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.
WATCH: Today Show Musical Coming, With Regis and Kathie Lee
August 04 2014 3:08 PM ET

WATCH: Today Show Musical Coming, With Regis and Kathie Lee

Rebecca Juro

The musical, a collaboration between Kathie Lee Gifford and gay composer David Friedman, will feature the Today cast and crew, plus special guest Regis Philbin.

Ohio Hospital Withholds Medical Records From Lesbian Widow
August 04 2014 2:57 PM ET

Ohio Hospital Withholds Medical Records From Lesbian Widow

Daniel Reynolds

An Ohio widow is fighting for the right to access the medical records of her late partner, who died of cancer earlier this year.

PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador Gets Married in Country Where It Isn't Legal
August 04 2014 11:55 AM ET

U.S. Ambassador Gets Married in Country Where It's Illegal

Lucas Grindley

The ambassador announced his marriage, with a ceremony taking place in Austria, where it's illegal.

Op-ed: Is ENDA Just History Repeating Itself?
August 04 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Is ENDA Just History Repeating Itself?

Michael Latin

The fight for ENDA might end up looking familiar to those who lived through the Clinton administration.

WATCH: Music Director Says He Was Fired for Getting Engaged
August 03 2014 1:30 PM ET

WATCH: Music Director Says He Was Fired for Getting Engaged

Lucas Grindley

Colin Collette said he did nothing wrong and refused to resign.

WATCH: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Looks Into Future on Marriage Equality
August 02 2014 8:10 PM ET

WATCH: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Looks Into Future on Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

If you ask Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there is more to come on marriage equality.

PHOTO: Antigay Harlem Church Curses All LGBT Supporters
August 02 2014 1:15 PM ET

Antigay Harlem Church Curses All LGBT Supporters

Sunnivie Brydum

Any church or church member who supports LGBT people should be cursed with 'cancer, HIV, syphilis, stroke, madness, itch, then hell," according to the ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem.

PHOTOS: Racy, Experimental Art from the Transgender Vanguard
August 02 2014 4:01 AM ET

PHOTOS: Racy, Experimental Art From Trans Vanguard

Mitch Kellaway

11 transgender artists get sexy, weird, and wild for the August 'TRIGGER WARNING!!' show in Santa Monica, Calif.

Congressional Equality Caucus Calls for LGBT-Specific Immigration Reform
August 01 2014 6:30 PM ET August 01 2014 7:38 PM ET

LGBT Members of Congress Call for Specific Immigration Reform

Sunnivie Brydum

After activists staged a seven-hour sit-in at the offices of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, the lawmakers issued a statement in support of LGBT-specific immigration reform.

Activists Call for Release of Trans Immigration Detainee Raped in Custody
August 01 2014 5:13 PM ET

Activists Call for Release of Raped Trans Detainee

Parker Marie Molloy

A trans immigration detainee says she was raped by her male cellmate weeks after reporting that she had been verbally harassed by the man, and threatened with sexual assault.

Canadian Trans Girl: Amended Birth Certificate Is Just the Beginning
August 01 2014 4:48 PM ET

Trans Girl's Amended Birth Certificate Is Only the Beginning 

Mitch Kellaway

Among the first British Columbians to have her gender corrected on her birth certificate, Harriette Cunningham argues that there's more change yet needed.

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