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.
STUDY: LGBT Teachers Less Likely to Challenge Antigay Bullying

STUDY: LGBT Teachers Less Likely to Challenge Antigay Bullying

A new study reveals gay and lesbian teachers are less likely to challenge homophobia in schools because they fear for their jobs.

Russian Legislator Says Government Cannot Selectively Enforce Antigay Laws During Olympics

Lawmaker: Russia Can't Suspend Antigay Laws During Olympics

Vitaly Milonov claims the Russian government does not have the power to suspend the enforcement of the country’s newly-approved antigay legislation during the Sochi Olympics.

Don't Bother Boycotting Vodka, Says Russian LGBT Activist

Don't Bother Boycotting Vodka, Says Russian Activist

A prominent LGBT activist in Russia says a proposed boycott on Russian vodka won't have any impact on antigay attitudes in the country.

Court Saves Gay Filipino Immigrant From Deportation

Court Saves Gay Immigrant From Deportation

A federal appeals court ruled to not deport a gay Filipino immigrant, who may face persecution if returned to his native country.

Stoli Responds to LGBT Boycott Of Russian Products

Stoli Responds to LGBT Boycott

The SPI Group, which owns Stolichnaya Vodka, responds to a recent boycott promoted by Dan Savage and other LGBT activists.

Library of Congress Acquires Papers of Gay Pioneer Lilli Vincenz

Library of Congress Acquires Lesbian Pioneer's Papers

Lilli Vincenz, who recorded many of the significant events of the LGBT rights movement, donated her papers to the nation's oldest cultural institution.

Russian Church Leaders Say Gays are Causing the Apocalypse

Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, leader of the Russian Orthodox church, says that same-sex marriage is going to trigger the end of the world.

Former Ex-Gay Supporter Apologizes to LGBT Community

Former Ex-Gay Staffer Apologizes to LGBT Community

Randy Thomas, formerly of Exodus International, issued a public apology for the damage he caused many people over the years he supported the ex-gay movement.

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