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.
New Mass. Bishop: 'God Made Us Male and Female'
August 11 2014 8:35 PM ET

New Mass. Bishop: 'God Made Us Male and Female'

Trudy Ring

And, of course, that means marriage for heterosexual couples only, according to Springfield's new Roman Catholic bishop.

Report: Transgender Immigration Detainee Was Put in Solitary Confinement Following Assault
August 11 2014 8:15 PM ET

Report: Trans Detainee Was Put in Solitary After Assault

Parker Marie Molloy

The trans immigration detainee reported being sexually assaulted by her roommate, and now activist groups say her move to solitary confinement is a form of punishment for speaking out.

Meet the 'Ex-Gay' Man James Franco Will Bring to the Big Screen
August 11 2014 4:57 PM ET

Meet the 'Ex-Gay' Man James Franco Will Play on the Big Screen

Trudy Ring

In Michael, Franco will star as Michael Glatze, a onetime gay journalist who has renounced his homosexuality and become a conservative Christian minister.

WATCH: Sam Champion Talks Being Out, Winning Dad's Acceptance With Oprah
August 11 2014 3:22 PM ET

WATCH: Sam Champion Talks With Oprah on Being Out

Rebecca Juro

The weatherman discusses his career and reaching an understanding with his father, who initially considered being gay a 'lazy lifestyle choice.'

WATCH: Ian McKellen Helps Man Propose to His Boyfriend
August 11 2014 3:20 PM ET

WATCH: Ian McKellen Helps Man Propose

Jase Peeples

X-Men’s Ian McKellen lends his star power to one fan’s marriage proposal video.

Pastor Who Canceled Gay Man's Funeral Regrets Nothing
August 11 2014 2:58 PM ET

Pastor Who Canceled Gay Man's Funeral Regrets Nothing

Michelle Garcia

The pastor of a church in Tampa, Fla., says he does not regret canceling a funeral service because the deceased man was gay.

August 11 2014 2:47 PM ET

RuPaul Proves She Can Sell Anything

AdWeek features Ru on its cover, as the 'Queen of Product Placement'

Op-ed: Hating the Sin Is Hating the Sinner
August 11 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Hating the Sin Is Hating the Sinner

Annie Hollenbeck

An executive for the Baltimore Ravens invokes the tired 'hate the sin, love the sinner' philosophy, but is that truly Christlike?

Op-ed: Heading to Trans Mecca
August 11 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Heading to Trans Mecca

Stephanie Battaglino

It may seem like just another ordinary conference, but the Southern Comfort Conference helped one woman come all the way out.

Obama Acknowledges Global LGBT Rights Movement At Gay Games
August 10 2014 12:56 PM ET

President Obama Makes Gay Games Appearance

Michelle Garcia

President Obama welcomes foreign LGBT athletes to the United States for Gay Games 9 in Cleveland, Ohio.

WATCH: Kentucky Husband and Wife, Both Trans, Discuss His Pregnancies
August 08 2014 9:25 PM ET

WATCH: Kentucky Husband and Wife, Both Trans, Discuss His Pregnancies

Mitch Kellaway

Nick and Bianca Bowser talk about how their trans identities have shaped their family, including the birth of their two young sons.

Tenn.'s 'Don't Say Gay' Lawmaker Loses Primary
August 08 2014 8:02 PM ET

Tenn.'s 'Don't Say Gay' Lawmaker Loses Primary

Trudy Ring

State senator Stacey Campfield, who had become an embarrassment to the Republican Party with his extremely antigay views, went down to defeat Thursday.

Scott Lively: 'Not Unhappy' Uganda's Antigay Law Struck Down
August 08 2014 3:30 PM ET

Scott Lively: 'Not Unhappy' Uganda's Antigay Law Struck Down

Trudy Ring

The decision shows Ugandans are not his 'puppets,' says the antigay minister, who is being sued for spreading homophobia in the nation.

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