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.
Air Force Promotes Highest Ranking Gay Officer
June 09 2013 2:06 PM ET

Air Force Promotes Highest Ranking Gay Officer

Michelle Garcia

Air Force Major General Patricia Rose was promoted in a small ceremony on May 31.

Prince Harry Saved Fellow Soldier From Antigay Attack
June 09 2013 1:45 PM ET

Prince Harry Saved Fellow Soldier From Antigay Attack

Michelle Garcia

A gay soldier describes his life in the military, including the time he spent working alongside Prince Harry.

Marriage Equality Advocate Told Not To Speak at Graduation
June 08 2013 1:36 PM ET

Marriage Equality Advocate Told Not To Speak at Graduation

Michelle Garcia

Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady was told his invitation to speak at his alma mater, a local Catholic high school, was rescinded because of his marriage equality activism.

Rep. Says Military Should Repeal DADT's Dishonorable Discharges
June 08 2013 12:55 PM ET

Rep. Says Military Should Repeal DADT's Dishonorable Discharges

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Steve Israel called the practice a 'longtime injustice that needs to be righted.'

Antigay Pol Announces Run for Bachmann's Seat
June 07 2013 10:39 PM ET

Antigay Pol Announces Run for Bachmann's Seat

Trudy Ring

Tom Emmer has views as staunchly anti-LGBT as Michele Bachmann's.

WATCH: Retired Navy SEAL Talks Positive, Negative Reaction to Transition
June 07 2013 8:31 PM ET

WATCH: Retired Navy SEAL Talks Positive, Negative Reaction to Transition

Trudy Ring

Kristin Beck, who revealed her gender transition in a just-published memoir, gave a wide-ranging interview to Anderson Cooper.

Military Moves to Implement Partner Benefits
June 07 2013 6:08 PM ET

Military Moves to Implement Partner Benefits

Trudy Ring

ID cards are expected to be available to same-sex spouses September 1, entitling them to a range of benefits.

Colo. Bakery That Refused Gay Couple's Business Faces Legal Complaint
June 07 2013 5:02 PM ET

Colo. Bakery That Refused Gay Couple's Business Faces Legal Complaint

Trudy Ring

The Colorado Attorney General's office has filed a complaint against the shop that refused to make a gay couple's wedding cake.

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