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.
Nixon Calls Gays 'Enemies of Strong Societies' on Unearthed Tape
August 02 2013 3:23 PM ET

Nixon: Gays Are 'Enemies of Strong Societies'

Daniel Reynolds

President Richard Nixon talks about media's role in 'glorifying homosexuality' in an audio tape published by CNN last week.

U.S. Senator's Resolution Targets Russia's Antigay Law
August 02 2013 2:51 PM ET

U.S. Senator's Resolution Targets Russia's Antigay Law

Daniel Reynolds

Sen. Jeff Merkley will submit a resolution urging the International Olympic Committee to oppose Russia's anti-LGBT legislation.

WATCH: Former Russian Paratroopers Attack Gay Activist
August 02 2013 1:08 PM ET

WATCH: Former Russian Paratroopers Attack Gay Activist

Daniel Reynolds

A group of ex-servicemen ganged up on a lone gay activist in St. Petersburg today, before being detained by Russian riot police.

Reps Propose Homeless Youth Act With LGBT Protections
August 02 2013 12:48 PM ET

Reps Propose Homeless Youth Act With LGBT Protections

Daniel Reynolds

U.S. Reps. Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan have proposed the Runaway and Homeless Youth Inclusion Act, which provides specific protections for LGBT youth.

Trans Americans Twice As Likely to Serve in Military, Study Reveals
August 01 2013 6:45 PM ET

Trans Americans Twice as Likely to Serve in Military

Sunnivie Brydum

While transgender people are twice as likely to serve in the military as is the general population, they still face discrimination during their service and after they separate, according to the largest study to date surveying trans and gender non-conforming people.

Poll: Americans Want Supreme Court to Decide National Marriage Equality
August 01 2013 5:37 PM ET

Poll: Americans Want Supreme Court to Decide National Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

An ongoing poll from Reuters reveals that many Americans think the Supreme Court is the right place to settle the national debate on marriage equality.

August 01 2013 3:40 PM ET

Sexy Male French Protestors Send Mixed Messages

Members of French antigay activist group Les Hommen once again confound common sense by taking off their shirts, putting on matching pink shorts, climbing up a mountain, then climbing all over each ot

WATCH: New York LGBT Activists Dump Russian Vodka
August 01 2013 2:42 PM ET

WATCH: New York LGBT Activists Dump Russian Vodka

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT activists and bar owners 'poured one out' to protest Russia's antigay policies outside the Russian Embassy in New York on Wednesday.

Trans Student Delivers 6,000 Signatures Urging Gov. Brown to Sign Protections Bill
August 01 2013 2:26 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Student with 6,000 Signatures Urges Calif. Gov. to Sign Protections Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

A transgender high school junior is urging the California governor to sign a bill that would allow trans students to use the facilities that correspond with their gender identity.

Two Lesbian Couples Challenge Virginia's Marriage Equality Ban
August 01 2013 1:49 PM ET

ACLU Files Suit to End Virginia's Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Represented by the ACLU and Lambda Legal, four lesbian moms are suing the state of Virginia to recognize their marriages and families.

Meet the Man Who Brought Marriage Equality to Minnesota
August 01 2013 2:00 AM ET

Meet the Man Who Brought Marriage Equality to Minnesota

Sunnivie Brydum

Coming soon to a state near you.

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