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.
Teen Becomes First Out Trans Student Named Homecoming King in N.C.
February 10 2014 2:57 PM ET

N.C. Teen Makes History As Homecoming King

Parker Marie Molloy

Blake Brockington was named homecoming king at his North Carolina high school, marking the first time an out trans student had received the honor anywhere in the state.

N.J. Lawmakers Reintroduce Trans Birth Certificate Bill with Bipartisan Support
February 10 2014 10:58 AM ET

N.J. Lawmakers Reintroduce Bipartisan Trans Birth Certificate Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

Two New Jersey legislators have introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at making it easier for trans individuals to update their birth certificates, less than a month after Governor Chris Christie vetoed similar legislation.

READ: Atty. General's Speech on Extension of Federal Rights
February 09 2014 2:04 PM ET

READ: Atty. General's Speech on Extension of Federal Rights

Advocate.com Editors

Eric Holder, speaking in New York, lays out the changes to come.

Feds Extending Numerous Rights to Same-Sex Spouses, Couples
February 08 2014 4:39 PM ET

Feds Extending Numerous Rights to Same-Sex Couples

Neal Broverman

Even legally married gay spouses living in states without marriage equality will benefit from copious new policies.

PHOTOS: Global Protest of Russia's Homophobia
February 08 2014 2:30 PM ET

PHOTOS: Global Protest of Russia's Homophobia

Advocate.com Editors

As the Olympics begin, so do the worldwide protests against homophobic laws in Russia.

Glenn Greenwald Announces First Digital Magazine, Focusing on NSA Documents
February 07 2014 6:13 PM ET

Glenn Greenwald Announces New Magazine, Focusing on NSA Documents

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The out journalist teamed up with his fellow freedom of information advocates to publish a new digital magazine through First Look Media.

Trans Teen in Charlotte Runs for Homecoming King
February 07 2014 2:25 PM ET

Trans Teen in Charlotte Runs for Homecoming King

Parker Marie Molloy

Blake Brockington has spent the better part of two years winning over the respect of students, faculty, and administrators at his school. Now, he looks to cap his high school tenure by running for homecoming king.

WATCH: The Shocking Film That Tells The Truth About Russia
February 07 2014 2:16 PM ET

WATCH: Shocking Film Tells The Truth About Russia

Lucas Grindley

With the Russian PR machine in high gear for the Olympics, this British documentary uncovers what's really happening to LGBT people.

Calif. Trans Student Facing Battery Charges Enters Restorative Justice Program
February 07 2014 1:16 PM ET

Trans Student Facing Battery Charges Cuts a Deal

Parker Marie Molloy

A 16-year-old transgender girl facing battery charges may avoid jail time after agreeing to enter a restorative justice program.

Op-ed: What Not To Do, When Calling Yourself a Transgender Ally
February 07 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What Not To Do, When Calling Yourself a Trans Ally

Jeff Krehely

Jeff Krehely, the chief foundation officer of the Human Rights Campaign, discusses the importance of transgender advocacy, in light of the recent controversy surrounding Janet Mock and Piers Morgan.

Trans Woman Releases Bathroom-Finder App Refuge Restrooms
February 07 2014 7:00 AM ET

Trans Woman Releases Bathroom-Finder App Refuge Restrooms

Parker Marie Molloy

Meet transgender woman and coder Teagan Widmer, whose latest app, Refuge Restrooms, highlights the importance of providing safe public accommodations for trans people.

Google Doodle Goes Rainbow to Support LGBT Olympians, Russians
February 06 2014 9:19 PM ET

Google Doodle Goes Rainbow to Support LGBT Olympians

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Hours before the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, Google updates its homepage to show solidarity with LGBT Russians and Olympic athletes and spectators.

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