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.
WATCH: 12-Year-Old Trans Girl Gets Praise Glee Star and Bill Clinton
April 26 2013 12:48 PM ET

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Trans Girl Gets Praise Glee Star and Bill Clinton

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Jazz is a familiar face to Advocate readers. Turns out her fans are even more famous.

S.F.'s Pride Marshal: Bradley Manning
April 26 2013 12:04 PM ET

S.F.'s Pride Marshal: Bradley Manning

Neal Broverman

The queer Army intelligence officer won't be able to attend because he's been in prison for three years for his role in the Wikileaks scandal.

Mormons on Board With Scouts' Half-Ban on Gays
April 26 2013 10:18 AM ET

Mormons on Board With Scouts' Half-Ban on Gays

Neal Broverman

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints likes allowing out scouts, but banning openly gay leaders.

April 25 2013 6:34 PM ET

Dubya Fears Gay Marriage Queries

Former President George W. Bush still hasn't grown a pair.

April 25 2013 4:30 PM ET

Wait, Are These French Protestors For or Against Gay Marriage?

View at Gay.net

Oui ou non? Looks can often be deceiving when it comes to marriage equality in France.

Former Aide for Gov. Pawlenty Says GOP Must Embrace Marriage Equality
April 25 2013 3:18 PM ET

Pawlenty Aide Presses GOP to Embrace Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Brian McClung, who served as deputy chief of staff for former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, wrote an op-ed calling for acceptance of same-sex marriage within the state's Republican party.

Log Cabin Republicans Slam GOP In Full-page Ad
April 25 2013 2:09 PM ET

Log Cabin Republicans Slam GOP In Full-page Ad

Sunnivie Brydum

The gay Republican group says the GOP must "end its obsession with opposing equal rights for LGBT Americans," if it hopes to win future elections.

Santa Fe Adopts Resolution Saying Marriage Equality Is Already Legal
April 25 2013 1:44 PM ET

Santa Fe Really Insists That Marriage Equality Is Already Legal

Sunnivie Brydum

The resolution is not legally binding, but affirms statements made by Santa Fe Mayor David Coss last month that the New Mexico constitution already allows for same-sex marriage.

ENDA Re-Introduced As Oregon Principal Loses Job for Being Gay
April 25 2013 1:05 PM ET

ENDA Re-Introduced As Oregon Principal Loses Job for Being Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

Legislators reintroduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in Congress today, but it wasn't soon enough for elementary school principal Tom Klasnic.

France: Confused Antigay Politicians Accidentally Vote For Marriage Equality
April 25 2013 11:33 AM ET

Confused Antigay Politicians in France Want a Do-Over

Sunnivie Brydum

Four members of the French Parliament said they were distracted by "flashing lights" and activity when they cast their vote in favor of marriage equality.

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