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.
Mennonites Prepare to Ordain First Openly Gay Minister
February 03 2014 5:02 PM ET

Mennonites Prepare to Ordain First Openly Gay Minister

Michael O'Loughlin

A Mennonite church in Colorado hopes to ordain an openly gay minister.

WATCH: Fox & Friends Stick Women In the Kitchen on Game Day
February 03 2014 4:34 PM ET

WATCH: Fox & Friends Stick Women In the Kitchen on Game Day

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Super Bowl Sunday gave Fox News a prime opportunity to promote obsolete gender roles.

WATCH: Katy Perry and Madonna Stand Up for LGBT Russians In #GayPropaganda
February 03 2014 3:20 PM ET

WATCH: Katy Perry, Madonna Spread #GayPropaganda

Jase Peeples

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

On Gabourey Sidibe's String of Transphobic Comments on Arsenio Hall Show
February 03 2014 3:02 PM ET

On Gabourey Sidibe's String of Transphobic Comments

Parker Marie Molloy

The American Horror Story: Coven and Precious star made repeated use of a transphobic slur on television this weekend, then later apologized via Twitter.

Oregonians May Consider Marriage Equality and Broad Religious Exemptions
February 03 2014 2:46 PM ET

Oregonians May Consider Marriage Equality and Broad Religious Exemptions

Sunnivie Brydum

Voters in Oregon could see both LGBT-related issues on the ballot in November.

WATCH: Laverne Cox Kills it With 'Creating Change' Speech
February 01 2014 12:48 PM ET

WATCH: Laverne Cox Kills it With 'Creating Change' Speech

Jase Peeples

The Orange is the New Black star brought the audience of the ‘Creating Change’ conference to their feet with an inspirational speech on the struggles of trans people

Pundit: LGBT Voters May Doom GOP Presidential Candidates
January 31 2014 7:09 PM ET

Pundit: LGBT Voters May Doom GOP Presidential Candidates

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The growing influence of LGBT Americans is among the reasons George W. Bush may have been the last Republican president, says conservative commentator Myra Adams.

WATCH: Christian Rapper's Antigay Response to 'Same Love'
January 31 2014 1:16 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Rapper's Antigay Answer to 'Same Love'

Sunnivie Brydum

Texas rapper Bizzle uses the instrumental hook from Macklemore's 'Same Love' to say that LGBT people are sinful, violent, and just like pedophiles.

Utah Rep. Wants to Restrict Trans Bathroom Access, Mandate Exams
January 31 2014 12:51 PM ET

Utah Rep. Wants to Restrict Trans Bathroom Access, Mandate Physical Exams

Parker Marie Molloy

Freshman legislator Michael Kennedy introduced new legislation in the Utah House that would require transgender people to undergo a genital examination before they could use the restroom corresponding with their identity.

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