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.
Israeli Police Officers Arrested Following Attack on Transgender Woman

Israeli Police Officers Arrested in Transgender Attack

A transgender woman was attacked Saturday morning by a group of men, and the suspects include off-duty members of Israel's Border Police.

Supreme Court Orders Marriages to Stop in Utah
January 07 2014 12:10 PM ET

U.S. Supreme Court Stops Marriages in Utah

Nearly 1,000 couples have already married, but now the Supreme Court has stepped in to stop any further ones.

ENDA: 5 Lessons in How The Movement Works

ENDA: 5 Lessons in How The Movement Works

Passage in the Senate was unprecedented, and it signaled much about what still matters in our politics.

Antigay Utahans Propose Uprising Against Marriage

Antigay Utahans Propose Uprising Against Marriage

One group says county clerks should be protected by sheriffs if they choose to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Should Hypocritical Politicians Be Outed? Gay Journo Says Yes

Should Hypocritical Politicians Be Outed? Gay Journo Says Yes

Reporter Itay Hod says he's sick of media outlets' fear of outing hypocritical politicians.

Year in Review: 10 Important Transgender Moments of 2013

Top Transgender Moments of 2013

Last year could go down in the books as a turning point in the fight for transgender rights and acceptance, with key legislative, visibility, and judicial victories.

Cofounder of Gay-Affirming Catholic Group Dies at 76

Cofounder of Gay-Affirming Catholic Group Dies at 76

Father Robert Nugent helped found New Ways Ministry, which advocates for LGBT equality in the church and society.

WATCH: Gay Couple's Wedding Pops Up in 'Bert and Ernie' Book

WATCH: Gay Couple's Wedding Pops Up in 'Bert and Ernie' Book

A woman made a special version of the book with her gay brother's wedding photos.

Anti-LGBT Activist Links Trans People to Satan, Calls Robin Roberts 'Tragic'

Anti-LGBT Activist Links Trans People to Satan

Peter LaBarbera, head of the anti-LGBT Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, sounds off on Robin Roberts, President Obama, and transgender people in a new interview.

Staffers for Former Utah Attorney General Caught Sending Transphobic Emails

Utah Ex-AG's Staffers Caught Sending Transphobic Emails

An ongoing investigation of former Utah attorney general John Swallow has netted an unexpected discovery regarding transphobia within the 2012 Swallow reelection campaign.

Mormon 'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down, Absorbed by Other Organization

Mormon 'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down

Evergreen International, which advocated 'ex-gay' therapy, is folded into North Star, a support group that takes no stand on the practice. But does this mean a more accepting approach?

Houston Mayor Annise Parker Pushes LGBT-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Houston Mayor Annise Parker Pushes LGBT-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

In her third inaugural address, Parker called for LGBT protections to be added to Houston's nondiscrimination ordinance.

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