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.
Op-ed: Who Will Be The Next Leaders of the LGBT Movement?

Op-ed: Who Will Be The Next Leaders of the LGBT Movement?

Once interns move their way up the ladder to become executive directors, who steps in to follow?

Op-ed: When Border Control Controlled My Marriage

Op-ed: When Border Control Controlled My Marriage

A lesbian couple struggled for years to stay together, when the laws only worked to keep them apart.

Oscar Winner Not Pleased With Neil Patrick Harris’s “Pitiful” Snowden Joke

Bad Review: Neil Patrick Harris Joke Called 'Pitiful'

Gay journalist Glenn Greenwald called Neil Patrick Harris's quip about Edward Snowden "stupid and irresponsible."

Finland's Citizens Successfully Rally To Enact Marriage Equality

Finland's Citizens Successfully Rally To Enact Marriage Equality

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö signed a bill that permits gender-neutral marriage in the Nordic country.

Arkansas Governor Lets Anti-LGBT Bill Become Law

Arkansas Governor Lets Antigay Bill Become Law

As expected, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson allowed a law banning local ordinances protecting LGBT people from discrimination to become law without his signature.

Texas Bill Would Jail Those Whose Chromosomes Don't Match the Restroom They're Using

Texas Wants to Check Your DNA Before Using Bathroom

The Lone Star state adds its entry to this year's streak of bizarre bills seemingly targeted at the basic bodily functions of trans folks.

Op-ed: I Stay Closeted to Put Food on the Table

Op-ed: I Stay Closeted to Put Food on the Table

Even with all of the legal advances LGBT Americans have experienced in recent years, those who work in religious education don't necessarily reap the benefits.

B. Scott Settles Discrimination Lawsuit With BET, Viacom

B. Scott Settles Discrimination Lawsuit With BET

Media personality B. Scott has finally reached a settlement with BET and parent company Viacom over a controversial workplace discrimination lawsuit he filed in the summer of 2013.

Op-ed: Pushing Transgender Rights Bills in a Difficult State

Op-ed: Pushing Transgender Rights Bills in a Difficult State

What can the rise of transgender political power in Philadelphia can tell us about the fight in our state and elsewhere? How can trans folks keep the progress going?

Baton Rouge Police Chief Apologizes For Unconstitutional 'Sodomy' Arrests

Police Chief Apologizes For Unconstitutional 'Sodomy' Arrests

A police chief in Baton Rouge, La., issued an apology Friday after two men were arrested using an unconstitutional and unenforceable anti-sodomy law.

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