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.
Monica Beverly Hillz Talks Life Before Drag Race
April 18 2013 11:14 AM ET

Monica Beverly Hillz Talks Life Before Drag Race

Jase Peeples

The reality star talks about coming out as trans on TV and surviving violence in an exclusive interview with SocialScope Productions.

Texas May Finally Repeal Sodomy Law
April 17 2013 6:51 PM ET

Texas May Finally Repeal Sodomy Law

Trudy Ring

The repeal would come 10 years after the law was declared unconstitutional. Several other states still have sodomy laws on the books as well.

Paraguay Presidential Candidate's Antigay Remarks Shock Nation
April 17 2013 6:21 PM ET

Paraguay Presidential Candidate's Antigay Remarks Shock Nation

Trudy Ring

Among other things, Horacio Cartes said he would shoot himself in the genitals if his son wanted to marry a man.

WATCH: Transgender Woman Arrested for Exposing Breasts, Jailed With Men
April 17 2013 5:52 PM ET

Trans Woman Arrested for Exposing Breasts, Jailed With Men

Sunnivie Brydum

Ashley Del Valle is a transgender woman from New York who was arrested in Georgia for indecent exposure after she allegedly showed her breasts, but then was housed in an all-male jail.

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.

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