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.
Celebrating LGBT Pride at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan
July 12 2014 4:13 AM ET

Celebrating LGBT Pride at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

Garth Langley

About 50 military members got together in Afghanistan to celebrate LGBT pride.

WATCH: MSNBC’s Alex Wagner Examines Hobby Lobby Ruling's Impact on ENDA
July 11 2014 8:24 PM ET

WATCH: MSNBC’s Alex Wagner Examines Hobby Lobby Ruling's Impact on ENDA

Rebecca Juro

Alex Wagner talks about the ruling and workplace discrimination with Sen. Mark Udall and James Esseks of the ACLU.

July 11 2014 4:58 PM ET

Texas Sportscaster Dale Hansen On Why He's a Michael Sam Ally

After defending him, Hansen has become an in-demand ally of the LGBT community

WATCH: Mara Keisling on MSNBC: Trans People Need Proper ID to 'Participate Fully in Society'
July 11 2014 4:52 PM ET

WATCH: Mara Keisling on MSNBC: Trans People Need Proper ID to 'Participate Fully in Society'

Rebecca Juro

Activist Mara Keisling talks transgender ID issues with MSNBC's T.J Holmes.

WATCH: Fox News Discovers Viewers Not as Transphobic as Hosts
July 11 2014 3:26 PM ET

WATCH: Fox News Viewers Not as Transphobic as Hosts

Rebecca Juro

Fox News' Steve Doocy tries and fails to stir up transphobia among the network's viewers.

Department of Education Offers Antitrans University a 'Religious Exemption'
July 11 2014 3:18 PM ET

DOE Offers Antitrans University "Religious Exemption"

Parker Marie Molloy

An Oregon Christian university has been granted a 'religious exemption' from certain aspects of Title IX, allowing it to discriminate against a trans student.

Pa.: Still Legal to Discriminate, Venue Rejects Lesbian Wedding
July 11 2014 1:51 PM ET

Pa.: Still Legal to Discriminate, Venue Rejects Lesbian Wedding

Michelle Garcia

In the process of planning her wedding, a woman gets snubbed by a venue simply because she plans to marry her female partner.

Op-ed: Christian Schools Like Gordon College Don't Need a License to Discriminate
July 11 2014 12:18 PM ET

Christian Schools Don't Need a License to Discriminate

Paul O. Miller

A gay alumnus of an evangelical Christian college fires back at its president, who asked Obama for a religious exemption from his executive order banning anti-LGBT employment discrimination by federal contractors.

Why Some Activists Are Still Pushing for ENDA
July 11 2014 5:00 AM ET

Why Some Activists Are Still Pushing for ENDA

Michelle Garcia

Efforts to keep up the fight for ENDA have been planned to last all year. Some say it would be detrimental to suddenly halt it over religious exemptions.

Chicago Radio Station Slurs Laverne Cox As She's Featured in John Legend Video
July 10 2014 7:56 PM ET July 11 2014 6:05 PM ET

Chicago DJ Responds to Critics of Transphobic Slur

Parker Marie Molloy

After repeatedly using a transphobic slur to refer to Laverne Cox's appearance in a new John Legend music video on Twitter, a Chicago DJ has apologized — after claiming that he was being 'bullied' by those who found the word offensive.

BREAKING: Denver Now Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
July 10 2014 4:24 PM ET July 11 2014 1:20 PM ET

Denver Now Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Sunnivie Brydum

After a state court refused to stop Boulder County from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Denver has followed suit.

Orange is the New Black Earns 12 Emmy Nominations, Laverne Cox Makes History
July 10 2014 11:09 AM ET

Laverne Cox Makes History With Emmy Nominations

Parker Marie Molloy

The Netflix hit grabbed nominations across the comedy categories on Thursday morning.

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