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.
5 Takeaways From the Creating Change Conference
January 28 2013 12:27 AM ET

5 Big Takeaways From 'Creating Change' for The LGBT Movement

Daniel Villarreal

Daniel Villarreal was in Atlanta for Creating Change and brings back five things you should know.

Chris Hughes Interviews Obama; President Analyzes GOP on Marriage Equality
January 27 2013 9:21 PM ET

Obama Analyzes GOP in Interview With Chris Hughes

Lucas Grindley

The co-founder of Facebook was interviewed about his conversation with the president and made news himself by splitting with Mark Zuckerberg's recent support for Chris Christie.

WATCH: Ontario Elects Canada's First Gay Premier, Kathleen Wynne, After Inspiring Speech
January 27 2013 12:32 PM ET

WATCH: The Speech That Elected Canada's First Gay Premier

Lucas Grindley

Kathleen Wynne spoke with infectious optimism about the chances of an openly gay politician like her leading Ontario. Then she won.

Catholic Adoption Agency Threatens to Leave Colorado If Civil Unions Passes
January 26 2013 1:37 PM ET

Catholic Adoption Agency Threatens to Leave Colorado

Lucas Grindley

The Catholic adoption agency argues that gays and lesbians should work with other agencies.

Will Virginia Lawmakers Stop Discrimination Against LGBT Employees?
January 26 2013 12:57 PM ET

Will Virginia Stop Discrimination Against LGBT Employees?

Lucas Grindley

The state Senate passed a bill that would make it illegal for gay and lesbian state employees to be discriminated against, but the proposal faces an uncertain future.

Military Wife Has Focus on What President Obama Will Do Next
January 26 2013 11:41 AM ET

Military Wife Has Focus on What Obama Will Do Next

Lucas Grindley

Ashley Broadway was originally told that because she lacks a valid military ID, which are granted only to wives recognized by the military, that she couldn't join the officers' spouses club.

WATCH: Dianne Feinstein Recalls Milk, Moscone Assassinations
January 25 2013 8:12 PM ET

WATCH: Senator Recalls Milk, Moscone Assassinations

Trudy Ring

The senator, who introduced an assault weapons ban Thursday, discussed her experience with gun violence in San Francisco in 1978.

LGBT Movement Warned Against Its Own Complacency
January 25 2013 7:58 PM ET

LGBT Movement Warned Against Its Own Complacency

Daniel Villarreal

An annual meeting of LGBT activists, this time in Atlanta, came with celebration for all that has been accomplished with the most recent election and a warning.

U.K. Marriage Equality Bill Introduced
January 25 2013 7:49 PM ET

U.K. Marriage Equality Bill Introduced

Trudy Ring

Debate and a vote are scheduled for February 5.

WATCH: President Obama Thanks LGBT Activists at Creating Change
January 25 2013 7:27 PM ET

WATCH: President Obama Thanks LGBT Activists at Creating Change

Sunnivie Brydum

The commander in chief issued a brief video address to the thousands of LGBT activists gathered in Atlanta this week for the 25th Annual National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change.

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