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.
Facebook Removes 'Bareback' Fan Page
February 14 2013 8:39 PM ET

Facebook Removes 'Bareback' Fan Page

Sunnivie Brydum

More than a year after its creation, Facebook administrators removed a fan page advocating unprotected sex among consenting adult men.

Bill Could Add More Benefits for Same-Sex Military Partners
February 14 2013 7:58 PM ET

Bill Could Add More Benefits for Same-Sex Military Partners

Michelle Garcia

A new bill with 40 co-sponsors in the House could add some more benefits to military LGBT partners and families.

BREAKING: Illinois Senate Approves Marriage Equality
February 14 2013 4:45 PM ET

Illinois Senate Approves Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

On Valentine's Day, the Illinois State Senate approved marriage equality legislation by a vote of 34-21. The legislation now heads to a House committee.

Senators Ask Obama for Executive Order Banning LGBT Employment Discrimination by Federal Contractors
February 14 2013 4:24 PM ET

Senators Call on Obama to Act Against Discrimination

Sunnivie Brydum

Democratic Senators from across the country called on President Obama for an executive order barring employment discrimination against LGBT people by federal contractors.

WATCH: 'God Made a Gay Man' Proclaims 'It's Great to Be Gay'
February 14 2013 3:27 PM ET

WATCH: 'God Made a Gay Man' 

Sunnivie Brydum

Gay publication Crew magazine produced a video commending the resilience, creativity, and pride of gay men.

Oregon Launches Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative
February 14 2013 2:57 PM ET

Oregon Launches Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative

Sunnivie Brydum

Oregon United for Marriage today announced its intent to put marriage equality legislation before Oregon voters in 2014.

The Right Way to Capture Love
February 14 2013 5:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: The Right Way to Capture Love

Michelle Garcia

Two veterans of the wedding industry realize that wedding photography for same-sex couples just isn't a cookie-cutter endeavor.

AFA, Aghast Gay Soldiers Could Be Buried at Arlington, Rallies Troops
February 13 2013 10:08 PM ET

AFA, Aghast Gay Soldiers Could Be Buried at Arlington, Rallies Troops

Neal Broverman

The AFA is offended LGBT soldiers could be buried at Arlington cemetery.

Ted Nugent Seated Next to Gay Liberal at State of the Union
February 13 2013 7:09 PM ET

Ted Nugent Seated Next to Gay Liberal at State of the Union

Neal Broverman

The conservative firebrand, who threatened the president's life at one point, somehow got an invite to the SOTU.

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