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.
Trans Athlete Joins High School Football Team
September 06 2012 5:53 PM ET

Trans Athlete Joins High School Football Team

Sunnivie Brydum

A transgender man is playing varsity running back for his high school football team in Grosse Pointe, Mich.

September 06 2012 3:23 PM ET

8% of DNC Delegates are LGBT

Paul Ryan Helped Kill Trans Inclusive ENDA
September 06 2012 2:39 PM ET

Paul Ryan Helped Kill Trans-Inclusive ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

The Republican VP nominee voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in 2007 but said he couldn't support the legislation if it included protections for transgender Americans.

Supreme Court Sets Date for Critical Session
September 06 2012 2:10 PM ET

Supreme Court Sets Date for Critical Session

Sunnivie Brydum

The nation's highest court will take a first look at several LGBT-related cases in a private meeting September 24.

Chuck Norris Warns Obama Reelection Will Doom Nation
September 06 2012 1:26 PM ET

WATCH: Chuck Norris Warns Obama Reelection Will Doom U.S.

Sunnivie Brydum

The conservative former action star released a "public service announcement" calling on evangelical Christians to oppose President Obama.

Christine Quinn Reflects on Progress at Democratic Convention
September 06 2012 12:25 PM ET

Christine Quinn Reflects on Progress at DNC

Julie Bolcer

The lesbian Speaker of the New York City Council offered her thoughts on the experience for LGBT delegates in Charlotte, and responded to chatter about her own political future.

Matrix Director Was Terrified to Come Out as Trans to Family
September 06 2012 11:59 AM ET

Matrix Director Was Terrified to Come Out as Trans to Family

Sunnivie Brydum

Lana Wachowski, who with her brother Andy Wachowski directed the Matrix trilogy, opens up about being a transgender woman.

DNC: California Assembly Speaker Stumps for Marriage Equality, ENDA
September 05 2012 7:14 PM ET

DNC: Calif. Speaker Stumps for Marriage Equality, ENDA

Michelle Garcia

California's out assembly speaker stumps for gays, immigrants, and reproductive rights.

September 05 2012 5:23 PM ET

The Most 'Comically Bad' Antigay TV Ads

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Michelle Obama Speaks at HRC/Victory Fund Luncheon at DNC
September 05 2012 4:00 PM ET

TRANSCRIPT: What Michelle Obama Asked Today's HRC Luncheon to Do

Julie Bolcer

“If you do not live in a battleground state, get to one,” said First Lady Michelle Obama to an excited crowd at the Human Rights Campaign/Victory Fund luncheon on Wednesday.

Expedia Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality
September 05 2012 3:52 PM ET

Expedia Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Washington United for Marriage raises more than $7 million and some big business support.

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