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.
Students Rally Behind Ousted Trans Professor at Calif. Christian College

Students Rally Behind Ousted Trans Professor at Calif. Christian College

Members of Azusa Pacific University's gay-straight alliance, Haven, wore shirts and carried banners declaring 'We Stand With Adam' before and after the daily chapel service on campus.

Imam Urges Russians to Boycott 'Pederast' Elton John

Imam Urges Russians to Boycott 'Pederast' Elton John

A Russian imam urged a boycott of Elton John's December show, and tossed out a few hateful slurs just for good measure.

Russian Court: Protester Can't Be Prosecuted Under 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Lesbian Can't Be Fined Under Local Russian 'Propaganda' Law

LGBT advocates say the ruling in a local court could have implications for the nationwide law banning 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.'

Scalia Hasn't Expressed His Views on 'Gay Marriage'?

Scalia Hasn't Expressed His Views on 'Gay Marriage'?

The Supreme Court's longest-serving justice told a crowd at Tufts University Thursday that he's 'waiting for the other shoe to drop' to reveal how he really feels about marriage equality.

WATCH: Kaitlyn Hunt Accepts Plea Deal

WATCH: Kaitlyn Hunt Accepts Plea Deal

The former high school cheerleader pleaded no contest to five counts in relation to a consensual relationship with her then-14-year-old girlfriend, and will be released from jail in December.

An Alternative Way to Be Catholic - and LGBT

An Alternative Way to Be Catholic — and LGBT

Churches in the Old Catholic and Independent Catholic traditions offer services that will be familiar to Roman Catholics, along with unqualified affirmation of LGBT people.

David Cameron Includes LGBT Equality in Tory Conference Speech

David Cameron Includes LGBT Equality in Tory Conference Speech

During his Conservative Party Conference speech, British Prime Minister David Cameron praises LGBT acceptance as one of Britain's best achievements.

Commercial Success for LGBT Community

WATCH: A Few Ads That Barilla Could Emulate

LGBT inclusion in television advertising is steadily increasing — regardless of whether companies like Barilla refuse to include same-sex couples in their marketing.

Sweden To Show Solidarity With Queer Russians

2,000 people will demonstrate their support for LGBT community in Russia

Pennsylvania Pastor to Face Trial for Officiating Gay Son's Wedding

Pastor to Face Trial for Officiating Gay Son's Wedding

Rev. Frank Schaefer could be facing the end of his ministerial career because he officiated his son's same-sex wedding six years ago.

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