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.
Marriage Equality Recognized in Six More States By Federal Government

Fed. Gov't Recognizes Marriage Equality in 6 New States

Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, Wyoming, and West Virginia join the states where same-sex marriage is recognized by the federal government.

Michigan: GOP Candidate With Felony-Fetish Arrests Warns Against 'Homosexual Agenda'

Michigan: GOP Candidate With Felony-Fetish Arrests Warns Against 'Homosexual Agenda'

Jordan Haskins, who is running for state office in Michigan, says Christians should leave the state if discrimination protection is granted to the LGBT community.

Op-ed: Divided We Fall

Op-ed: Divided We Fall

Finding common ground with a gun-loving guy in a pickup truck at 3 in the morning.

Op-ed: 22 Reasons Queer History Is Important

Op-ed: 22 Reasons Queer History Is Important

Here are just a few of the reasons we need LGBT history taught in our schools and remembered in our daily lives.

WATCH: Brian Brown Admits 'Of Course We Would Go to Russia'
October 16 2014 7:52 PM ET

WATCH: Brian Brown Admits 'Of Course' We'd 'Go to Russia'

Want to know how to make Brian Brown squirm? Ask him about what he's been up to in Putin's Russia.

25 Senators Urge Obama to Stand Up for LGBT Rights Worldwide

25 Senators Urge Obama to Stand Up for LGBT Rights Worldwide

Senators are pressuring President Obama to step up and appoint a special envoy for LGBT rights to the U.S. Department of State to protect LGBT people internationally.

Gay Is Good: The Letters of Franklin Kameny

Gay Is Good: The Letters of Franklin Kameny

The activism of Frank Kameny is brought to vivid life by a new book of his forthright, forward-thinking letters, proving the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.

Op-ed: Remember the Troops Who Fought for Marriage Equality

Op-ed: Remember the Troops Who Fought for Marriage Equality

LGBT service members were on the front lines of the battle for same-sex marriage. Let's not forget them in the fight going forward.

Alaska Asks Federal Judge for Stay on Same-Sex Marriage

Alaska Asks Federal Judge for Stay on Same-Sex Marriage

The request followed a statement by Alaska's governor, who vowed to defend the marriage ban.

Op-ed: Yes, the Philly Attack Was a Hate Crime

Op-ed: Yes, the Philly Attack Was a Hate Crime

We must fight for fully inclusive hate-crimes laws in Pennsylvania and beyond, says Rep. Brian Sims.

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