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.
Bill O'Reilly on Boy in Makeup: 'He Has to Look Like a Man!'
September 11 2014 12:31 PM ET

Bill O'Reilly on Boy in Makeup: 'He Has to Look Like a Man!'

Rebecca Juro

The conservative talker defends the South Carolina DMV's demand that a boy remove makeup before having his driver's license picture taken.

Amazon's 'Transparent' is Great Television in Transition
September 11 2014 11:00 AM ET

Amazon's Transparent Is Great Television in Transition

Diane Anderson-Minshall

It’s wonderful to watch Jeffrey Tambor explore his female side and creator Jill Soloway plot television revolution, but for many viewers, Transparent will just be a damn good, dark family comedy

WATCH: TransTech Offers Employment Solutions for Aspiring Transgender Coders
September 11 2014 6:07 AM ET

WATCH: TransTech Offers Solutions for Aspiring Trans Coders

Mitch Kellaway

'It is my mission to make TransTech the Apple of the nonprofit industry,' says Angelica Ross, transgender entrepreneur and founder of the new job-training nonprofit.

Op-ed: Some Advice for Chad Griffin
September 11 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Some Advice for Chad Griffin

Donna Rose

In 2007 Donna Rose left HRC due to its its support of a noninclusive ENDA. Today, she sees Chad Griffin's recent speech as step in the right direction toward trans equality.

Op-ed: Who Pops the Question — Top or Bottom?
September 11 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Who Pops the Question — Top or Bottom?

Frank Lowe

Gay couples have the freedom to reject gender roles, notes our correspondent.

U.S. Supreme Court Will Consider Taking Five Marriage Cases This Year
September 10 2014 5:11 PM ET

Supreme Court to Consider Five Marriage Cases 

Michelle Garcia

The court will decide whether to hear the cases around marriage bans in Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin.

WATCH: Ore. Republican's Campaign Ad Makes Gay History
September 10 2014 3:58 PM ET

WATCH: This Ore. Republican Just Made Gay Ad History

Sunnivie Brydum

The first congressional candidate to feature a same-sex couple in her campaign might surprise you — because she's a Republican.

House Committee Won't Extend Spousal Benefits to Gay Vets
September 10 2014 3:40 PM ET

House Committee Won't Extend Spousal Benefits to Gay Vets

Trudy Ring

The legislation would have allowed veterans' same-sex spouses access to benefits, even if they do not live in a marriage equality state.

STUDY: Voter ID Laws in 10 States May Disenfranchise Transgender Citizens
September 10 2014 2:32 PM ET

STUDY: Voter ID Laws May Disenfranchise Trans Citizens This November

Mitch Kellaway

This November, thousands of trans people in ten Southern and Midwestern U.S. states will face strict photo ID laws that may bar them from voting.

Healey, Kerrigan Win Statewide Primary Bids in Massachusetts
September 10 2014 2:23 PM ET

Healey, Kerrigan Win Statewide Primary Bids in Massachusetts

Michelle Garcia

Two out candidates vying for statewide seats won their primary challenges Tuesday night.

WATCH: Toronto School Board Member Tongue-Tied Over Transphobic Tweets
September 10 2014 2:14 PM ET

School Board Member Tongue-Tied Over Transphobic Tweets

Mitch Kellaway

A Toronto School Board member was struck dumb when a local reporter asked him about his tweets claiming he 'reserved the right' to believe that trans people don't exist and may or may not be mentally ill.

Ninth Circuit Judges Hint at Favorable Ruling Coming Soon
September 10 2014 12:02 PM ET

Ninth Circuit Judges Hint at Favorable Ruling Coming Soon

Matt Baume

Judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals appeared sympathetic to those challenging marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada.

PHOTOS: Historic, Histrionic Sisters
September 10 2014 8:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Historic, Histrionic Sisters

Christopher Harrity

Greg Day and Mark Harvey show the theatrical, ecclesiastical side of activism with their historic images of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in a new exhibit.

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