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.
San Francisco Pride Apologizes, Honors Chelsea Manning
April 13 2014 12:15 PM ET

San Francisco Pride Apologizes, Honors Chelsea Manning

Lucas Grindley

Other grand marshals include Ross Mathews and Janet Mock.

Oklahoma Trans Woman Paula Sophia to Run for Statehouse Seat
April 13 2014 11:35 AM ET

Okla. Trans Woman to Run for Statehouse Seat

Parker Marie Molloy

Oklahoma City's first openly transgender police officer aims to become the state's first transgender state representative in the legislature.

Letter to Pope: Protect LGBT Youth
April 13 2014 11:20 AM ET

Letter to Pope: Protect LGBT Youth

Michael O'Loughlin

The head of a New York homeless shelter for LGBT youth wants the pope to see the impact of church teaching on LGBT youth.

Virginia Attorney General Compares Marriage Ban to Racism
April 12 2014 4:20 PM ET

Virginia's AG Compares Marriage Ban to Racism

Lucas Grindley

Bans on same-sex couples getting married sound awfully similar to bans on interracial marriage, says Virginia's attorney general.

Anderson Cooper Throws Shade at Antigay Anchor
April 12 2014 3:47 PM ET

Anderson Cooper Throws Shade at Antigay Anchor

Lucas Grindley

Antigay hecklers couldn't resist commenting when the CNN anchor said he's impressed by the first-ever active men's Division I basketball player to come out.

Elderly N.C. Couples With Severe Medical Issues Demand Marriage Rights
April 11 2014 2:38 PM ET

Elderly N.C. Couples Demand Marriage Rights

Michelle Garcia

Three couples with pressing medical issues appeal to courts to recognize their marriages before it is too late.

WATCH: Utah's AG Moves to Block Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples
April 11 2014 2:19 PM ET

WATCH: Utah AG Seeks to Halt Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples

Daniel Reynolds

The office of Utah's attorney general filed emergency petitions this week to block the adoptions of children by same-sex couples like Kimberly and Amber Leary.

WATCH: Texas Trans Teacher Reinstated After Suspension
April 11 2014 11:53 AM ET

WATCH: Texas Trans Teacher Reinstated After Suspension

Parker Marie Molloy

After 13 members of the public spoke out at a school board meeting, Laura Jane Klug claims she has been reinstated following a suspension for being transgender.

Pope Francis: Kids Must Have Moms and Dads
April 11 2014 10:35 AM ET

Pope Francis: Kids Must Have Moms and Dads

Michael O'Loughlin

Pope Francis says children must be raised with 'the complementarity of the masculinity and femininity of a father and a mother.'

Conn. Trans Teen Jailed, Housed With Adults
April 10 2014 6:24 PM ET

Conn. Trans Teen Jailed, Housed With Adults

Parker Marie Molloy

Following a January confrontation with a staff member, a transgender teenager has been moved from DCF custody to an adult prison despite not being charged.

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