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.
What Will Rachel Maddow's Iraq Documentary Reveal?
February 17 2013 6:05 PM ET

What Will Rachel Maddow's Iraq Documentary Reveal?

Lucas Grindley

Rachel Maddow says her documentary will help ensure the mistakes that led the country to war in Iraq cannot be repeated.

The Church Where Tim Tebow Will Speak Is Very, Very Antigay
February 17 2013 5:22 PM ET

The Church Where Tim Tebow Will Speak Is Very, Very Antigay

Lucas Grindley

The outspoken New York Jet has previously shot an anti-abortion commercial for Focus on the Family and is now joining forces with an extremely antigay Texas pastor.

WATCH: What Gun Control Debate Can Learn From Marriage Equality
February 17 2013 12:57 PM ET

What Gun Control Debate Can Learn From Gay Rights

Lucas Grindley

MSNBC's Hardball host Chris Matthews explored the connection between debates over marriage equality and gun control.

WATCH: Alaska Republicans Laugh at Reporter Who Asks About Gay Couples
February 17 2013 11:32 AM ET

WATCH: Republicans Laugh at Question on Gay Couples

Lucas Grindley

The notion that Republicans might support even domestic partnerships or civil unions is apparently laughable — literally — in Alaska.

Log Cabin Selects Outspoken New Leader
February 15 2013 5:08 PM ET

Log Cabin Selects Outspoken New Leader

Lucas Grindley

The national organization for gay Republicans selected Gregory T. Angelo as its new executive director.

New Mexico Senate Cancels LGBT Recognition Day
February 15 2013 4:16 PM ET

New Mexico Senate Cancels LGBT Recognition Day

Christopher Rudolph

Republican Senator Bill Sharer halted a day recognizing the LGBT community of Santa Fe.

New Calif. Bill Will Save You Money if it Passes
February 15 2013 3:56 PM ET

New Calif. Bill Will Save You Money if it Passes

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Among others, AB 362 offers tax relief to Californians who get an extra IRS bill because their spouse is of the same sex.

PFLAG Founder Honored With Presidential Citizen's Medal
February 15 2013 3:25 PM ET

Obama Honors PFLAG Founder With Citizen's Medal

Michelle Garcia

Jeanne Manford, who died earlier this year, was honored with a medal from President Barack Obama for her advocacy.

Lesbian Couple Tries to Marry in Thailand's Town of Love Yesterday
February 15 2013 1:05 PM ET

Lesbian Couple Tries to Marry in Thailand's Town of Love

Diane Anderson-Minshall

They didn't get their marriage certificate, but this couple raised awareness about marriage equality.

Facebook Removes 'Bareback' Fan Page
February 14 2013 8:39 PM ET

Facebook Removes 'Bareback' Fan Page

Sunnivie Brydum

More than a year after its creation, Facebook administrators removed a fan page advocating unprotected sex among consenting adult men.

Bill Could Add More Benefits for Same-Sex Military Partners
February 14 2013 7:58 PM ET

Bill Could Add More Benefits for Same-Sex Military Partners

Michelle Garcia

A new bill with 40 co-sponsors in the House could add some more benefits to military LGBT partners and families.

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