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.
Soldier Secretly Begins Transition While Deployed
October 17 2012 2:56 PM ET

Soldier Transitions on the Job

WATCH New NOM Video Claims Marriage Equality Has No Benefit to Society
October 17 2012 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: NOM's New Anti-Equality Video Is Filled With Falsehoods

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A new anti-equality video is called "Marriage Equals Biology Not BIgotry."

Anne Hathaway Will Donate Her Wedding Money to Marriage Equality
October 17 2012 12:07 PM ET

Anne Hathaway Gives to Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The Hollywood star makes her wedding part of the cause.

3 Debates, 0 Questions on LGBT Issues
October 17 2012 8:52 AM ET

3 Debates, 0 Questions on LGBT Issues

Julie Bolcer

The meeting generated the anticipated clash, but the second-to-last presidential debate brought no explicit mention of LGBT concerns.

Maybe The Debate Moderators Need a Few Ideas for Questions on LGBT Issues
October 16 2012 11:40 PM ET

Maybe the Moderators Need Ideas for LGBT Questions?

Lucas Grindley

There's just one more debate and it's supposed to be focused on foreign policy. Will there be no LGBT question this debate season?

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Quinto, Wanda Sykes, Endorse Obama in Campaign Video
October 16 2012 6:21 PM ET

LGBT Celebs Endorse Obama In Campaign Video

Michelle Garcia

Seven major LGBT celebrities are urging voters to back the president because of his administration's efforts on gay rights.

Gay Politician Harassed at Community Festival
October 16 2012 3:35 PM ET

Gay Politician Harassed at Community Festival

Michelle Garcia

The vice mayor of Campbell, Calif., who is gay, said he was verbally harassed by a woman as he was headed toward the annual Oktoberfest.

WATCH: CNN Anchor Shuts Down Bryan Fischer's Antigay Rhetoric
October 16 2012 2:51 PM ET

WATCH: CNN Anchor Quashes Bryan Fischer's Bogus Claims

Michelle Garcia

CNN anchor Carol Costello challenged the AFA's Bryan Fisher's opposition to Mix It Up at Lunch Day.

Pastor Wanted to Slap Woman for Objecting to Antigay Fliers
October 16 2012 1:06 PM ET

Pastor Wanted to Slap Woman for Objecting to Antigay Fliers

Michelle Garcia

An Iowa pastor whose church offered pamphlets decrying a pro-gay judge said he wanted to slap a churchgoer because she objected to the pamphlets.

Last Chance for LGBT Questions in the Presidential Debate?
October 16 2012 9:52 AM ET

Last Chance for LGBT Questions in the Presidential Debate?

Julie Bolcer

If candidates are going to be asked about LGBT issues, the Tuesday night town hall with President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney would seem to offer the right time and place.

WATCH The Heartfelt Stories You Haven't Seen Yet in Marriage Equality Ads
October 15 2012 7:32 PM ET

WATCH: The Heartfelt Stories Missing in Marriage Equality Ads

Lucas Grindley

A story from the Associated Press helped raise the issue of whether gay and lesbian voices are being left out of the television ad war.

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