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 Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban

Gay Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban

State senator Adam Ebbin introduced legislation that would repeal Virginia's constitutional prohibition on marriage equality.

Antigay Oregon Group Offends With 'Neo-Nazi' Analogy

Antigay Oregon Group Offends With 'Neo-Nazi' Analogy

Jewish leaders objected strongly to a comparison between gay couples and neo-Nazis used by a leader of an anti-marriage equality group.

1978 Report: Murder And Mourning in San Francisco

1978 Report: Murder & Mourning in San Francisco

On the 35th anniversary of Harvey Milk's death, The Advocate reprints its report of the days and events that followed.

Alec Baldwin Blames 'Fundamentalist' Gays For Killing His Show

Alec Baldwin Blames 'Fundamentalist' Gays for Killing His Show

'The fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy … they killed my show,' Baldwin claims.

Federal Judges: Domestic Partners Should Be Considered Married in Non-Marriage Equality States

Court: Domestic Partners Should Be Considered Married

The administrative decision goes against some existing case law regarding the legal status of same-sex partners who are not married.

Cheney Feud Over Marriage Equality Staged for Public?

Cheney Feud Over Marriage Equality Staged for Public?

It's not out of the question, says leading equality foe Maggie Gallagher, who also used a recent radio appearance to assert once again that same-sex marriage is 'going to hurt a lot of children.'

Alec Baldwin, MSNBC Part Ways

Alec Baldwin, MSNBC Part Ways

After another homophobic dust-up, MSNBC host Alec Baldwin's show Up Late has been canceled.

What Is Chelsea Manning Thankful For?

What Is Chelsea Manning Thankful For?

Transgender army private and Wikileaks informant Chelsea Manning, explains what she's thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Terminally Ill Woman and Partner First to Marry Under Ill. Law

Terminally Ill Woman and Partner First to Marry Under Ill. Law

A judge Monday ordered the immediate issuance of a marriage license to Vernita Gray, who has cancer, and partner Patricia Ewert.

Progressives Lash Out Against Air Force Academy's 'Ex-Gay' Counselor

Progressives Blast Air Force Academy's 'Ex-Gay' Counselor

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation reveals a new billboard to call out the U.S. Air Force Academy's hiring an advocate of 'ex-gay therapy' to lead its mandatory cadet counseling program.

Queer Kiss-In at Brooklyn Ikea in Response to Russia Mag

In response to Ikea's censorship, a group staged a same-sex love demo

Right-Wing Activists 'Unlikely' to Qualify Calif. Trans Student Law for Repeal

Right-Wing Activists 'Unlikely' to Qualify Calif. Trans Student Law for Repeal

Initial projections indicate that right-wing activists did not secure enough signatories to place California's School Success and Opportunity Act on the chopping block in next year's election.

GLAAD Announces Sarah Kate Ellis as President

GLAAD Announces Sarah Kate Ellis as President

The media advocacy organization has chosen media executive Sarah Kate Ellis to serve as its new president and CEO.

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