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: Dear 'Anonymous' Wellesley Trans Man, Excluding Trans Women Isn't Really About 'Safety'
November 10 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Excluding Trans Women at Wellesley Isn't About 'Safety'

Tim Chevalier

A trans male Wellesley alum breaks down why the claim that keeping trans women out of colleges is really rooted in "purity" myths and misogyny.

Pope Francis Looks to U.S. Leaders on Marriage, Demotes Antigay Cardinal
November 09 2014 2:17 PM ET

Pope Francis Looks to U.S. Leaders on Marriage, Demotes Antigay Cardinal

Michelle Garcia

The Vatican prepares for a busy week.

WATCH: Why Rachel Maddow Is Today's Edward R. Murrow
November 09 2014 1:24 PM ET

WATCH: Why Rachel Maddow Is Today's Edward R. Murrow

Dawn Ennis

In explaining why the Supreme Court will weigh in on marriage equality, Maddow enlightens her audience as the iconic mid-century broadcaster did his.

Little Girl Barks Back At Bible-Thumping Street Preacher
November 08 2014 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: Little Girl Barks Back At Bible-Thumping Street Preacher

Michelle Garcia

A Halloween street preacher in Salem, Massachusetts met his match.

Out Republican DeMaio Officially Loses Tight Bid for House
November 08 2014 12:49 PM ET

Out Republican Officially Loses Tight Bid for House

Michelle Garcia

Provisional and absentee ballots cast for California's 52nd district put Rep. Scott Peters over the top to keep his seat.

The 10 Most Important Quotes From Yesterday's Sixth Circuit Bombshell
November 08 2014 7:00 AM ET

10 Most Important Quotes From Sixth Circuit's Bombshell

Matt Baume

The Sixth Circuit has essentially dared the Supreme Court to take up a marriage case.

Ohio: LGBT Leaders, Politicians Call for Justice After Transgender Hate Crime
November 07 2014 3:39 PM ET

Ohio: LGBT Leaders, Politicians Call for Justice After Transgender Hate Crime

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A leading transgender activist's brutal attack in Toledo, Ohio has drawn local and national attention.

Judge Blocks Houston Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses, City Fights Back
November 07 2014 3:30 PM ET

Judge Blocks Houston Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses, City Fights Back

Trudy Ring

Houston officials will appeal a judge's order blocking the city from offering benefits to employees' same-sex spouses.

November 07 2014 3:26 PM ET

Pussy Riot On Protest, Prison, and Putin

Members of the Russian punk protest band joined Klaus Biesenbach for a conversation about Putin, government oppression, and keeping their protests creative

Missouri Marriage Ban Struck Down Again
November 07 2014 11:56 AM ET

Missouri Marriage Ban Struck Down Again

Sunnivie Brydum

For the second time this week, Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage has been ruled unconstitutional — this time by a federal judge.

November 07 2014 8:54 AM ET

Latvia's Foreign Minister Tweets: 'I Am Gay'

In a country where LGBT rights have far to go, a key government figure publicly embraces his sexual orientation.

Op-ed: Why Are The Advocate's Commenters So Transphobic?
November 07 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Are The Advocate's Commenters So Transphobic?

Autumn Sandeen

Antitrans vitriol posted in response to The Advocate's coverage of transgender issues is symptomatic of broader divisions in the LGBT population.

Op-ed: Walking My Dad Down the Aisle
November 07 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Walking My Dad Down the Aisle

Emma Meents

A young woman recounts the day her dads tied the knot.

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