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.
Utah LGBT Activists Arrested for Blockading Capitol Offices, Demanding Nondiscrimination Vote

Utah LGBT Activists Arrested for Blocking Capitol Offices

A dozen LGBT advocates were arrested in Salt Lake City after they blocked entryways to Utah governor George Herbert's office, and legislative committee rooms, demanding action on a pending nondiscrimination bill.

READ: Atty. General's Speech on Extension of Federal Rights

READ: Atty. General's Speech on Extension of Federal Rights

Eric Holder, speaking in New York, lays out the changes to come.

Feds Extending Numerous Rights to Same-Sex Spouses, Couples

Feds Extending Numerous Rights to Same-Sex Couples

Even legally married gay spouses living in states without marriage equality will benefit from copious new policies.

PHOTOS: Global Protest of Russia's Homophobia

PHOTOS: Global Protest of Russia's Homophobia

As the Olympics begin, so do the worldwide protests against homophobic laws in Russia.

U.N. Secretary General: 'We Must All Raise Our Voices' Against Homophobia

WATCH: U.N. Chief Condemns Homophobia in Sport

In remarks delivered to the International Olympic Committee, Ban Ki-Moon voiced a pro-LGBT message that advocated for 'societies of equality and tolerance.'

Harry Reid Favors Obama's ENDA Executive Order

Harry Reid Favors Obama's ENDA Executive Order

The move could signal that similar federal legislation is effectively dead in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

WATCH: Clay Aiken Is Officially Running for Congress

WATCH: Clay Aiken Is Officially Running for Congress

One of the most well-known American Idol contestants announced his candidacy for Congress in a new video.

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Says No to St. Patty's Parade if LGBT People Can't March

“I will be participating in a number of other events to honor the Irish heritage of this city, but I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade.”

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