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.
Washington Times Devotes Section to Antigay Propaganda for NOM March
June 19 2014 3:17 PM ET

Washington Times Shills for NOM's Antigay March

Rebecca Juro

Critics say the section constitutes a violation of journalistic ethics.

Twitter, HRC Mock 'Crowd' at NOM's March for Marriage
June 19 2014 1:02 PM ET

Twitter's Best Shade on NOM's March for Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

The Human Rights Campaign joined in the fun, taking aim at the antigay organization's meagerly attended March for Marriage.

Trans Women Share Writing Summer Book Tour
June 19 2014 12:58 PM ET

Trans Women Share Writing in Summer Book Tour

Mitch Kellaway

Topside Press has organized a summer tour of groundbreaking transgender women writers visiting bookstores across the Northeast US.

PHOTOS: Trans People Show 'Who We Are, What We Have to Offer'
June 19 2014 7:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Trans People Show 'What We Have to Offer'

Mitch Kellaway

The Transcending Gender Project focuses on trans people's contributions, rather than their bodies.

Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions to Your Executive Order
June 19 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions

Heather Cronk

While the executive order announced by the Obama administration is a great step, the next hurdle is quite clear.

Can These Five Congressmen Be Convinced to Cosponsor ENDA?
June 19 2014 4:00 AM ET

Can These 5 Congressmen Be Convinced to Cosponsor ENDA?

Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia

Advocacy group Freedom to Work has a new plan to convince a majority of U.S. representatives to cosponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Make History With Lana Wachowski and Trans Rapper Katastrophe This Weekend
June 18 2014 7:56 PM ET

Make History With Lana Wachowski and Trans Rapper 

Diane Anderson-Minshall

San Francisco's famed LGBT Fresh Meat Festival will be the setting for a scene from the new Netflix series, Sense8.

WATCH: Bamby Salcedo's Moving Speech on Trans Rights
June 18 2014 4:24 PM ET

WATCH: Bamby Salcedo's Moving Speech on Trans Rights

Daniel Reynolds

The trans activist elicited laughter and tears during her acceptance speech at the 2014 West Coast Liberty Awards.

WATCH: Out Pa. Rep. Slams 'Disgusting' Opposition to Statewide ENDA
June 18 2014 3:34 PM ET

WATCH: Brian Sims Slams 'Disgusting' Opposition

Sunnivie Brydum

Pennsylvania Democrat Brian Sims calls out the one person who is keeping anti-LGBT discrimination legal in the state.

WATCH: Obama on LGBT Progress and Road Ahead
June 18 2014 3:25 PM ET

WATCH: Obama on LGBT Progress and Road Ahead

Trudy Ring

We have many reasons to celebrate this Pride Month but mustn't grow complacent, says the president.

Sailor Files Complaint: Navy Ship Staff Ignoring Pride Month
June 18 2014 2:35 PM ET

Sailor Files Complaint: Navy Ship Staff Ignoring Pride Month

Michelle Garcia

A former sailor says he has heard complaints from those serving on board the USS Carl Vinson that the ship's commanding officers have been hesitant to promote LGBT Pride Month.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Smacks Down Reparative Therapy Proponents
June 18 2014 1:47 PM ET

WATCH: Jon Stewart Smacks Down Ex-Gay Proponents

Rebecca Juro

The Comedy Central host pulls no punches on the flawed logic of the antigay right.

WATCH: Do Rob Portman's Pro-Gay Politics Make Him Unelectable?
June 18 2014 1:38 PM ET

Republican Asked If His Pro-Gay Politics Make Him Unelectable

Daniel Reynolds

The first Republican senator to endorse marriage equality notes that his position put him 'at odds' with his party.

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