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.
Cuban Presidents Daughter Marches for Marriage Equality
May 13 2012 12:09 PM ET

Cuban President's Daughter Marches for Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Cuban President's Daughter Marches for Marriage Equality

Transgender Student Sues University of Arkansas
May 13 2012 11:19 AM ET

Transgender Student Sues University of Arkansas

Diane Anderson-Minshall

By all accounts, Jennifer Braly is a good student. The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith psychology major carries a 3.58 GPA, according to the Arkansas Times, and has been a popular guest lecturer in psychology and sociology classes.

Anti Gay Leaders Want Senate to Vote No on Historic Ex Gay Therapy Bill
May 12 2012 7:01 PM ET

Antigay Leaders Want Senate to Vote No on Historic Ex-Gay Therapy Bill

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Now that California's Senate Bill 1172 has passed the Judiciary Committee, it now goes to vote by the full Senate. The bill, introduced by Sen. Ted W. Lieu, would be the first the in nation to regulate so-called conversion therapy.

Top Romney Aid Outed Trans Political Opponent
May 12 2012 1:53 PM ET

Top Romney Aide Outed Trans Political Opponent

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Mitt Romney has been under assault all week for a variety of political gaffes, but a new report in Raw Story highlights the questionable ethics of his top aide and political strategist, Eric Fehrnstrom.

Al Sharpton Julian Bond and Other Black Leaders Back Obama
May 12 2012 1:12 PM ET

Al Sharpton, Julian Bond, and Other Black Leaders' Open Letter to Obama

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Four of the country's most influential African-American leaders issued a joint statement yesterday in support of President Obama's new stance championing marriage equality.

Edmund White Comes Out in Support of Marriage
May 12 2012 12:36 PM ET

Edmund White Comes Out in Support of Marriage

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Legendary author and anti-assimilationist Edmund White talks of his new support for marriage equality and his plans to marry his partner of 17 years.

Romney Tells Gay Conservatives to Drop Dead Says GoProud
May 12 2012 12:06 PM ET

Romney Tells Gay Conservatives to Drop Dead, Says GoProud

Diane Anderson-Minshall

After the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, spoke at Liberty University today, JimmyLaSalvia, executive director and cofounder of GOProud (a national organization of gay-friendly conservatives) took him to task, saying that Romney's message to Goldwater conservatives is clearly "Drop dead."

Obama Marriage Equality Statement Will Not Change Many Votes
May 11 2012 6:41 PM ET

Poll: Most Voters Unaffected by Obama Marriage Stance

Trudy Ring

His marriage equality endorsement may cost him a few votes, not many.

Argentina Passes Comprehensive Transgender Rights Law
May 11 2012 6:21 PM ET

Argentina Passes Comprehensive Transgender Rights Law

Trudy Ring

The law passed 55-0 in the Senate, and the president is expected to sign it.

Outrageous Antigay Rant Marks Lincoln City Council Meeting
May 11 2012 5:20 PM ET

WATCH: Outrageous Antigay Rant in Lincoln, Neb.

Trudy Ring

Gays are responsible for genocide and treason, says speaker.

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