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.
Gay Russian Activist Questioned for Twitter 'Insults'
August 15 2013 2:59 PM ET

Gay Russian Activist Questioned for Twitter 'Insults'

Sunnivie Brydum

Nikolai Alexeyev responded to a government investigation charging that he insulted two Russian lawmakers on Twitter over their support of Russia's anti-LGBT laws.

WATCH: Harvey Fierstein, Dan Savage Equate Russia to 1933 Nazi Germany
August 15 2013 1:23 PM ET

WATCH: Fierstein, Savage Equate Russia to 1933 Nazi Germany

Sunnivie Brydum

The out authors and activists railed against Russia's anti-LGBT laws on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes.

Fired Gay Russian Anchor Says Don't Boycott Sochi Olympics
August 15 2013 12:20 PM ET

Fired Gay Russian Anchor Says Don't Boycott Olympics

Sunnivie Brydum

"If you want to boycott Olympic games in Russia… you want to boycott me," said Anton Krasovsky.

Is Pam's House Blend Impossible to Reproduce?
August 15 2013 5:00 AM ET

Is Pam's House Blend Impossible to Reproduce?

Sunnivie Brydum

After a decade as the loudest — and sometimes only — digital voice in the South coming from an out woman of color, Pam’s House Blend closed up shop July 1. Now it may never be replaced.

August 14 2013 7:58 PM ET

Anti-Gay Attack In NYC's Chelsea Nabe

New York City police are investigating an apparent hate crime outside a cinema in Chelsea

Prop. 8 Proponents Fail to Halt Marriage — Again
August 14 2013 7:19 PM ET

Prop. 8 Proponents Fail to Halt Marriage — Again

Michelle Garcia

One more attempt to stop gay and lesbians from marrying in California.

Group Leader Refers to Trans Advocate as a 'Lady'
August 14 2013 3:19 PM ET

Group Leader Refers to Trans Advocate as a 'Lady'

Michelle Garcia

Randy Thomasson makes an antitrans remark on the air.

Russian TV Presenter Comes Out on Air, Gets Fired
August 14 2013 2:22 PM ET

Russian TV Presenter Comes Out on Air, Gets Fired

Michelle Garcia

Anton Krasovsky came out on his government-backed cable network and was fired within hours.

August 13 2013 9:00 PM ET

Should Unsupportive Family Get Invited to Gay Weddings?

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In her latest column, "Dear Abby" advises "Newly Equal in Minnesota."

U.S. Senator Urges Countries to Hold Rainbow Flags at Sochi Olympics
August 13 2013 6:51 PM ET

U.S. Senator Urges Countries to Hold Rainbow Flags at Sochi Olympics, Calls Putin 'Bully'

Jase Peeples

Sen. Chuck Schumer believes the Sochi Games provide an excellent opportunity for countries to show support of LGBT people.

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