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.
Christine Quinn Receives Antigay Death Threats

Christine Quinn Receives Antigay Death Threats

The out New York City Council speaker and mayoral hopeful has received several antigay death threats, according to her wife.

New Jersey Gov. Signs Ban on 'Ex-Gay Therapy'

New Jersey Gov. Signs Ban on 'Ex-Gay Therapy'

Republican governor Chris Christie waited until the final moment, but ultimately signed a bill outlawing so-called conversion therapy that aims to turn gay people straight.

Prime Minister David Cameron Under Pressure Over Refusing to Boycott Olympics

British Prime Minister Under Pressure Over Olympics

U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have both said their countries can do more for LGBT equality by participating in the Winter Olympics.

Protest Antigay Russian Law by Holding Hands, Says Rights Group

Protest Antigay Russian Law by Holding Hands, Says Rights Group

Pride House International urges anyone at the Olympics in Russia to hold hands with a person of the same sex whenever possible.

U.S. Olympic Official: Athletes Must Comply With Russian Law

U.S. Olympic Official: Athletes Must Comply With Russian Law

Exactly what that means regarding the so-called gay propaganda law, though, remains to be seen.

ACT UP Protests Lack Of Access to PEP, PrEP

City says it's planning an education campaign

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