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.
Va. Dems Launch Posters 'Going Down' on Ken Cuccinelli

Va. Dems Launch Posters 'Going Down' on Ken Cuccinelli

The Democratic Party of Virginia has released a series of sexually suggestive campaign posters targeting Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli's fight to outlaw oral and anal sex.

Texas Judge Nixes Republican Antigay Dogma, Switches to Democrats

Judge Quits GOP Over Its Antigay Dogma

'I cannot tolerate a political party that demeans Texans based on their sexual orientation, the color of their skin, or their economic status,' says Carlo Key.

Former GOP Official: Trans People Should Be 'Put in a Camp'

Former GOP Official: Trans People Should Be 'Put in a Camp'

Todd Kincannon made several remarks about transgender women on Twitter.

Maddow to New N.J. Sen. Booker: 'Fun Times Await You'

Maddow to New N.J. Sen. Booker: 'Fun Times Await You'

Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be the next U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

Homeowners Assn. President Receives Antigay Letter

Homeowners Assn. President Receives Antigay Letter

Local police say they can't investigate the letter as a hate crime

Moldova Overturns Antigay Law, Seeks EU Admission

Moldova Overturns Antigay Law, Seeks EU Admission

The former Soviet country has repealed its 'gay propaganda' law in an effort to gain admission into the European Union.

WATCH: Gays Should 'Keep It Private,' Says Right-Wing Commentator

WATCH: Gays Should 'Keep It Private,' Says Right-Winger

Appearing at the Values Voter Summit, conservative columnist Star Parker also claimed gays are 'bringing hostility into the public square.'

LGBT Activists, Antigay Protesters Clash in St. Petersburg, Russia

LGBT Activists, Antigay Protesters Clash in Russia

The melee resulted in 67 people from both sides being detained by police.

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