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: With Laverne Cox, Katie Couric Shows the Power of Education
June 11 2014 5:48 PM ET

WATCH: Laverne Cox on Katie, Take 2

Parker Marie Molloy

After conducting one of the year's more cringe-worthy interviews of transgender women, Katie Couric takes a more educated approach during her most recent Laverne Cox interview.

BREAKING: This New Jersey Rep. Just Became the 8th Republican to Cosponsor ENDA
June 11 2014 4:53 PM ET

This N.J. Republican Is New ENDA Cosponsor

Sunnivie Brydum

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo's deputy chief of staff confirmed that the New Jersey Republican has signed on as a cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Maine Could Make History With Gay Governor, Youngest Out Legislator
June 11 2014 3:55 PM ET

Maine Could Make History With Gay Governor, Youngest Out Legislator

Trudy Ring

Mike Michaud was unopposed in Tuesday's primary for governor, while Ryan Fecteau captured the Democratic nomination in the state's 11th House District.

WATCH: With Dad's Support, Trans Teen Produces Music Video
June 11 2014 3:00 PM ET June 11 2014 4:07 PM ET

WATCH: With Dad's Support, Trans Teen Shares 'Who I Am'

Mitch Kellaway

Ty Nic is here to tell the world "Who I Am," with the support of his father.

President Obama Endorses Trans Student Protections
June 11 2014 2:39 PM ET

Trans Students Get Good News from President Obama

Parker Marie Molloy

'The fact that we are applying [Title IX] to transgender students means that they are going to be in a position to assert their rights,' said President Obama in a recent interview.

WATCH: LGBT Alliance Welcomes Out Airmen
June 11 2014 12:45 PM ET

WATCH: LGBT Alliance Welcomes Out Airmen

Sunnivie Brydum

California's Travis Air Force Base is home to the military's first officially sanctioned private organization for LGBT service members.

WATCH: CBS Profiles Trans Youth, as Poll Shows Objections to Trans Accommodations
June 11 2014 5:00 AM ET

WATCH: CBS Profiles Trans Youth, as Poll Shows Objections to Trans Accommodations

Parker Marie Molloy

A new CBS poll finds that a large number of cisgender Americans are uncomfortable with trans people using restrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

A Third Lawsuit Challenges Alabama's Marriage Ban
June 10 2014 4:56 PM ET

A Third Lawsuit Challenges Alabama's Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

A lesbian couple filed a lawsuit challenging the state's laws barring same-sex couples from marriage.

WATCH: Sara Bareilles Helps Same-Sex Couple with Marriage Proposal
June 10 2014 4:15 PM ET

WATCH: Sara Bareilles Helps Woman Propose

Jase Peeples

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how Sara Bareilles helped Aly plan an unforgettable marriage proposal for her girlfriend Andrea in this exclusive video.

WATCH: Laverne Cox Explains It All to Wendy Williams
June 10 2014 2:27 PM ET

WATCH: Laverne Cox Explains It All to Wendy Williams

Rebecca Juro

The OITNB star shows grace under fire on The Wendy Williams Show.

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