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: Lesbians Denied Wedding Cake After Baker 'Talked to Jesus'
August 14 2014 4:42 PM ET

Lesbians Denied Cake After Baker 'Talked to Jesus' 

Sunnivie Brydum

The Cake Pros bakery in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., refused to bake a cake for a local lesbian couple who wanted to celebrate the renewal of their wedding vows.

Star of 'Ex-Gay' Org's Video Shocked at Group's Actual Purpose
August 14 2014 4:19 PM ET

Star of 'Ex-Gay' Org's Rebranding Video Shocked By Actual Purpose

Trudy Ring

Video producer and actress Jean Hudson says had she known, she would not have taken on the project.

Two Trans Men Come Away With Major Court Victories
August 14 2014 2:12 PM ET

Two Trans Men Come Away With Major Court Victories

Parker Marie Molloy

Two of the country's most well-known trans men were recently involved in separate but similar legal battles involving the validity of their marriages.

Op-ed: Hillary Is Ready for Us
August 14 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Hillary Is Ready for Us

Allida Black

The Hillary this writer met while she was still first lady has always stood by LGBT people.

6 CIA Officers On Coming Out, McCarthy, and Gay Recruiting
August 14 2014 4:00 AM ET

6 Officers on Coming Out in the CIA

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The CIA may be defined by secrecy, but these days it encourages its LGBT officers to come out.

Meet an Officer Who Transitioned at the CIA
August 14 2014 4:00 AM ET

Meet an Officer Who Transitioned at the CIA

Sunnivie Brydum

Not too long ago, openly LGBT people were denied federal security clearances. These days, the CIA has an extensive strategy in place to help trans employees confirm their gender expression.

Catholic High School Stands by Gay Coach After He Came Out
August 13 2014 3:35 PM ET

Catholic School Stands by Gay Coach After Coming Out

Annie Hollenbeck

A volleyball coach says he was worried about his job after revealing that he is gay.

Gay 'Doctor Who' Fans Win the Internet with Adorable Engagement Photos
August 13 2014 3:32 PM ET

Gay Doctor Who Fans Win the Internet with Adorable Engagement Photos

Jase Peeples

T.J. Mundell and Timmy Patterson sent a surge of sweetness and light into the universe with their Doctor Who–inspired engagement photos.

Virginia Could Be Marriage Equality State Next Week
August 13 2014 2:29 PM ET

Virginia Could Be Marriage Equality State Next Week

Trudy Ring

An appeals court has refused to delay its decision striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban — but the Supreme Court could still intervene.

Texas: Antigay Activist's Wife Left Him After Dating Another Woman
August 13 2014 2:23 PM ET

Texas: Antigay Activist's Wife Left Him After Dating Another Woman

Michelle Garcia

One of Texas's most prominent antigay activists is divorced from his wife, who is now in a relationship with another woman.

Here's How Rand Paul Explains Why the GOP Can't Favor Marriage Equality
August 13 2014 2:18 PM ET

Here's How Rand Paul Explains Why the GOP Can't Favor Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

The libertarian Kentucky senator was both for a "big tent" and against changing the party's views.

Op-ed: What Not To Say to a Trans Person on OkCupid
August 13 2014 9:00 AM ET

What Not To Say to a Trans Person on OkCupid

Samantha Allen

Just a few basic tips.

10 Swoon-Worthy Photos of Blake Skjellerup and Fiancé Saul Carrasco
August 13 2014 8:35 AM ET

10 Swoon-Worthy Photos of Olympian and His New Fiancé

Annie Hollenbeck

Here are 10 of the cutest moments Skjellerup caught on Instagram with his husband-to-be.

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