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.
Politician Dumps GOP Over Marriage Discrimination
April 30 2014 1:38 PM ET

Politician Dumps GOP Over Marriage Discrimination

Michelle Garcia

A Michigan lawmaker announced that he will leave the Republican Party because of its discriminatory stance on marriage equality as well as what he called 'taxpayer abuse.'

WATCH: Glenn Beck Laughs Up Notion That Hillary Clinton Is Lesbian
April 30 2014 12:24 PM ET

WATCH: Glenn Beck Laughs Up Notion Hillary Clinton Is Gay

Lucas Grindley

The right-wing's favorite unsubstantiated rumor about Hillary Clinton gets a boost from Glenn Beck.

TransMilitary Documentary Launches Crowdfunding Effort
April 30 2014 10:18 AM ET

TransMilitary Documentary Launches Crowdfunding Effort

Parker Marie Molloy

Despite the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, transgender individuals are still prohibited from serving in the military. A new documentary hopes to shine light on the issue.

Conservative Organization Launches Bid to Repeal Md. Trans Nondiscrimination Law
April 29 2014 4:34 PM ET

Bid to Repeal Trans Nondiscrimination Law Underway in Md.

Parker Marie Molloy

A conservative organization has announced its intent to challenge the state's recently-passed trans nondiscrimination bill despite the support of 71 percent of residents.

Poll: 61 Percent of Coloradans Support Marriage Equality
April 29 2014 3:24 PM ET

Poll: 61 Percent of Coloradans Support Marriage Equality

Kevin OKeeffe

Only 33 percent of Centennial State voters oppose allowing same-sex couples to marry.

U.S. Department of Education Extends Protections to Trans Students
April 29 2014 2:29 PM ET

U.S. Dept. of Ed.: Trans Students Covered by Title IX

Parker Marie Molloy

In a major step forward for the protection of trans students, the United States Department of Education announced today that trans students are protected from discrimination under Title IX.

WATCH: Janet Mock Flips the Script on Cisgender Host
April 29 2014 2:25 PM ET

WATCH: Janet Mock Flips the Script on Cisgender Host

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Turning the tables on Fusion's Alicia Menendez, trans author and activist Janet Mock assumed the role of interviewer to demonstrate the invasive and inappropriate questions trans women regularly face in the media.

Tenn. Wedding Venue Changes Tune, Will Allow Gay Couples
April 29 2014 1:24 PM ET

Tenn. Wedding Venue Changes Tune, Will Allow Gay Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

After consulting with the statewide equality organization, Mint Springs Farm near Nashville, Tenn., decided that it will allow same-sex couples to host weddings and commitment ceremonies on its grounds.

Lambda Literary Foundation Honors Four Prominent LGBT Writers
April 29 2014 11:15 AM ET

Lambda Literary Foundation Honors Four LGBT Writers

Parker Marie Molloy

Today, the Lambda Literary Foundation recognized the work of four influential LGBT writers.

Laverne Cox to Produce MTV & Logo TV Documentary About Trans Teens
April 29 2014 10:37 AM ET

Laverne Cox to Produce MTV & Logo Trans Documentary

Parker Marie Molloy

The Orange is the New Black star expands her trans media empire in the form of a new documentary about trans teens airing this fall.

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