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.
Bill Clinton Calls for ENDA, Immigration Reform at LA GLAAD Awards
April 21 2013 1:40 PM ET

Bill Clinton Calls for ENDA at GLAAD Awards

Neal Broverman

The 42nd president laments DOMA, and then is heckled for it, before receiving the Advocate for Change Award from daughter Chelsea.

New Zealand Parliament Breaks Into Song After Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
April 20 2013 5:46 PM ET

WATCH: New Zealand Parliament Breaks Into Song After Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Jase Peeples

Legislators began singing the Maori love song 'Pokarekare Ana' moments after the nation's Parliament voted in favor of marriage equality.

LGBT Antidiscrimination Bill Fails in Pocatello, Idaho
April 20 2013 3:16 PM ET

LGBT Antidiscrimination Bill Fails in Pocatello, Idaho

Jase Peeples

A proposed new ordinance designed to protect the LGBT community in Pocatello, Idaho from discrimination in housing, accommodations, and employment was rejected by the City Council on April 18.

April 19 2013 10:06 PM ET

WATCH: 2 Drunk Girls Talk Gay Marriage

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Meet Kaitlin and Laura, YouTube funny ladies who attempt to share their opinions on gay marriage after drinking a big bottle of tequila.

WATCH: Most Homoerotic Anti-Gay Protest Ever?
April 19 2013 6:36 PM ET

WATCH: Most Homoerotic Anti-Gay Protest Ever?

The call themselves Les Hommen, a French action group against marriage equality, yet they like to strip down, wear masks, even gag themselves and have protested Toulouse, Nice, Paris, Versailles and e

WATCH: N.Z. Pol: Marriage Equality Won't Cause Skin Rashes or Toads in Your Bed
April 19 2013 4:00 PM ET

WATCH: N.Z. Pol: Marriage Equality Won't Cause Skin Rashes or Toads in Your Bed

Trudy Ring

Maurice Williamson's supportive, hilarious speech has made him an Internet star.

WATCH: Man Proposes to His Boyfriend With Creative Video
April 19 2013 2:57 PM ET

WATCH: Man Proposes to His Boyfriend With Creative Video

Jase Peeples

When Dave decided to ask Michael to marry him, he cleverly popped the question without saying a word.

Gay Man Confirmed as Air Force Undersecretary
April 19 2013 2:37 PM ET

Gay Man Confirmed as Air Force Undersecretary

Trudy Ring

Eric Fanning now holds the second-highest civilian position in the Air Force.

WATCH: Montana Sodomy Repeal Signed Into Law
April 19 2013 2:10 PM ET

WATCH: Montana Sodomy Repeal Signed Into Law

Trudy Ring

Gay couples will no longer have to say, 'Not tonight, dear, it's a felony,' one activist quips.

April 19 2013 9:54 AM ET

He's The Reason Boston's Shut Down Today

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains on the loose.

Focus on the Family's 'Ex-Gay' Figurehead Denounces His Past
April 18 2013 3:47 PM ET

Focus on the Family's 'Ex-Gay' Figurehead Denounces His Past

Lucas Grindley

The man who was once the face of what it means to be "ex-gay" has renounced all reparative therapy.

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