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.
Simmons College Opens Its Doors to Trans Students
November 11 2014 6:22 PM ET

Which Women's College to Welcome Trans Students?

Mitch Kellaway

The Boston school has become the third U.S. women's college to clarify its stance towards trans women and men amidst heated conversations about the future of single-gender institutions.

Giggle Alert: Anderson Cooper Gets Punk'd By His Staff On Air
November 11 2014 5:15 PM ET

Giggle Alert: Anderson Cooper Gets Punk'd By His Staff

Jami Smith

Anderson Cooper didn't realize that he was the butt of his own 'Ridiculist' segment until he was live on national television.

Cleveland Plain Dealer Headline Stokes Transphobic Fears
November 11 2014 5:01 PM ET

Cleveland Paper's Latest Transphobic Headline Riles Bathroom Fears

Dawn Ennis

After a brief improvement in its coverage of trans issues, why is Cleveland's Plain Dealer going back to its old transphobic headline practices?

WATCH: 8-Year-Old Trans Boy's Epic Coming-Out Rap Goes Viral
November 11 2014 4:53 PM ET

WATCH: 8-Year-Old Trans Boy's Epic Coming-Out Rap

Mitch Kellaway

Young Alex gives voice to how awesome coming out as trans can be for kids when adults support them.

A KKK That Accepts Gay, Jewish Klansmen?
November 11 2014 4:09 PM ET

A KKK That Accepts Gay, Jewish Klansmen?

Stevie St. John

A Montana man says he's starting a KKK chapter that doesn't discriminate based on race, religion, or sexual orientation.

WATCH: Honoring Trans Military Members This Veterans Day
November 11 2014 3:36 PM ET

WATCH: Honoring Trans Americans This Veterans Day

Mitch Kellaway

The TransMilitary documentary team reminds us that the lives of all U.S. veterans are valuable. Why, then, force trans service members to continue serving in silence?

Texas Senator Proposes Another 'License to Discriminate' Bill
November 11 2014 3:32 PM ET

Another 'License to Discriminate' Bill Proposed in Texas

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Sen. Donna Campbell is trying to legalize discrimination against LGBT people for the second time.

Jehovah's Witness Leader Lets Loose on Tight Attire From 'Homosexual Designers'
November 11 2014 3:04 PM ET

Jehovah's Witness Leader Warns About Gay Fashion Designers

Stevie St. John

A member of the church's Governing Body proscribed tight-fitting attire for both men and women and suggested that gay fashion designers were to blame for the "metrosexual" look for men.

November 11 2014 2:42 PM ET

Salute to Gay Veterans: Understanding the Military Mind After DADT

Documentary photographer Vincent Cianni spent three years to gather a spectrum of stories of gay men and women who served their country

Supreme Court Puts Kansas Marriage Equality on Hold
November 11 2014 2:00 PM ET

Supreme Court Puts Kansas Marriage Equality on Hold

Sunnivie Brydum

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has granted a temporary stay on a federal court ruling that had ordered Kansas to embrace marriage equality beginning today.

November 11 2014 12:34 PM ET

Sam Smith, Ellen Page, Zachary Quinto & Samira Wiley On Out100 Covers

It's the 20th anniversary of the iconic magazine portfolio featuring the most compelling LGBT of the year.

Interview with Steve Snyder Hill, Author of Soldier of Change
November 11 2014 5:00 AM ET

Stephen Snyder-Hill: A Soldier for Change

Matt Baume

Three years ago, he was booed at a Republican debate. Now he has a new book about the experience.