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: Gay Couple Told To Move to Back of Bus

WATCH: Gay Couple Told To Move to Back of Bus

Ron McCoy and his partner Chris Bowers say a shuttle driver at the Albuquerque airport forced them to move to the back of the bus because they were holding hands.

Reps Propose Homeless Youth Act With LGBT Protections

Reps Propose Homeless Youth Act With LGBT Protections

U.S. Reps. Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan have proposed the Runaway and Homeless Youth Inclusion Act, which provides specific protections for LGBT youth.

Sexy Male French Protestors Send Mixed Messages

Members of French antigay activist group Les Hommen once again confound common sense by taking off their shirts, putting on matching pink shorts, climbing up a mountain, then climbing all over each ot

WATCH: New York LGBT Activists Dump Russian Vodka

WATCH: New York LGBT Activists Dump Russian Vodka

LGBT activists and bar owners 'poured one out' to protest Russia's antigay policies outside the Russian Embassy in New York on Wednesday.

Former Therapist Claims Ex-Gay Therapy Worked for Hundreds

Former Therapist Claims Ex-Gay Therapy Worked for Hundreds

Nicholas Cummings, an ex-gay advocate, claims that hundreds of his former patients were able to convert their gay instincts.

Teacher Compares LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum to Teaching Crack Use

Teacher Compares LGBT-Inclusion to Crack Use

Ira Thomas says the National Education Association's stance in favor of LGBT-inclusive curricula is like 'teaching people about how to use crack.'

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Seefried Explains Why He Resigned from OutServe-SLDN

The Air Force officer and former OutServe-SLDN board member explains why he left the organization—and his plans for the future

STUDY: LGBT Teachers Less Likely to Challenge Antigay Bullying

STUDY: LGBT Teachers Less Likely to Challenge Antigay Bullying

A new study reveals gay and lesbian teachers are less likely to challenge homophobia in schools because they fear for their jobs.

Russian Legislator Says Government Cannot Selectively Enforce Antigay Laws During Olympics

Lawmaker: Russia Can't Suspend Antigay Laws During Olympics

Vitaly Milonov claims the Russian government does not have the power to suspend the enforcement of the country’s newly-approved antigay legislation during the Sochi Olympics.

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