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.
Labor Department Stalls on Trans Discrimination Review
June 04 2014 12:56 PM ET

Labor Department Stalls on Trans Discrimination Review

Parker Marie Molloy

In February, Labor Secretary Tom Perez announced that the department would begin reviewing 2012's Macy v. Holder case, determining how best to integrate that decision into department policy.

WATCH: Openly Gay Mayor Elected in Long Beach, Calif.
June 04 2014 12:41 PM ET

WATCH: Openly Gay Mayor Elected in Long Beach

Sunnivie Brydum

Robert Garcia becomes the first openly gay and first Latino mayor of Los Angeles suburb Long Beach, Calif.

WATCH: Jonah Hill Continues Apology Tour for Antigay Slur
June 04 2014 12:28 PM ET

WATCH: Jonah Hill Continues Apology Tour for Antigay Slur

Rebecca Juro

The actor was contrite in appearances on The Tonight Show and Good Morning America.

David LaChapelle on Life Ball, Censorship, and Identity
June 04 2014 4:00 AM ET

David LaChapelle on Life Ball, Censorship, and Identity

Parker Marie Molloy

Artist, photographer, and filmmaker David LaChapelle sounds off on his 'controversial' poster for Life Ball, the recent debate over slurs, censorship, and the importance of finding one's own identity.

Lambda Literary Announces 2014 Winners
June 03 2014 6:40 PM ET

Lambda Literary Announces 2014 Winners

Mitch Kellaway

Honorees included Alison Bechdel and Kate Bornstein, as well as the first ever Lammy given to an LGBT graphic novel.

SURVEY: What Are Your Wedding Plans?
June 03 2014 5:57 PM ET

SURVEY: What Are Your Wedding Plans?

Daniel Reynolds

The Knot and The Advocate are polling readers on the traditions and trends of same-sex marriage.

LGBT Republican Group GOProud Going Out of Business
June 03 2014 4:16 PM ET

The End of GOProud

Sunnivie Brydum

The gay conservative group officially closes up shop, though organizers say it will reemerge with a new name, format, and mission.

Trans Documentary Just Gender Launches Nationwide Screening Series
June 03 2014 3:21 PM ET

Trans Documentary Just Gender Screening Nationwide

Parker Marie Molloy

A new documentary aims to capture the humanity of the trans experience, putting a focus on areas of misinformation and ignorance.

World Health Org. Calls for Removal of Surgical Requirements for Legal Gender Change
June 03 2014 2:12 PM ET

WHO: Remove Surgical Requirements for Legal Gender Change

Parker Marie Molloy

The World Health Organization released a detailed report urging national and local governing bodies to remove surgical requirements for legal gender recognition.

National Review Claims Laverne Cox Is 'Not a Woman,' Stirring Outrage
June 03 2014 1:34 PM ET June 03 2014 4:28 PM ET

Sun-Times Apologizes for Carrying Antitrans Op-ed

Rebecca Juro and Trudy Ring

The piece calls trans people delusional and refers to gender-confirmation surgery as 'mutilation'; the Chicago Sun-Times has apologized for republishing it.

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