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.
Pentagon to Give Gay, Lesbian, and Bi Troops Workplace Protections
June 09 2015 3:10 PM ET

BREAKING: Pentagon Extends Protections to LGB Troops

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced the adoption of a policy revision that adds sexual orientation to its Military Equal Opportunity Policy.

Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court

The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court

As we head into June, this exhibit could not be more timely.

Veil Lifts off Transgender Turkey as Trans Candidate Runs for Parliament

Out From The Shadows: Turkey's Transgender Population 

Turkey is a Muslim country where the very existence of transgender people, only now coming out of the shadows, is endangered.

Conservative Commentator's Tasteless, Transphobic Tweet

This Is The Meanest Tweet You'll Read Today

When Bill Kristol poked fun at Martin O'Malley's support for transgender Americans on twitter, his followers poked back, with derision and disgust.

Marriage Equality, Transgender Rights Supporter Beau Biden, Son of VP Joe Biden, Dies
May 31 2015 9:24 AM ET

Beau Biden, LGBT Ally and Son of VP, Dies

The eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights, died after a long battle with brain cancer.

Is Marriage Equality Pioneer Martin O'Malley The Anti-Hillary Candidate for President?
May 30 2015 3:16 PM ET

O'Malley Highlights LGBT Record in Run For White House

The former governor and early proponent of same sex marriage is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

Illinois Sends Conversion Therapy Ban to Governor

Illinois Sends Conversion Therapy Ban to Governor

Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn't said if he'll sign the bill, but its backers are optimistic.

Out NYC Hotel Co-Owner Cut $2,700 Check to Ted Cruz

Out NYC Hotel Co-Owner Cut $2,700 Check to Ted Cruz

Ian Reisner first said the dinner he hosted for Ted Cruz was not a fundraiser, but he was just caught giving money to the candidate.

16 Antigay Leaders Exposed as Gay or Bi

16 Antigay Leaders Exposed as Gay or Bi

Pastor Matthew Makela is the latest prominent antigay leader to get caught trolling for guys, but there were many like him who also fell face first out of the closet.

Indiana Legislative Study Committees Won't Take Up LGBT Rights This Summer

Indiana Legislative Study Committees Won't Take Up LGBT Rights This Summer

Indiana lawmakers will be doing some homework before returning to the state capitol next year, but LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination law isn't one of the assigned subjects.

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