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.
President Obama Endorses Trans Student Protections
June 11 2014 2:39 PM ET

Trans Students Get Good News from President Obama

Parker Marie Molloy

'The fact that we are applying [Title IX] to transgender students means that they are going to be in a position to assert their rights,' said President Obama in a recent interview.

WATCH: LGBT Alliance Welcomes Out Airmen
June 11 2014 12:45 PM ET

WATCH: LGBT Alliance Welcomes Out Airmen

Sunnivie Brydum

California's Travis Air Force Base is home to the military's first officially sanctioned private organization for LGBT service members.

WATCH: CBS Profiles Trans Youth, as Poll Shows Objections to Trans Accommodations
June 11 2014 5:00 AM ET

WATCH: CBS Profiles Trans Youth, as Poll Shows Objections to Trans Accommodations

Parker Marie Molloy

A new CBS poll finds that a large number of cisgender Americans are uncomfortable with trans people using restrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

A Third Lawsuit Challenges Alabama's Marriage Ban
June 10 2014 4:56 PM ET

A Third Lawsuit Challenges Alabama's Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

A lesbian couple filed a lawsuit challenging the state's laws barring same-sex couples from marriage.

WATCH: Sara Bareilles Helps Same-Sex Couple with Marriage Proposal
June 10 2014 4:15 PM ET

WATCH: Sara Bareilles Helps Woman Propose

Jase Peeples

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how Sara Bareilles helped Aly plan an unforgettable marriage proposal for her girlfriend Andrea in this exclusive video.

WATCH: Laverne Cox Explains It All to Wendy Williams
June 10 2014 2:27 PM ET

WATCH: Laverne Cox Explains It All to Wendy Williams

Rebecca Juro

The OITNB star shows grace under fire on The Wendy Williams Show.

June 10 2014 2:22 PM ET

Orphan Black Introduces Trans Character

View at shewired.com

WATCH: Bill Maher Challenges Ralph Reed on Slavery, Stoning
June 10 2014 1:38 PM ET

WATCH: Bill Maher Challenges Ralph Reed on Slavery, Stoning

Trudy Ring

Real Time host Maher asks the conservative Christian leader how he can justify a literal reading of the Bible, given these 'wack' passages.

Arrest Made In Murder of Cleveland Transgender Woman
June 10 2014 8:44 AM ET

Arrest Made In Murder of Cleveland Trans Woman

Parker Marie Molloy

Cleveland police have arrested a man they believe to be connected with the December murder of Brittany-Nicole Kidd-Stergis.

American Medical Association Calls for Updated Gender Change Requirements
June 10 2014 8:31 AM ET

AMA Eases Gender Change Requirements

Parker Marie Molloy

The American Medical Association follows in the steps of the World Health Organization, making it easier for transgender people to obtain accurate identification.

PHOTOS: Meet the Agender Young Adults Challenging the Gender Binary
June 10 2014 7:00 AM ET

These Agender Young People Are Here to Challenge Your Binary

Mitch Kellaway

A new photo exhibit commissioned in response to an alleged hate crime against an agender teenager looks to challenge contemporary conceptions of male, female, and the space in between.

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