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.
May 16 2013 11:40 AM ET

Boy George Says David Cameron Screwed Up

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Harry Reid Cites Lesbian Niece in New Call for ENDA
May 16 2013 11:25 AM ET

Harry Reid Cites Lesbian Niece in New Call for ENDA

Lucas Grindley

The majority leader told reporters that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has "a chance" of getting a vote in the Senate this year.

Transphobic, Antigay Bills Creep Into Texas Senate
May 15 2013 8:04 PM ET

Transphobic, Antigay Bills Creep Into Texas Senate

Sunnivie Brydum

At the end of the legislative session, Republican lawmakers in Texas are trying to quietly pass bills that activists say are transphobic and antigay.

Nevada Gov Primed to Sign Trans-Inclusive Hate Crime Bill
May 15 2013 5:42 PM ET

Nevada Gov Primed to Sign Trans-Inclusive Hate Crime Bill

Michelle Garcia

The Nevada assembly passed legislation Tuesday to address hate crimes against transgender people.

May 15 2013 5:37 PM ET

Jim Kolbe's Getting Married

Former GOP Congressman who voted for DOMA is now marrying his male partner.

Polls Show Pro-Equality Majorities in Mich., Ariz., and Va.
May 15 2013 4:56 PM ET

Polls Show Marriage Support in 3 Surprising States

Sunnivie Brydum

All three states currently have constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage.

WATCH: Today's Tearjerker Featuring Binational Couple With 'Missing Husband'
May 15 2013 4:31 PM ET

WATCH: Today's Tearjerker Featuring Binational Couple With 'Missing Husband'

David Artavia

Jason and David fell in love seven years ago but have been separated 17 times thanks to DOMA.

WATCH: Minnesota Governor on How His State Made History
May 15 2013 3:09 PM ET

WATCH: Minnesota Governor on How His State Made History

Sunnivie Brydum

Gov. Mark Dayton appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to reflect on how Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

May for Marriage: Reasons to Remember This Month
May 15 2013 2:31 PM ET

May for Marriage: A Big Reason to Remember This Month

Sunnivie Brydum

Marriage equality is gaining unprecedented momentum, and now more than 2 million LGBT Americans can marry the person they love.

May 15 2013 2:31 PM ET

A Fabulous Gay Wedding on Two Continents

Christopher Hibma and Harrison Thompson celebrated in South Africa and New York City.

May 15 2013 1:58 PM ET

Hot Snaps Of Govs Signing Off On Gay Marriage

There's nothing like a marriage equality money shot.

May 15 2013 1:57 PM ET

A Look at Trans Immigrant Community in Queens, NY

Transgender immigrants flock to Jackson Heights in pursuit of a dream. Prostitution, drugs, and violence trap the unwary.

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