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.

Oh No He Didn’t: IOC Member Calls US Delegation Absurd

An Italian IOC member slams the US decision to send "lesbians" to Sochi

Uganda Among World's Top Gay Porn Consumers

Uganda Among World's Top Gay Porn Consumers

Despite the county’s antigay laws, Uganda is among the countries racking up the greatest number of internet searches for gay pornography.

The Changing Face of Diplomacy

The Changing Face of Diplomacy

Not so long ago the idea of a gay person representing the United States in embassies abroad was unimaginable. Oh, how times have changed.

N.Y., Minn. Consider Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

N.Y., Minn. Consider Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Legislation that would ban use of the discredited practice on minors was introduced Monday in both states.

WATCH: Right-Winger Claims 'Homosexuals Already Have Full Marriage Equality'

'Homosexuals Already Have Full Marriage Equality?'

Brian Fischer contends that gay people marrying opposite-sex spouses counts as equal rights, and that Judeo-Christian opposition to equality will remain steadfast — forever.

Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel Laureates Demand Russia Repeal Antigay Laws

Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel Laureates Angry With Russia

With the Sochi Winter Olympics only weeks away, nearly 30 Nobel laureates have joined with Sir Ian McKellen in an open protest of Russia’s homophobic 'gay propaganda' law.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Engaged to Partner

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Engaged to Partner

The congressman and his partner, Randy Florke, have been together for 21 years.

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