their nation.

Arizona Senator Apologizes for Son's Homophobic Tweets
June 13 2013 12:06 PM ET

Arizona Senator Apologizes for Son's Homophobic Tweets

Trudy Ring

Jeff Flake's teenage son used antigay, racist, and anti-Semitic language on Twitter and other social media.

Poll Shows Majority of California Voters Support Same-Sex Marriage
June 12 2013 8:00 PM ET

Poll Shows Californians Support Same-Sex Marriage

Daniel Reynolds

A recent poll, arriving on the eve of the Supreme Court decision on Proposition 8, demonstrates Californians' significant support of same-sex marriage.

June 12 2013 6:21 PM ET

Bill Lunn's Accidental 'F-Bomb'

View at Out.com

...And 5 Other Things You Need To Know Today

Mike Huckabee Shocked by Gays in TV Commercials, Textbooks
June 12 2013 3:47 PM ET

Mike Huckabee Shocked by Gays in TV Commercials, Textbooks

Sunnivie Brydum

The former Arkansas governor never expected to see LGBT people represented on television and in textbooks.

Obama Administration Objects to Antigay Military Amendment
June 12 2013 3:37 PM ET

Obama Administration Objects to Antigay Military Act

Daniel Reynolds

The White House has challenged a Republican's 'license to discriminate' amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.

Pope Francis Admits 'Gay Lobby' at Work at Vatican
June 12 2013 12:59 PM ET

Pope Francis Admits 'Gay Lobby' at Work in Vatican

Sunnivie Brydum

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church acknowledged to a private audience that a blackmail scheme targeting gay priests — amid other corruption — exists within the Vatican.

Sen. Leahy Reintroduces LGBT Immigration Amendment
June 12 2013 12:13 PM ET

Leahy Gives It One More Try on LGBT Immigration

Sunnivie Brydum

The amendment would allow Americans in same-sex marriages to sponsor their foreign-born partner for citizenship, but it faces an uphill battle in both the Senate and House.

WATCH: Adorable Marriage Equality Ad Shows the Beauty of LGBT Families
June 11 2013 6:40 PM ET

WATCH: Adorable Marriage Equality Ad Shows the Beauty of LGBT Families

Jase Peeples

Prepare for a case of the warm fuzzies with these touching marriage equality ads from Lambda Legal.

WATCH: 1950s Political Blackmail Caused Senate Suicide, Impeded Gay Rights Progress
June 11 2013 1:38 PM ET

WATCH: 1950s Political Blackmail Caused Senate Suicide

Jase Peeples

In 1954, Joe McCarthy threatened to reveal Sen. Lester Hunt’s son was a homosexual unless he withdrew from his reelection bid. Two weeks later the senator took his own life.

PHOTOS: Russian Parliament Passes Antigay Bill, Protesters Detained
June 11 2013 1:15 PM ET

PHOTOS: Protests Spark as Russia Advances Antigay Bill

Jase Peeples

In a 463-0 vote, Russia's State Duma approved a measure that would ban LGBT events or public discussion and prohibit individuals from providing information to minors about the LGBT community.

AddThis

Quantcast