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: 'Honor' to Be on 'Transparent,' Jeffrey Tambor Tells Janet Mock
December 15 2014 2:52 PM ET

WATCH: Jeffrey Tambor Tells Janet Mock of Show's 'Transformative Honor'

Dawn Ennis

In her first appearance as an Entertainment Tonight special correspondent, Mock interviews the Transparent star about the issue of cisgender (nontrans) actors playing trans roles.

Indian Government May Offer Welfare Benefits Specific to Trans Citizens
December 15 2014 2:41 PM ET

Indian Gov't May Offer Welfare Benfits to Trans Citizens

Mitch Kellaway

India's government is considering how to aid its disenfranchised trans citizens with educational incentives and pensions in a new welfare proposal draft.

WATCH: Arkansas Governor Seeks Flimsy Marriage Compromise
December 15 2014 2:18 PM ET

WATCH: Arkansas Gov. Seeks Flimsy Marriage Compromise

Matt Baume

Outgoing Governor Mike Beebe says he's willing to consider civil unions, but it's too little, too late.

PHOTO: Hundreds Protest 'Ex-Gay' Billboard in Richmond, Va.
December 15 2014 1:15 PM ET

PHOTO: 400 Protest 'Ex-Gay' Billboard in Richmond, Va.

Sunnivie Brydum

An estimated 400 people took time out of their pre-holiday routine on Sunday to take a photo intended to protest a Richmond billboard that claims 'nobody is born gay.'

40 People Who Show 2014 Was a Year for Breaking Gender Rules
December 15 2014 6:00 AM ET

40 People Who Destroyed Gender Rules in 2014

Mitch Kellaway

Keeping ourselves to listing only 40 phenomenal trans, gender-fluid, and nonbinary people who broke barriers in 2014 was the hardest part — which is pretty cool in itself.

Everything You Need to Know Now About Marriage Equality in Missouri
December 15 2014 5:00 AM ET

Everything You Need to Know About Missouri Marriage

Matt Baume

Updated December 15: Get up to speed on the complex state of marriage equality in Missouri.

ABC Family Orders Trans Reality Series 'My Transparent Life'
December 14 2014 5:48 PM ET

ABC Family to Air Trans-Parent Reality Series

Dawn Ennis

Move over, Maura. Make room for Ben and his transgender parent, Carly.

South Carolina May Have to Reimburse LGBT Nonprofits for Marriage Lawsuit
December 14 2014 2:25 PM ET

S.C. Might Have to Pay LGBT Nonprofits for Marriage Lawsuit

Matt Baume

The more South Carolina tries to stop marriages from happening, the more it may wind up costing them.

Google+ Now Lets You Define Your Gender
December 14 2014 7:00 AM ET

Google+ Now Lets You Define Your Gender

Sunnivie Brydum

The social networking outlet of the tech giant is the latest to let users define their gender identity however feels right to them.

WATCH: The NastyPig Ad Time Warner Didn’t Want You to See
December 14 2014 6:00 AM ET December 14 2014 2:37 PM ET

WATCH: The NastyPig Ad Time Warner Wouldn't Air

Sunnivie Brydum

A sultry holiday-themed ad from clothing company NastyPig was apparently too hot for Time Warner Cable executives.

WATCH: Miss. Pastor Trots Out Horse to Protest Marriage Equality
December 13 2014 1:55 PM ET

WATCH: Miss. Pastor Trots Out Horse to Protest Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

A Baptist pastor in Jackson Miss., dressed his horse in a wedding gown and stood outside the federal courthouse with antigay signs to demonstrate what he believes will follow legal same-sex marriage.

Marriage Equality an Economic Boon
December 13 2014 8:45 AM ET

Marriage Equality an Economic Boon

Trudy Ring

Same-sex weddings are pouring billions into the economy, says the Williams Institute, a UCLA think tank.

REPORT: Same-Sex Couples Less Likely to Divorce
December 13 2014 7:00 AM ET

REPORT: Same-Sex Couples Less Likely to Divorce

Sunnivie Brydum

New data suggests that gay and lesbian couples aren't weakening the institution of marriage — they're actually more likely to stay married than straight couples.

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