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.
Trans Teen Takes on Pa. School to Run for Homecoming King
September 09 2013 2:33 PM ET

Trans Teen Takes on Pa. School to Run for Homecoming King

Sunnivie Brydum

Richland High School senior Kasey Caron has turned to the media to pressure his high school to let him run for homecoming king.

Russian LGBT Journalist Promises to Out Closeted Lawmakers
September 09 2013 11:57 AM ET

Russia: LGBT Journo Promises to Out Closeted Lawmakers

Sunnivie Brydum

Elena Kostyuchenko is gathering information on closeted Russian lawmakers, with the intent to publish the information if those deputies vote for a proposed law that would remove children from the homes of gay and lesbian parents.

Interview: Christine Quinn on Having a Seat at the Table
September 09 2013 6:00 AM ET

Interview: Christine Quinn on Having a Seat at the Table

Robbie Imes

The out candidate for New York City mayor makes a case for LGBT votes.

September 07 2013 5:49 PM ET

There’s Going To Be A Global Kiss-In On Sunday

Over 40 cities will take part in marches, demonstrations, and kiss-ins to show solidarity with LGBT people across the world and bring awareness to issues confronting the community.

New Mexico Supreme Court to Hear Case for Marriage Equality
September 07 2013 2:04 PM ET

New Mexico Supreme Court to Hear Case for Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear a case on October 23, which may determine the right to marry for same-sex couples in the state.

California Legislature Passes Trans Birth Certificate Bill
September 07 2013 1:11 PM ET

California Legislature Passes Trans Birth Certificate Bill

Daniel Reynolds

Assembly Bill 1121, which would provide transgender Californians with a more streamlined process of changing their names and gender markers on birth certificates, passed by a vote of 56-18.

Justice Ginsburg: Marriage Equality Attests to ‘Genius’ of U.S. Constitution
September 07 2013 12:01 PM ET

Ginsburg: Marriage Equality Shows Constitution's ‘Genius’

Daniel Reynolds

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed marriage equality and the 'genius' of the Constitution during a speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Minneapolis Mayor Invites Gay Chicagoans to Marry in His City
September 06 2013 2:32 PM ET

Minneapolis Mayor Invites Gay Chicagoans to Marry in His City

Trudy Ring

The tax advantages of marriage will easily pay for a flight to Minneapolis, he notes.

Right-Wing Broadcaster: Wish Gays Death Via Wedding Cakes
September 06 2013 1:32 PM ET

Right-Wing Broadcaster: Wish Gays Death Via Wedding Cakes

Trudy Ring

Christian right radio host Kevin Swanson suggests putting a condemnatory Bible verse on cakes for same-sex weddings.

New Report Reveals 'Broken Bargain' for Trans Workers
September 06 2013 1:30 PM ET

New Report Reveals 'Broken Bargain' for Trans Workers

Daniel Reynolds

A new study, titled “A Broken Bargain for Transgender Workers,” reveals widespread discrimination of transgender workers in the U.S. workforce.

Obama to Russian Rights Activists: Work Is 'Critically Important'
September 06 2013 12:31 PM ET

Obama to Russian Rights Activists: Work Is 'Critically Important'

Trudy Ring

President Obama met with representatives of LGBT and other human rights groups in Russia today, as protests of the nation's antigay laws continued.

GLSEN to Honor 'Ender's Game' Production Company
September 05 2013 6:51 PM ET October 09 2014 12:20 PM ET

GLSEN to Honor Ender's Game Production Company

Sunnivie Brydum

The student advocacy group announced today it will be giving its Chairman's Award to Lionsgate Films, which is currently promoting the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game.

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