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.
February 28 2013 1:30 PM ET

UPDATE: Fundraising Success of Trans Fraternity Brother Donnie Collins

Emerson’s Phi Alpha Tau has raised nearly $20,000 in support of their new brother.

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly Says Supporting Trans Students Is 'Truly Madness'
February 28 2013 1:18 PM ET

O'Reilly: Supporting Trans Students Is 'Truly Madness'

Sunnivie Brydum

Responding to a Massachusetts school directive instructing teachers how best to respect the gender identity and privacy of transgender students, the Fox News host argued that a parent's right to know trumps the student's safety and privacy.

Colorado Family Files Complaint As School Restricts Trans Six-Year-Old's Bathroom Access
February 27 2013 3:52 PM ET

Colorado Family Files Complaint As School Restricts Trans Six-Year-Old's Bathroom Access

Sunnivie Brydum

After a year of using the girl's bathroom, a Colorado school district has ordered a transgender first-grader to use the boy's bathroom, or a staff or nurse's restroom. The student's family has filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division.

Family Research Council: Trans People Need Therapy, Not Protection
February 27 2013 3:22 PM ET

FRC Argues in Favor of Discriminating Against Trans People

Nick Pachelli

As Maryland weighs protections for transgender people, the FRC puts its two cents in.

Phoenix, Nation's Sixth-Largest City, Bans LGBT Discrimination
February 27 2013 3:10 PM ET

Phoenix, Nation's Sixth-Largest City, Bans LGBT Discrimination

Neal Broverman

Five-hundred people packed Tuesday's city council meeting.

Illinois House Executive Committee Passes Marriage Equality
February 27 2013 2:57 PM ET

Illinois Nears Marriage Equality

Nick Pachelli

Will Illinois have marriage equality this year? Maybe so.

Dozens of Big U.S. Companies Come Out to Support Marriage Equality
February 27 2013 12:34 PM ET

Dozens of Big U.S. Companies Support Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Dozens of major American corporations — including Facebook, Apple, eBay, and more — are filing a brief with the Supreme Court in support of same-sex unions.

Hagel Confirmed As Defense Secretary
February 26 2013 6:52 PM ET

Hagel Confirmed As Defense Secretary

Michelle Garcia

As defense secretary, Hagel faces budget cuts and introducing more thorough benefits and rights for same-sex partners of military personnel.

Fraternity Raises Funds for Brother's Transgender Surgery
February 26 2013 4:56 PM ET

Fraternity Raises Funds for Brother's Transgender Surgery

Michelle Garcia

When Donnie Collins's insurance company wouldn't chip in to help his transition, his brothers stepped up.

Larry Craig's Legal Defense Funds In Question
February 26 2013 3:44 PM ET

Larry Craig's Legal Defense Funds In Question

Michelle Garcia

Did Larry Craig improperly use $216,000 of campaign cash for his legal defense?

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