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.
Gay Intern Who Saved Rep. Giffords Targeted With Antigay Fliers in Recall Election

Gay Intern Who Saved Rep. Giffords Targeted With Antigay Fliers in Recall Election

Daniel Hernandez Jr. is facing unabashedly antigay attacks in a petition to recall him from a Tucson-area school board.

Russian Lawmaker Wants to Offer Free 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Russian Lawmaker Wants to Offer Free 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

The high-ranking official also wants to reinstate Russia's ban on gay people giving blood or donating organs.

LGBT Organization Plans Protest of Coca Cola Olympic Sponsorship

LGBT Organization Plans Protest of Coca Cola Over Olympics

Queer Nation is asking the Coca Cola Company to stop sponsoring hate with a protest planned for August 28 in Times Square.

White House to Host Meeting on Bisexual Issues

White House to Host Meeting on Bisexual Issues

The closed-door session, set for next month, is likely the first of its kind.

Right-Wing Group Sues Over N.J. Ex-Gay Therapy Ban

Right-Wing Group Sues Over N.J. 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban

Liberty Counsel filed the suit Thursday; one attorney with the group says Gov. Chris Christie is making war on Christianity.

Russia Forbids Protests, Rallies Near Olympics Site

Russia Forbids Protests, Rallies Near Olympics Site

The move, said to be an antiterrorism measure, has implications for those planning to protest the nation's antigay law.

Germany To Recognize Third Gender

The acknowledgment allows intersex children to grow up and decide their gender for themselves.

WATCH: San Antonio Councilwoman Defends Antigay Remarks

WATCH: San Antonio Councilwoman Defends Antigay Remarks

Elisa Chan, who was caught on a secret audio tape calling LGBT people 'disgusting,' said her views are protected by the U.S. Constitution.

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