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.
Richard Socarides: Coming Out to Dad
April 08 2013 11:02 AM ET

Richard Socarides: Coming Out to Dad

The long-time LGBT rights advocate explains how he confronted his father, one of the founders of gay conversion therapy

Terry McAuliffe Backs Marriage Equality, Amps Up Contrast in Virginia Governor's Race
April 07 2013 3:37 PM ET

Terry McAuliffe Backs Marriage Equality, Amps Up Contrast in Governor's Race

Lucas Grindley

The close Clinton adviser said he had a change of heart on marriage equality since his last run in the state.

Marriage Backers Win This Round in Fight Over Oregon Ballot Languge
April 07 2013 2:19 PM ET

Marriage Backers Win This Round in Fight Over Oregon Ballot Languge

Lucas Grindley

Opponents of marriage equality had sought to muddy the language that voters will see in 2014.

April 06 2013 7:00 PM ET

Pastor Rick Warren's Son Commits Suicide

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Conservatives Outraged By MSNBC Mom Talking to Daughter About Gay Marriage
April 06 2013 2:53 PM ET

Conservatives Freak Out When Mom Talks About Gays Marrying

Lucas Grindley

One commentator described this conversation between a mother and daughter as a form of "child abuse."

Does Maine Sen. Susan Collins Support Marriage Equality?
April 06 2013 12:05 PM ET

Does Maine's GOP Senator Support Marriage Equality?

Lucas Grindley

The centrist Maine Republican has a long record of support for LGBT rights in the Senate, and sometimes it sounds like she supports marriage equality.

Just 4 Senate Democrats Don't Support Marriage Equality
April 06 2013 10:00 AM ET

Just 4 Senate Democrats Oppose Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

The marriage equality bandwagon is filling up fast with Senate Democrats (and even two Republicans). But a few holdouts remain.

Gay Joke Costs Gay Reporter His Job
April 05 2013 7:54 PM ET

Gay Joke Costs Gay Reporter His Job

Trudy Ring

A Minneapolis TV reporter never meant for his 'big HOMO dads' line to go public, but it did.

Michigan Politician's Antigay Facebook Post Linked to Holocaust Denier
April 05 2013 5:49 PM ET

Michigan Politician's Antigay Facebook Post Linked to Holocaust Denier

Trudy Ring

The original author of the antigay screed posted by Dave Agema has reportedly drawn on the work of a hard-core racist and anti-Semite.

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