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.
Pope Francis Admits 'Gay Lobby' at Work at Vatican
June 12 2013 11:59 AM ET

Pope Francis Admits 'Gay Lobby' at Work in Vatican

Sunnivie Brydum

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church acknowledged to a private audience that a blackmail scheme targeting gay priests — amid other corruption — exists within the Vatican.

Sen. Leahy Reintroduces LGBT Immigration Amendment
June 12 2013 11:13 AM ET

Leahy Gives It One More Try on LGBT Immigration

Sunnivie Brydum

The amendment would allow Americans in same-sex marriages to sponsor their foreign-born partner for citizenship, but it faces an uphill battle in both the Senate and House.

WATCH: Adorable Marriage Equality Ad Shows the Beauty of LGBT Families
June 11 2013 5:40 PM ET

WATCH: Adorable Marriage Equality Ad Shows the Beauty of LGBT Families

Jase Peeples

Prepare for a case of the warm fuzzies with these touching marriage equality ads from Lambda Legal.

WATCH: 1950s Political Blackmail Caused Senate Suicide, Impeded Gay Rights Progress
June 11 2013 12:38 PM ET

WATCH: 1950s Political Blackmail Caused Senate Suicide

Jase Peeples

In 1954, Joe McCarthy threatened to reveal Sen. Lester Hunt’s son was a homosexual unless he withdrew from his reelection bid. Two weeks later the senator took his own life.

PHOTOS: Russian Parliament Passes Antigay Bill, Protesters Detained
June 11 2013 12:15 PM ET

PHOTOS: Protests Spark as Russia Advances Antigay Bill

Jase Peeples

In a 463-0 vote, Russia's State Duma approved a measure that would ban LGBT events or public discussion and prohibit individuals from providing information to minors about the LGBT community.

Glenn Greenwald Can’t Live in the U.S.
June 11 2013 11:22 AM ET

Why Glenn Greenwald Can’t Live in the U.S.

Jase Peeples

The gay columnist who broke the story revealing NSA spying methods chooses not to live in the U.S. because his marriage isn’t recognized by the federal government.

Majority of Catholics, Mainline Protestants Support Marriage
June 10 2013 2:10 PM ET

Majority of Catholics, Mainline Protestants Support Marriage

Michelle Garcia

Fewer religiously affiliated people see marriage equality as a divisive issue that violates church doctrine, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

June 10 2013 8:51 AM ET

WATCH: A Giant Flame To Protest French Gay Nups

French homophobes have so much flare!

Air Force Promotes Highest Ranking Gay Officer
June 09 2013 1:06 PM ET

Air Force Promotes Highest Ranking Gay Officer

Michelle Garcia

Air Force Major General Patricia Rose was promoted in a small ceremony on May 31.

Prince Harry Saved Fellow Soldier From Antigay Attack
June 09 2013 12:45 PM ET

Prince Harry Saved Fellow Soldier From Antigay Attack

Michelle Garcia

A gay soldier describes his life in the military, including the time he spent working alongside Prince Harry.

Marriage Equality Advocate Told Not To Speak at Graduation
June 08 2013 12:36 PM ET

Marriage Equality Advocate Told Not To Speak at Graduation

Michelle Garcia

Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady was told his invitation to speak at his alma mater, a local Catholic high school, was rescinded because of his marriage equality activism.

Rep. Says Military Should Repeal DADT's Dishonorable Discharges
June 08 2013 11:55 AM ET

Rep. Says Military Should Repeal DADT's Dishonorable Discharges

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Steve Israel called the practice a 'longtime injustice that needs to be righted.'

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