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: How I Married 110 Same-Sex Couples
September 17 2013 4:05 AM ET

Op-ed: How I Married 110 Same-Sex Couples

Marilee Harrison

One secular celebrant's path to marrying more than 100 same-sex couples in New Mexico.

First Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Trans Rapper
September 16 2013 6:01 PM ET

First Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Trans Rapper

Sunnivie Brydum

Ashanti McAlister, 19, was found guilty of intentional homicide in the killing of 22-year-old Evon Young, a transgender rapper in Milwaukee.

WATCH: Russian Lawyer Comes Out as Trans In Protest of Anti-LGBT Laws
September 16 2013 5:18 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Lawyer Comes Out as Transgender

Sunnivie Brydum

Masha Bast, a human rights lawyer in Russia, revealed that she is transgender and spoke out against her country's violent crackdown on LGBT people.

WATCH: Gay Veterans Marry at Calif. Senior Home
September 16 2013 4:22 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Veterans Marry at Calif. Senior Home

Sunnivie Brydum

John Banvard, 95, and Gerard Nadeau, 67, were married at the Veterans Home of Chula Vista near San Diego last week.

Trans Woman Wins Landmark Settlement in S.D. Discrimination Suit
September 16 2013 2:54 PM ET

Trans Woman Wins Landmark Settlement in S.D. Discrimination Suit

Sunnivie Brydum

Cori McCreery will be awarded $50,000 and her former employer must formally apologize after she was terminated from a job when she announced her plans to transition in 2010.

Trans Women Beaten to Death in Los Angeles, Baton Rouge
September 16 2013 1:46 PM ET

Trans Women Beaten to Death in Los Angeles, Baton Rouge

Sunnivie Brydum

A 28-year-old man is in custody for the suspected murder of Melony Smith, 26, near Los Angeles last week.

WATCH: Joe Biden Says Marriage Equality Is Civil Rights 'Issue of Our Day'
September 16 2013 1:07 PM ET

WATCH: Joe Biden Says Marriage Equality Is Civil Rights 'Issue of Our Day'

Sunnivie Brydum

The vice president spoke to a supportive crowd at a fundraiser for Iowa senator Tom Harkin on Sunday.

Gay Russian Journo: 'Putin's Regime Is Acting Like a Cornered Animal'
September 16 2013 12:26 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Russian Journo Says Putin's Regime Is 'Cornered Animal'

Sunnivie Brydum

Masha Gesen, a gay journalist in Russia, continued to speak out about what she calls the Kremlin's 'gay hate campaign' in a CNN roundtable discussion last week.

Transgender Widow Turned Down for Marriage License
September 15 2013 8:55 PM ET

Transgender Widow Turned Down for Marriage License

Trudy Ring

Nikki Araguz, who has been fighting to receive death benefits after her firefighter husband died on the job, is now seeking to remarry but is having problems with Texas law again.

Nigerian Researcher: Magnetism Proves Same-Sex Marriage Unnatural
September 15 2013 8:11 PM ET

Nigerian Researcher: Magnetism Proves Same-Sex Marriage Unnatural

Trudy Ring

His bizarre claims are getting some attention in his country, one of the least accepting nations where LGBT people are concerned.

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