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: Scott Lively From Russia With Hate in 'Sodom' Documentary
October 17 2014 4:55 PM ET

WATCH: Scott Lively From Russia With Hate in Sodom Documentary

Thom Senzee

Homophobe Scott Lively is featured prominently in a twisted 'documentary' produced by Arkady Mamontov, the antigay Russian TV host who thinks gays can rain meteorites down on earth.

Supreme Court Takes Alaska Marriage Equality Off Ice
October 17 2014 4:22 PM ET

Supreme Court Takes Alaska Marriage Equality Off Ice

Sunnivie Brydum

With the Supreme Court's refusal to put Alaska marriage equality on hold, same-sex couples may now resume applying for marriage licenses.

WATCH: Pat Robertson's Latest AIDS Conspiracy
October 17 2014 2:29 PM ET

WATCH: Pat Robertson's Latest AIDS Conspiracy

Stevie St. John

Robertson adds to his string of outrageous claims by saying 'the towels could have AIDS' in Kenya.

Arizona Now Has Marriage Equality
October 17 2014 12:21 PM ET October 20 2014 4:03 PM ET

Arizona Now Has Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge clears the way for the Grand Canyon State to get marriage equality, and with the attorney general's refusal to appeal, same-sex couples can now marry in Arizona.

EXCLUSIVE: Laverne Cox Sounds Off on 'The T Word'
October 17 2014 5:00 AM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Laverne Cox Sounds Off on The T Word

Mitch Kellaway

Ahead of her documentary's premiere tonight, Laverne Cox and trans youth advocates Kye Allums and L'lerrét Ailith offered exclusive insights into the making of The T Word.

WATCH: Brian Brown Admits 'Of Course We Would Go to Russia'
October 16 2014 6:37 PM ET October 16 2014 7:52 PM ET

WATCH: Brian Brown Admits 'Of Course' We'd 'Go to Russia'

Sunnivie Brydum

Want to know how to make Brian Brown squirm? Ask him about what he's been up to in Putin's Russia.

WATCH: Seth Meyers Spoofs The Advocate's Vatican Coverage
October 16 2014 2:52 PM ET

WATCH: Seth Meyers Spoofs The Advocate's Vatican Coverage

Daniel Reynolds

The late-night talk show host included The Advocate in a roundup of faux reactions to the Vatican's pro-gay letter.

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.

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