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: Irish Ad Looks to Inspire Youth to Say 'Yes' to Marriage Equality
November 12 2014 4:00 PM ET

WATCH: Inspiring Irish Ad Asks Youth to Vote 'Yes Equality'

Thom Senzee

Ahead of an anticipated referendum on marriage equality next May, LGBT advocates in Ireland are asking youth to register to vote by November 25, and say 'Yes Equality' next year.

Federal Judge Strikes Down South Carolina's Marriage Ban
November 12 2014 12:03 PM ET

Federal Judge Strikes Down South Carolina's Marriage Ban

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ruled South Carolina's marriage ban unconstitutional, but placed his decision on hold until November 20.

The Backstory on 'Pride'
November 12 2014 8:04 AM ET

The Backstory on Pride

Mauro Meneghelli

Jonathan Blake was one of the members of the group Lesbians and Gays Support Miners, and its story inspired the wonderful movie Pride by Matthew Warchus.

Op-ed: You May Not Realize It, But Your Right to Vote Is Being Suppressed
November 12 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, Your Vote Is Being Suppressed

Skylar Baker-Jordan

LGBT voters of all races, genders, and economic levels are meeting more roadblocks to vote than anyone would have imagined in 2014.

WATCH: Klingenschmitt Claims He'll 'Tone Down Rhetoric' as Legislator
November 11 2014 8:27 PM ET

WATCH: Klingenschmitt Claims He'll 'Tone Down Rhetoric' as Legislator

Trudy Ring

Of course, we're more than a bit skeptical. But that's what he tells talk-show host David Pakman.

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.

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