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.

Rufus Gifford: Gay U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Photographed With Partner

Gifford opened up about his personal experiences as a gay man in an environment where the only way to happiness was to get a wife, kids, and a dog.

Rufus Gifford: Gay U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Photographed With Partner & Dog

Gifford opened up about his personal experiences as a gay man in an environment where the only way to happiness was to get a wife, kids, and a dog.

A Timeline — Because It's So Bad in Russia It's Hard to Remember Everything

A Timeline of Just How Bad It's Gotten in Russia 

From Pussy Riot to Putin, The Advocate outlines the key events that surrounded the passing of Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws and the aftermath leading to the Olympics.

WATCH: Katy Perry and Madonna Stand Up for LGBT Russians In #GayPropaganda

WATCH: Katy Perry, Madonna Spread #GayPropaganda

Katy Perry and Madonna have released a series of haunting videos highlighting the violence and discrimination LGBT people in Russia are facing.

Maryland State Senate Race Pits Trans Woman Against Gay Man

Maryland Senate Race Pits Trans Woman Against Gay Man

Dana Beyer looks to become the first transgender individual elected to the Maryland's General Assembly, challenging a gay incumbent with a strong track record on LGBT issues.

PHOTOS: Republicans Lined Up at SOTU for Duck Dynasty Photo Op

PHOTOS: Republicans Lined Up for Duck Dynasty Photo Op

Of all the great Americans who Republicans could have invited to the State of the Union, they went with someone who symbolizes antigay sentiment.

President Obama Makes a Jab at Putin in SOTU

President Obama Makes a Jab at Putin in SOTU

Obama said the Olympics will show the U.S. commitment to "dignity and equality" for LGBT people.

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