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.
'Porno Pete' LaBarbera Protests Pride at HRC Offices
June 04 2013 4:03 PM ET

'Porno Pete' LaBarbera Protests Pride at HRC Offices

Sunnivie Brydum

Antigay leaders from Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, Liberty Counsel, and Mission America picketed the Washington, D.C., office of the Human Rights Campaign to protest LGBT Pride Month.

U.K. House of Lords Approves Marriage Equality
June 04 2013 2:02 PM ET

U.K. Parliament Gives Marriage Equality Initial OK

Sunnivie Brydum

The peers rejected an effort to defeat the bill during its second reading, sending the legislation to a committee and report stage, before it returns to the House of Lords for a final vote.

WATCH: London Gay Men's Chorus Asks for 'A Little Respect' Outside Parliament
June 04 2013 1:10 PM ET

WATCH: London Gay Men's Chorus Asks for 'A Little Respect' Outside Parliament

Sunnivie Brydum

The London Gay Men's Chorus joined thousands supporting marriage equality outside the Houses of Parliament Monday, demonstrating their support with a performance of Erasure's 'A Little Respect.'

Retired Navy SEAL Comes Out as Transgender
June 04 2013 11:20 AM ET

Retired Navy SEAL Comes Out as Transgender

Sunnivie Brydum

Kristin Beck, a former Navy SEAL and member of the elite Team 6 that went on to kill Osama Bin Laden, revealed that she's transgender in a new memoir.

College Republicans to GOP: Drop Marriage Opposition If You Want Our Vote
June 03 2013 6:51 PM ET

College Republicans to GOP: Drop Marriage Opposition

Sunnivie Brydum

Young Republicans don't mince words in a new 95-page report declaring that young people see the GOP as antigay, 'old,' and 'racist.'

June 03 2013 2:31 PM ET

Rufus Wainwright & Husband Speak Out for Binational Couples

The DOMA Project has released a statement from the pop singer and his husband, who were married last year.

WATCH LIVE: U.K. House of Lords Debates Marriage Equality
June 03 2013 2:01 PM ET

WATCH LIVE: U.K. House of Lords Debates Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

As supporters rallied outside Britain's Houses of Parliament, the House of Lords embarked on its first of two days debating marriage equality legislation.

LGBT Ally Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89
June 03 2013 1:19 PM ET

LGBT Ally Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

Sunnivie Brydum

The New Jersey Democrat had a long history of supporting LGBT equality in myriad ways.

June 03 2013 8:06 AM ET

WATCH: Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend

'With the repeal of DOMA or not, will you do me the honor of spending your life with me?'

Evangelical Lutheran Church Elects First Openly Gay Bishop
June 01 2013 6:00 AM ET

Evangelical Lutheran Church Elects First Openly Gay Bishop

Trudy Ring

Guy Erwin is also the denomination's first Native American bishop.

Sadness, Anger, and Hope in Illinois
May 31 2013 9:42 PM ET

Sadness, Anger, and Hope in Illinois

Trudy Ring

In the Land of Lincoln (and Obama), marriage equality supporters are upset about today's legislative failure but ready to fight on.

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