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.
PHOTOS: These New Zealanders Look Really Happy That Marriage Equality Is Legal
April 17 2013 2:37 PM ET

PHOTOS: Joyful Kiwis Cheer Marriage Equality Win

Advocate.com Editors

Even before the vote, New Zealand's gay community was gearing up Wednesday to celebrate the country becoming the first in the Asia-Pacific to legalize same-sex marriage.

Nancy Reagan, Marriage Equality Supporter?
April 17 2013 2:34 PM ET

Nancy Reagan, Marriage Equality Supporter?

Trudy Ring

Daughter Patti Davis tells Michelangelo Signorile the former first lady just says yes to equal marriage rights.

New Zealand Approves Marriage Equality
April 17 2013 10:56 AM ET

New Zealand Approves Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The law passed today on its third and final vote, and it is expected to take effect in four months.

Op-ed: Have We Sacrificed Our Freedom for Marriage?
April 17 2013 5:42 AM ET

Op-ed: Have We Sacrificed Our Freedom for Marriage?

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison, host of the political show For & Against, takes on a conservative columnist who equates same-sex marriage with a desire to curb our queer appetites.

April 16 2013 4:01 PM ET

8 Things You Must Know About the Meningitis Outbreak

The 411 on when you should call 911 for meningitis

Former Westboro Member Now Supports Equality At Topeka's Rainbow House
April 16 2013 3:51 PM ET

Ex-Westboro Member Now Supports Equality at Rainbow House

Sunnivie Brydum

Libby Phelps Alvarez escaped the Westboro Baptist Church four years ago, but now she's back in Topeka, this time supporting LGBT equality and antibullying programs.

Gay Bostonians React to Bombing
April 16 2013 2:53 PM ET

Gay Bostonians React to Bombing

Michelle Garcia

Gay runners, volunteers, and first responders react to the scene in Boston.

Former Rep. Frank Accused of Politicizing Marathon Bombing
April 16 2013 1:30 PM ET

Frank Praises Boston's Response, Accused of Politicizing Bombing

Michelle Garcia

Former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank praises government's reaction to the Boston Marathon bombing and segues into talk about government funding.

Point Foundation Raises $660K for LGBT College Scholarships
April 16 2013 1:26 PM ET

Point Foundation Raises $660K for LGBT College Scholarships

Nigel Barker and The Estée Lauder Companies honored at the gala hosted by David Burtka

WATCH: A Gay Wedding Picture Is Worth 1,138 Rights
April 15 2013 4:45 PM ET

WATCH: A Gay Wedding Picture Is Worth 1,138 Rights

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT-friendly photographers at Capturing Love want the world to know just how much marriage equality means.

Hong Kong's Highest Court Considers Trans Woman's Marriage
April 15 2013 3:56 PM ET

Hong Kong's Highest Court Considers Trans Woman's Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

A transgender woman in Hong Kong is asking the city's highest court to overturn a lower court's ruling that she cannot marry her boyfriend because she was assigned male at birth.

WATCH: One-Minute Poetry Slam Eviscerates Michele Bachmann's Bigotry
April 15 2013 2:01 PM ET

WATCH: Poet Eviscerates Michele Bachmann in 1 Minute

Sunnivie Brydum

Sierra DeMulder's slam poem, "To Michele Bachmann," lays bare the antigay animus that runs in the Congresswoman's family.

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