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.
S.C. Gov OK's Measure Penalizing Schools for LGBT Curricula
June 17 2014 4:30 AM ET

S.C. Gov OK's Penalizing Schools for LGBT Curricula

Trudy Ring

The state budget requires two colleges to make up for having put LGBT-themed books on student reading lists by teaching about the nation's founding documents.

Antitrans Doctor Resurfaces in WSJ Op-Ed
June 16 2014 6:29 PM ET

Antitrans Doctor Resurfaces in WSJ Op-Ed

Rebecca Juro

Widely discredited gender theorist Paul McHugh tries once more to sell his antitransgender beliefs.

Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Clears N.Y. State Assembly
June 16 2014 5:26 PM ET

Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Clears Hurdle in N.Y.

Daniel Reynolds

If approved by the State Senate, the ban would prevent health care professionals from attempting to change the sexual orientation of minors.

Pelosi Urges S.F. Archbishop to Skip March for Marriage
June 16 2014 5:18 PM ET

Pelosi Urges S.F. Archbishop to Skip March for Marriage

Trudy Ring

Nancy Pelosi joins the chorus calling on the archbishop to skip the antigay event; other Catholic leaders are facing pressure too.

PHOTOS: Portland's First Official Trans Pride March
June 16 2014 2:53 PM ET

PHOTOS: Portland's First Official Trans Pride March

A landmark event for Portland Pride, this year the Trans Pride March was an official event included in the weekend's program. Check out David Robinson's photos from the march.

BREAKING: Obama To Sign Executive Order To Protect LGBT Federal Contractors
June 16 2014 12:27 PM ET June 16 2014 3:57 PM ET

Obama To Order Protection for Contractors

Michelle Garcia

The president's executive order would protect LGBT federal contractors and could have immediate implications for companies like ExxonMobil.

PHOTOS: Meet The Parents — On The Frontline of Marriage Equality Fight
June 16 2014 7:00 AM ET

Meet The Parents — On The Frontline for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Parents involved in marriage equality suits show what's at stake for their children.

Trans Dads Talk About Father's Day
June 15 2014 8:45 PM ET

Trans Dads Talk About Father's Day

Mitch Kellaway

Four fathers, four stories.

Mystery Surrounds Death of Young Trans Activist in Calif.
June 15 2014 5:16 PM ET

Mystery Surrounds Death of Young Trans Activist in Calif.

Neal Broverman

The body of 28-year-old Zoraida "Ale" Reyes was recently found behind a Dairy Queen in the shadow of Disneyland.

Op-ed: Happy Father's Day From the Daughter You Didn't Know You Had
June 15 2014 6:34 AM ET

Op-ed: Happy Father's Day From Your New Daughter

Parker Marie Molloy

Sitting in front of my computer that November day, I wrote the most important email of my life: an introduction between father and daughter.

WATCH: A Trans Dad on Telling His Kids About Gender
June 14 2014 12:51 PM ET

WATCH: A Trans Dad on Telling His Kids About Gender

Neal Broverman

Willy Wilkinson says his children see him as a "transformer."

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