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.
Gay Christian Network Marks 'Huge Leap Forward' With Biggest Annual Conference

Gay Christian Network Marks 'Huge Leap Forward' With Biggest Annual Conference

The Gay Christian Network announced a new initiative to encourage Christians with different perspectives to make a difference on issues such as LGBT youth homelessness.

Thailand Touts Accepting Society in Establishing "Third Gender" in Constitution

Thailand's New Constitution to Recognize "Third Gender"

Thailand, known worldwide for its vibrant trans culture, has still struggled to legally protect its trans citizens -- but a new constitution may be the first step towards change.

NY Attorney General Investigating Saks for Treatment of Trans Employee

Saks Hit with Investigation After Fighting Trans Discriminaton Lawsuit

A controversial motion to dismiss the case backfires big for the high-end retailer.

Bakery Battles: Colorado Cake Shop Refuses to Make Anti-LGBT Cake

Bakery Battles: Colorado Cake Shop Refuses to Make Anti-LGBT Cake

A bakery is facing a discrimination complaint after refusing to make a cake with anti-LGBT words and images.

WATCH: Glee's Coach Beiste Comes Out as a Trans Man

WATCH: Glee's Coach Beiste Comes Out as a Trans Man

The tough-but-tender football coach is finally ready to be honest with the crew at McKinley High.

WATCH: Janet Mock Sounds Off on InTouch's Bruce Jenner Cover

WATCH: Janet Mock Sounds Off on InTouch Cover

The author, commentator, and trans advocate calls the tabloid's Photoshopped cover of Bruce Jenner 'shockingly insensitive, sensational, and inaccurate.'

Michael Sam Proposed to Vito Cammisano — at the Vatican

Michael Sam Proposed to Vito Cammisano — at the Vatican

Was Pope Francis in on it?

Texas Clerk 'Not Intimidated' by Attempt to Block Marriage Licenses

Texas Clerk 'Not Intimidated' by Attempt to Block Marriage Licenses

Travis County clerk Dana DeBeauvoir says she'd defy a proposed law that would penalize officials who issue licenses to same-sex couples.

Supreme Court Will Hear Marriage Cases
January 20 2015 11:42 AM ET

Supreme Court Will Hear Marriage Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear four marriage equality cases from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Pope Calls Same-Sex Marriage a 'Threat' to the Family

Pope Calls Same-Sex Marriage a 'Threat' to the Family

The pontiff's mixed record on LGBT issues got dicier with his remarks in Manila today.

4 Arguments That Could Make Supreme Court Take Michigan's Marriage Case
January 16 2015 4:29 PM ET

4 Reasons SCOTUS May Have Taken the Michigan Case

A federal judge has ruled that Michigan cannot revoke marriage from gay and lesbian couples who received marriage licenses during a 24-hour period last May when the state performed them.

Op-ed: With Sexual Abuse, It's Important To Find Truth Amid the Noise

Op-ed: With Sexual Abuse, We Must Find Truth Amid the Noise

Seeking more information is not the same as disbelieving a victim of sexual abuse.

Can Mike Huckabee Out-Santorum Rick Santorum?

Can Mike Huckabee Out-Santorum Rick Santorum?

The two possible presidential nominees would both be lousy leaders when it comes to LGBT equality. But which would be worse?

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