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.
Trans Women Share Wisdom 'By Us, For Us'
July 16 2014 4:00 AM ET

Trans Women Share Wisdom 'By Us, For Us'

Mitch Kellaway

Trans women reverse the trend of seeing "others define and describe us" by sharing their own truths and advice in Letters for My Sisters, available now from Transgress Press.

Will the Catholic Church Accept its First Openly Transgender Nun?
July 15 2014 6:12 PM ET

Will the Catholic Church Accept its First Openly Transgender Nun?

Mitch Kellaway

Londoner Tia Michelle Pesando is ready to open doors for trans people in one of the church's most gender-regulated spaces.

Australians Poll Most Supportive of Marriage Equality, Despite Nationwide Ban
July 15 2014 5:53 PM ET

Which Nation Supports Equal Marriage, But Doesn't Allow It?

Thom Senzee

Seven in 10 Australians now support same-sex marriage, despite the fact that such unions are illegal in the country.

Catholic Bishop: Antigay Attitudes 'Sick' and 'Heartless'
July 15 2014 3:00 PM ET

Catholic Bishop: Antigay Attitudes 'Sick' and 'Heartless'

Trudy Ring

Mexican bishop Raúl Vera once again speaks out strongly on behalf of LGBT people.

Kluwe: Vikings Won't Release Investigation Data on Team Homophobia
July 15 2014 12:19 PM ET July 15 2014 2:28 PM ET

Kluwe: Vikings Won't Share Investigation of Team Homophobia

Michelle Garcia

A year after Chris Kluwe was cut from the Minnesota Vikings and possibly blacklisted from the NFL, an internal investigation into the team will not be released, despite promises to do so.

Op-ed: The Crisis at the Border Reveals the Real Sodomites
July 15 2014 5:55 AM ET

Op-ed: American Sodomites Beware

Eliel Cruz

The anti-LGBT and anti-immigration lobbies fail to remember the meaning of the word sodomy.

Op-ed: To Thine Own Campaign Ad Be True
July 15 2014 4:35 AM ET

Op-ed: When a Barely Gay Campaign Ad Breaks Ground

Brett Smiley

Brett Smiley, the gay mayoral candidate in Providence, R.I., reflects on the impact of his groundbreaking campaign ad, which depicted the normalcy of a same-sex marriage.

The Peculiarity of Black Trans Male Privilege
July 15 2014 4:00 AM ET

The Peculiarity of Black Trans Male Privilege

Kortney Ziegler

Men of all genders benefit from the complicit oppression of black women.

WATCH: Archbishop Desmond Tutu Condemns 'New Apartheid'
July 14 2014 6:38 PM ET

WATCH: Why Would Desmond Tutu Rather Go to Hell? 

Thom Senzee

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who fought South African racial apartheid while the late Nelson Mandela was doing the same from prison, speaks passionately against homophobia, calling it the 'new apartheid.'

Minister Dies by Self-Immolation in Protest of Homophobia, Other Injustices
July 14 2014 4:58 PM ET

Texas Minister Burns Self to Death to Protest Homophobia

Trudy Ring

Retired Texas Methodist clergyman Charles Moore set himself aflame in a public parking lot last month.