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.
Portugal Approves Adoption Rights for Same-Sex Spouses
May 17 2013 7:32 PM ET

Portugal Approves Adoption Rights for Same-Sex Spouses

Trudy Ring

The measure allows one spouse to adopt the other's adopted or biological children.

WATCH: Marriage Equality a Big Story? Not on Fox News
May 17 2013 6:18 PM ET

WATCH: Marriage Equality a Big Story? Not on Fox News

Trudy Ring

The conservative cable channel gave short shrift to this month's equality victories, instead spotlighting 'threat to marriage' stories.

Herndon Graddick Resigns as President of GLAAD
May 17 2013 2:12 PM ET

Herndon Graddick Resigns as President of GLAAD

Sunnivie Brydum

GLAAD's chief of staff, Dave Montez, will serve as acting president of the media watchdog organization.

Florist Counter-Sues Washington, Arguing She Has a Right to Discriminate
May 17 2013 2:01 PM ET

Florist Counter-Sues State, Arguing a Right to Discriminate

Lucas Grindley

The case of a florist telling her longtime gay customer that she couldn't do the flowers for his wedding to another man has become a lightning rod.

May 17 2013 1:02 PM ET

Michael Musto Fired at Village Voice

Fellow columnists Michael Feingold, Robert Sietsema also fired

Trans Activists Highlight Military's Step Forward
May 16 2013 6:25 PM ET

Trans Activists Highlight Military's Step Forward

Lucas Grindley

This could be the first time the Department of Defense has ever recognized the existence of trans veterans.

Republicans in Minnesota Say They Won't Try Overturning Marriage Law
May 16 2013 11:12 AM ET

Minnesota GOP Candidates Don't Like Marriage Law, But Won't Fight It

Lucas Grindley

Gov. Mark Dayton has put himself out there on marriage equality, but his Republican opponents indicate they won't make it an issue.

May 16 2013 10:40 AM ET

Boy George Says David Cameron Screwed Up

View at Pink News

Harry Reid Cites Lesbian Niece in New Call for ENDA
May 16 2013 10:25 AM ET

Harry Reid Cites Lesbian Niece in New Call for ENDA

Lucas Grindley

The majority leader told reporters that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has "a chance" of getting a vote in the Senate this year.

Transphobic, Antigay Bills Creep Into Texas Senate
May 15 2013 7:04 PM ET

Transphobic, Antigay Bills Creep Into Texas Senate

Sunnivie Brydum

At the end of the legislative session, Republican lawmakers in Texas are trying to quietly pass bills that activists say are transphobic and antigay.

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