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: Whose Job Is It to Make Colleges More Trans-Inclusive?
December 04 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Whose Job Is It to Make Colleges More Trans-Inclusive?

Lance Cox and Lott Hill

Administrators tacitly assume trans students will do the legwork. Trans students demand that uninformed administrators know how to operate without institutional protocols in place. If the two don't talk, one thing is guaranteed: Trans students lose out.

LGBT Allies Confirmed to EEOC
December 03 2014 7:42 PM ET

LGBT Allies Confirmed to Federal Agency

Sunnivie Brydum

Two candidates with long histories of supporting the LGBT community were confirmed to the powerful Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with a Senate vote today.

N.J. Trans Veterans Win Important Fight to Change Names on Military Records
December 03 2014 5:54 PM ET

Trans Vets Win Important Fight to Change Names on Military Records

Mitch Kellaway

In a potentially game-changing move, the U.S. Army has allowed two transgender veterans to update their names on their discharge papers.

Florida Could Have Marriage Equality In January
December 03 2014 5:08 PM ET

Florida Could Have Marriage Equality In January

Sunnivie Brydum

State officials can still appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of extending a hold on a pro-equality ruling; otherwise, marriages begin January 6.

WATCH: Pastor Calls for LGBT Holocaust to Eradicate AIDS by Christmas
December 03 2014 4:13 PM ET

Pastor Calls for LGBT Holocaust to Eradicate AIDS by Christmas

Stevie St. John

Outrageously homophobic pastor Steven Anderson, who previously made headlines for praying for the president's death, says killing off LGBT people could usher in an AIDS-free holiday season.

WATCH: Meet the Trans Christian Woman Fighting for Mississippi Equality
December 03 2014 1:56 PM ET

WATCH: This Trans Christian Is Fighting for Miss. Equality

Mitch Kellaway

In a possible first for trans visibility in a televised public education campaign, Blossom Brown shares her story with HRC's 'All God's Children' series.

What Does Judaism Say About LGBT People?
December 03 2014 5:33 AM ET

What Does Judaism Say About LGBT People?

Stevie St. John

Rabbi Denise Eger, the lesbian rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, on Judaism and LGBT people.

Supportive Mom Publishes New Birth Announcement for Trans Son
December 02 2014 6:24 PM ET

Supportive Mom Publishes New Birth Announcement for Trans Son

Trudy Ring

The teen's 1995 birth announcement was in error, says his mother, adding that loving him is 'the easiest thing in the world.'

Pro-Equality Repub Rob Portman Won't Seek Presidency
December 02 2014 3:16 PM ET

Pro-Equality Repub Rob Portman Won't Seek Presidency

Trudy Ring

Portman, the first Republican U.S. senator to endorse marriage equality, says he'll run for reelection to the Senate instead.

Marc Solomon's New Book Recounts Marriage Equality Strategies
December 02 2014 3:02 PM ET

How Emotion and Momentum Won the Marriage Equality Fight

Matt Baume

Freedom to Marry's national campaign director reflects on the behind-the-scenes strategy that won marriage nearly nationwide.

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