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.
Marco Rubio to Keynote Fund-raiser for Org. Backing 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Marco Rubio to Address 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Supporters

The Florida Republican will serve as the keynote speaker at the antigay Florida Family Policy Council's annual fund-raiser this week.

WATCH: Donald Trump 'Evolving' on LGBT Rights

WATCH: Trump 'Evolving' on LGBT Rights

Right before the Miss Universe pageant went live, Donald Trump talked to MSNBC's Thomas Roberts about LGBT rights in Russia and marriage equality in the U.S.

Senators to IOC: Make Sure LGBTs Protected During Olympics

Senators to IOC: Make Sure LGBTs Protected During Olympics

Twelve senators question the International Olympic Committee on its reaction to Olympics host Russia's antigay law.

WATCH: Thomas Roberts Blasts Anti-LGBT Law on Russian TV

Thomas Roberts Blasts Anti-LGBT Law on Russian TV

Speaking with the government-backed network RT just before he cohosted the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Russia, Roberts called the national ban on so-called gay propaganda 'definitive discrimination.'

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Homophobic Dad is 'Man of Deep Integrity'

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Homophobic Dad 'of Deep Integrity'

The Texas tea party Republican told Jay Leno his dad's antigay rhetoric is a factor of his faith, and the pastor's 'deep integrity.'

WATCH: Homophobes on Tragedy and Trans Fats

WATCH: Homophobes on Tragedy, Trans Fats

One right-winger calls marriage equality 'tragic,' while another likens homosexuality to trans fats.

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