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.
Op-ed: Accepting My Partner's Gender Transformation
July 18 2014 6:14 AM ET

Op-ed: Accepting My Partner's Gender Transformation

Georgia Kolias

After her partner of 17 years began transitioning to male, a lesbian explains what keeps them together no matter life's changes.

Backyard Slights Are Pulling Us Down
July 18 2014 4:01 AM ET

Backyard Slights Are Pulling Us Down

Scout

Microaggressions are those barely-there slights, they’re the many tiny slights that grate across our days.

Editor's Letter: Excising That Word
July 18 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Excising That Word

Matthew Breen

Two words have been conflated with trans identities, and those words have hijacked much of the discourse.

Can This Gay Republican Win a House Seat?
July 17 2014 8:31 PM ET

Can This Gay Republican Win a House Seat?

Daniel Reynolds

Carl DeMaio, who won the Republican primary in California's 52nd district, has a shot of becoming the first GOP congressman who's been out from the get-go.

First Miss. Mayor Announces Support for Marriage Equality
July 17 2014 7:21 PM ET

First Miss. Mayor Announces Support for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

David Garcia, mayor of the Gulf Coast city of Waveland, takes a stand for equal marriage rights.

Straight People Cheating? It's Our Fault
July 17 2014 5:49 PM ET

Straight People Cheating? It's Our Fault

Trudy Ring

In seeking equal marriage rights, we're undermining monogamy, claims a conservative columnist.

Labor Group Chooses LGBT Inclusion Over Catholic Grant Money
July 17 2014 4:42 PM ET July 17 2014 5:57 PM ET

Labor Group Chooses LGBTs Over Catholic Grant

Sunnivie Brydum

A Catholic charity demanded that Voz Workers' Rights Education Project reject its association with a group that supports marriage equality or lose its funding. Voz chose the latter.

European Court: Country Can Require Trans People to Get Divorced
July 17 2014 2:50 PM ET

Court: Country Can Require Trans People to Divorce

Parker Marie Molloy

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Wednesday that countries which require married trans people to divorce prior to legally updating their gender are not in violation of the European human rights statutes.

Florida Judge Rules Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
July 17 2014 2:12 PM ET

Florida Judge Rules Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Michelle Garcia

A county judge in Florida has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is in violation of the constitution.

Husband and Wife to Share Role in Trans Opera
July 17 2014 1:53 PM ET

Husband and Wife to Share Role in Trans Opera

Brandon Voss

American Opera Projects will stage the world premiere of As One, a chamber opera with two voices singing the role of a transgender protagonist.

Working While Trans
July 17 2014 4:00 AM ET

Working While Trans

Rebecca Juro

When you're ready to affirm your true gender but the job market is not.

Second Baltimore Trans Woman Found Murdered Since June
July 16 2014 7:46 PM ET

Second Baltimore Trans Woman Found Murdered Since June

Parker Marie Molloy

Since April 2013, three transgender women have been murdered in Baltimore, in crimes that bear some similarities to one another.

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