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.
WATCH: John Oliver Guide To the Craziest Candidates for State Legislature

WATCH: John Oliver's Guide to Craziest Candidates

Everyone is focusing on the wrong things, says John Oliver, who somehow makes this hilarious.

Christine Quinn's Next Political Move? Equality For Women

Christine Quinn's Next Political Move? Equality For Women

New York's former City Council speaker Christine Quinn is using her experience as a lesbian and a woman in politics by leading a new party.

Christine Quinn Is Back & Wants You to Vote for the Women's Equality Party

After a disappointing defeat, the New York politician is back with a new cause to fight for: She wants you to vote for the Women's Equality Party

For Halloween, The Scariest Antigay Candidates in Next Week's Election

The Scariest Antigay Candidates in Next Week's Election

These are the scariest homophobes we could come up with for a pre-Halloween election preview.

WATCH: Colbert Destroys Dimwit Politician Who Says Gays in the Military Get Massages All Day

See What Inspired Colbert's Ruthless Takedown of Politician

Politicians can be pretty dumb, but Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert said something so out there that it inspired this ruthless takedown by Stephen Colbert.

Op-ed: The Road to Equality Must Be Journeyed Together

Op-ed: The Road to Equality Must Be Journeyed Together

Enemies of LGBTQ equality tend to also fight racial and gender equality. Activist and California State Senate candidate Sandra Fluke says history tells us how everyone can work to be equal.

WATCH: Meet the Only Out Trans Staffer on Capitol Hill

WATCH: Meet the Only Out Trans Staffer on Capitol Hill

Ben Panico brings his affinity with trans citizens to bear in his work aiding Congress's LGBT Caucus.

Does Hobby Lobby Have to Pay for My PrEP?

PrEP in a Time of Hobby Lobby

In the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, gay men may be vulnerable to employers who would attempt to block access to HIV drugs.

Op-ed: No, the South Isn't a 'New Frontier' for LGBT Rights

Op-ed: No, the South Isn't a 'New Frontier' for LGBT Rights

Framing the South as a backward, dangerous place is not only wrong but also demeaning to the LGBT people who have lived and worked decades for equality there.

Marriage Equality Recognized in Six More States By Federal Government

Fed. Gov't Recognizes Marriage Equality in 6 New States

Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, Wyoming, and West Virginia join the states where same-sex marriage is recognized by the federal government.

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