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.
Rick Perry Compares Supporting Scouts' Gay Ban to Opposing Slavery
May 06 2013 12:12 PM ET

Why Did Rick Perry Compare Scouts' Gay Ban to Slavery?

Neal Broverman

The Texas governor didn't exactly score a home run when it came to arguing his point.

Group of LGBT Catholics and Supporters Threatened With Arrest at N.Y. Cathedral
May 06 2013 7:34 AM ET

LGBT Catholics Told Not to Enter Cathedral or Face Arrest

Trudy Ring

The group tried to enter with deliberately soiled hands, a response to the New York archbishop's recent statement that LGBT worshippers were welcome if they washed their hands.

Catholic Leaders Denounce R.I. Marriage Equality Law
May 06 2013 7:15 AM ET

Catholic Leaders Denounce R.I. Marriage Equality Law

Trudy Ring

Members of the Catholic hierarchy nationwide are objecting to the measure, which became law last week.

WATCH: Gay U.K. Politician Denies Rape Allegations
May 05 2013 6:20 PM ET

WATCH: Gay U.K. Politician Denies Rape Allegations

Trudy Ring

House of Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans says the accusations are 'completely false.'

WATCH: Howard Kurtz on His Erroneous Jason Collins Column
May 05 2013 2:04 PM ET

WATCH: Howard Kurtz on His Erroneous Jason Collins Column

Trudy Ring

Kurtz admits he made a 'sloppy and inexcusable' mistake in claiming Collins hadn't been forthcoming about his engagement to a woman.

Mariela Castro Points to Progress on LGBT Rights in Cuba
May 05 2013 12:40 PM ET

Mariela Castro Points to Progress on LGBT Rights in Cuba

Trudy Ring

At the Equality Forum in Philadelphia, she emphasized the work she and others are doing to improve conditions for LGBT people in the nation.

HRC Critiques Obama Over Lack of LGBT Cabinet Member
May 04 2013 1:21 PM ET

Should Obama Have Picked an LGBT Cabinet Member?

Trudy Ring

"On this issue this president has fallen far short," a staffer for the Human Rights Campaign says.

Obama Endorses LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform
May 04 2013 1:01 PM ET

Obama Endorses LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform

Trudy Ring

Obama would like to see the bill include a provision for same-sex partners, but lack of it will not be a deal-breaker, he said Friday.

Smith College Takes First Step in Changing Trans Policy
May 03 2013 2:05 PM ET

Smith College Takes First Step in Changing Trans Policy

Neal Broverman

The Massachusetts women's university will establish a committee on transgender students.

Gay French Mayor Sent Bullets After Interview
May 03 2013 12:30 PM ET

Gay French Mayor Sent Bullets After Interview

Jase Peeples

Shortly after he gave an interview revealing plans to marry his partner, Thierry Speitel received bullets in the mail.

The Legacy of the World's First Out Lesbian Prime Minister
May 03 2013 7:00 AM ET

The Legacy of World's First Out Lesbian Prime Minister

Trudy Ring

Iceland's Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir leaves office after breaking a path for other LGBT politicians and making efforts to improve her nation's economy.

Daily Beast Retracts Jason Collins Column, Howard Kurtz Leaves
May 02 2013 7:42 PM ET

Daily Beast Retracts Jason Collins Column, Howard Kurtz Leaves

Sunnivie Brydum

Media critic Howard Kurtz has left his position as Washington bureau chief for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

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