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: Kentucky Husband and Wife, Both Trans, Discuss His Pregnancies
August 08 2014 9:25 PM ET

WATCH: Kentucky Husband and Wife, Both Trans, Discuss His Pregnancies

Mitch Kellaway

Nick and Bianca Bowser talk about how their trans identities have shaped their family, including the birth of their two young sons.

Tenn.'s 'Don't Say Gay' Lawmaker Loses Primary
August 08 2014 8:02 PM ET

Tenn.'s 'Don't Say Gay' Lawmaker Loses Primary

Trudy Ring

State senator Stacey Campfield, who had become an embarrassment to the Republican Party with his extremely antigay views, went down to defeat Thursday.

Scott Lively: 'Not Unhappy' Uganda's Antigay Law Struck Down
August 08 2014 3:30 PM ET

Scott Lively: 'Not Unhappy' Uganda's Antigay Law Struck Down

Trudy Ring

The decision shows Ugandans are not his 'puppets,' says the antigay minister, who is being sued for spreading homophobia in the nation.

NOM Aims Low on Boycott of Target Over Support for Marriage Equality
August 08 2014 3:03 PM ET

NOM Aims Low on Boycott of Target Over Support for Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

Target announced it will support marriage equality in a friend of the court brief, and NOM is taking action — however slight.

Church Cancels Man's Funeral Because He Was Gay
August 08 2014 1:59 PM ET

Church Cancels Man's Funeral Because He Was Gay

Michelle Garcia

The man's family was forced to move his funeral with 24 hours notice after officials at the church hosting the event realized he was gay.

Op-ed: Why Antigone Rising and the Head of GLAAD Won't Be at Michfest
August 08 2014 7:05 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Antigone Rising and GLAAD's Leader Skip Michfest

Sarah Kate Ellis and Kristen Henderson

While transgender women become increasingly visible, there is one place where the promise of shared womanhood does not include them.

WATCH: Does Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Love Tony Perkins?
August 07 2014 6:25 PM ET

WATCH: Does Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Love Tony Perkins?

Rebecca Juro

In the past two years, Kelly has featured the noted homophobe more than all other Fox News hosts combined.

Colorado Gay Bar Told It Violated Civil Rights Law By Turning Away Man in Drag
August 07 2014 4:55 PM ET

Gay Bar Violated State Law By Turning Away Man in Drag

Parker Marie Molloy

Nearly a year after being refused entrance to a popular Denver gay bar, a state regulatory agency has ruled in favor of 27-year-old Vito Marzano.

Bay Area Councilwoman Seeks Reelection Despite Relentless Antigay Attacks
August 07 2014 4:00 PM ET

Bay Area Councilwoman Endures Despite Relentless Antigay Attacks

Daniel Reynolds

The vice mayor of Richmond, Calif. fields weekly verbal attacks due to her sexual orientation and race, but carries on in public service.

Antigay Activist: Ebola Could Wipe Out LGBT People
August 07 2014 2:51 PM ET

Antigay Activist: Ebola Could Wipe Out LGBT People

Trudy Ring

First Rick Wiles speculated about President Obama intentionally spreading the virus; then he said Ebola 'could solve America's problems.'

Man Caught In Homophobic Rant on Video, Claims 'Religious Principles'
August 07 2014 12:26 PM ET

Antigay Rant Caught on Video, Man Claims 'Religious Principles'

Michelle Garcia

A man unabashedly calls a gay man a slur, cites Leviticus, and says he will pray for him in the parking lot of a restaurant.

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