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.
Massachusetts Considers Ex-Gay Therapy Ban

Massachusetts Considers Ex-Gay Therapy Ban

The measure was introduced in the state legislature by out Rep. Carl Sciortino

Rep. Louie Gohmert Rails Against Hate Crimes Laws and Marriage Equality

Rep. Louie Gohmert Rails Against Hate Crimes Laws

The Texas Congressman recently claimed Christians will soon be charged with hate crimes for speaking out against homosexuality.

Organizers Cancel 'Ex-Gay Pride Month' Citing Vague 'Security Threats'

Organizers Cancel 'Ex-Gay Pride Month' Citing Vague 'Security Threats'

Although Voice of the Voiceless cancelled its scheduled ex-gay pride month, it declared September as national ex-gay awareness month.

Bryan Fischer Thinks DOMA's Death Is a Bigger Travesty Than Trayvon Martin's

Bryan Fischer: DOMA's Death Worse Than Trayvon Martin's

The notorious homophobe tweeted his own reaction to Saturday's news that George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of an unarmed 17-year-old.

Chinese Vice-Premier Makes Gay Marriage Joke at U.S. Summit

Chinese Vice-Premier Makes Gay Marriage Joke at U.S. Summit

A high-ranking Chinese official compared the relationship between the U.S. and China to a marriage, then joked that it wasn't a gay one.

WATCH: A Trans Veteran Explains Why We Need ENDA

WATCH: A Trans Veteran Explains Why We Need ENDA

Meet Mia Macy, a veteran and former police officer who was rejected from a job with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms because she is transgender.

A First Step: Senate Committee Passes ENDA

A First Step: Senate Committee Passes ENDA

The bill passed with bipartisan support Wednesday morning.

STUDY: Homophobia Driven By Fear of Unwanted Sexual Advances

STUDY: Homophobia Driven By Fear of Unwanted Sexual Advances

A new study reveals the root of sexual prejudice can be attributed to the fear of unwanted sexual advances.

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