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.
25 Senators Urge Obama to Stand Up for LGBT Rights Worldwide
October 16 2014 2:21 PM ET

25 Senators Urge Obama to Stand Up for LGBT Rights Worldwide

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Senators are pressuring President Obama to step up and appoint a special envoy for LGBT rights to the U.S. Department of State to protect LGBT people internationally.

Transcript: The Other Awkward Moment in Florida's Governor Debate
October 16 2014 1:47 PM ET

The Other Awkward Moment in Florida's Governor Debate

Lucas Grindley

That weird delay to the start of the debate wasn't the only uncomfortable moment.

Op-ed: How to Survive an Ebola Plague
October 16 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: How to Survive an Ebola Plague

Tyler Curry

One parallel between HIV and Ebola is uncanny, says activist Tyler Curry.

After Hideous Abuse, Calif. School District Agrees to Respect Trans Students
October 16 2014 5:00 AM ET

After Hideous Abuse, Calif. School Agrees to Respect Trans Students

Mitch Kellaway

The Department of Education has intervened on behalf of a trans girl in Downey Unified School District after she allegedly suffered years of verbal harassment by peers and shaming by administrators.

U.S. Marine Charged with Murder of Trans Filipina Woman
October 15 2014 6:58 PM ET

U.S. Marine Charged with Murder of Trans Filipina Woman

Mitch Kellaway

Despite protests from Philippine LGBT rights groups, the American Marine suspected of killing Jennifer Laude Sueselbeck has remained in U.S. custody and now officially faces murder changes.

Trans Woman Severely Beaten Among Rash of Brooklyn, N.Y. Hate Crimes
October 15 2014 6:13 PM ET

Trans Woman Beaten Among Rash of Brooklyn Hate Crimes

Mitch Kellaway

A Bushwick trans woman clings to life after a brutal beating, following several other Brooklyn-based attacks in which perpetrators were yelling anti-LGBT slurs.

Meet 17 Winners And 14 Losers From Marriage Equality's Huge Week
October 15 2014 4:23 PM ET

17 Winners And Losers from Marriage Equality's Huge Week

Matt Baume

Several states have won the freedom to marry in just the last few days. That means plenty to celebrate for same-sex couples and their allies — and plenty to lament for those who oppose equality.

Federal Judge Won't Put Alaska Marriages on Hold
October 15 2014 3:01 PM ET

Federal Judge Won't Put Alaska Marriages on Hold

Trudy Ring

Judge Timothy Burgess denied the state's request to stay his pro-marriage equality ruling, but the state is now asking an appellate court to do so.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Has Some Strong Words for 'Pope Fabulous'
October 15 2014 12:20 PM ET

WATCH: Stephen Colbert's Strong Words for 'Pope Fabulous'

Jami Smith

The fake conservative host is having trouble attacking same-sex marriage now that 'Pope Fabulous The First' has softened his stance on the issue.

Op-ed: Hospitals Are Failing LGBTs
October 15 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Hospitals Are Failing Our Community

Jeff Krehely

Though there is improvement, too many LGBT patients are still suffering because of discrimination by hospitals, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

Gay Is Good: The Letters of Franklin Kameny
October 15 2014 6:02 AM ET

Gay Is Good: The Letters of Franklin Kameny

Christopher Harrity

The activism of Frank Kameny is brought to vivid life by a new book of his forthright, forward-thinking letters, proving the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.

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