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.
Sundance Channel Developing Transgender Drama
November 10 2012 1:22 PM ET

Sundance Channel Developing Transgender Drama

Neal Broverman

In a first for television, the Sundance Channel is developing a scripted drama series focusing on a transgender man reconciling his past as a lesbian activist.

WATCH The Moment of Victory in Maine
November 09 2012 7:18 PM ET

WATCH: The Moment of Victory in Maine

Sunnivie Brydum

On November 6, Maine voters made history by becoming the first in the nation to legalize marriage equality at the ballot box. The moment Mainers United for Marriage campaign heard the news is captured in this emotional video.

Fox Reporter Calls Maddow An Angry Young Man
November 09 2012 6:32 PM ET

Fox Anchor Calls Maddow An 'Angry Young Man'

Michelle Garcia

An anchor for a Fox affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio called lesbian MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow "such an angry young man"

Ex-Gay Pastor Charged With Sexual Assault
November 09 2012 5:29 PM ET

'Ex-Gay' Pastor Charged With Sexual Assault

Sunnivie Brydum

A pastor in Minnesota has been charged with sexually assaulting two men he was counseling through an organization that seeks to change gay and lesbian people's sexual orientation.

WATCH Tony Perkins Say Legal Gay Marriage Will Break This Nation Apart
November 09 2012 3:21 PM ET

WATCH: Tony Perkins Says Gay Marriage Will 'Break This Nation Apart'

Sunnivie Brydum

Reacting to pro-equality victories following Tuesday's election, head of the antigay Family Research Council Tony Perkins made some dire predictions for the future of America's eternal soul.

Obama Absolutely Delighted by Marriage Equality Victories
November 09 2012 2:41 PM ET

Obama 'Absolutely Delighted' by Marriage Equality Victories

Sunnivie Brydum

A senior advisor says the President is elated by votes legalizing marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, and Washington.

Five Big Stories You Missed Because of the Election
November 08 2012 10:12 PM ET

Five Big Stories You Missed Because of the Election

Trudy Ring

Believe it or not, there was other news happening this week.

Voters in Two Kansas Cities Repeal Antidiscrimination Laws
November 08 2012 8:13 PM ET

Voters in Two Kansas Cities Repeal Antidiscrimination Laws

Trudy Ring

Citizens in both Salina and Hutchinson voted to rescind the gay-inclusive ordinances their cities had adopted this year.

Outed Republican Sheriff Wins Re-Election
November 08 2012 7:52 PM ET

Outed Republican Sheriff Wins Re-Election

Michelle Garcia

Paul Babeu, the outed Sheriff of Pinal County, Ariz., has won re-election with 53.8% of the vote.

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