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.
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves Aims to Educate the Trans Masses
May 02 2014 10:32 AM ET

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves Aims to Educate the Trans Masses

Parker Marie Molloy

A new book, five years in the making, hopes to provide one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on the complex and often misunderstood issues affecting trans individuals.

Wash. Supreme Court Gets First LGBT Justice
May 01 2014 7:10 PM ET

Wash. Supreme Court Gets First LGBT Justice

Sunnivie Brydum

Justice Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court Thursday, making her the first openly LGBT, Latina, and Asian-American person to sit on the high court.

GLAAD Cochair Jennifer Finney Boylan Joins Barnard College
May 01 2014 4:00 PM ET

Jennifer Finney Boylan Joins Barnard College

Parker Marie Molloy

The celebrated trans activist and author has been named the prestigious Seven Sisters school's inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer-in-Residence.

Biden Supports Antibias Order; Will Obama Take Action?
May 01 2014 3:19 PM ET

Biden Supports ENDA Exec. Order — Will Obama? 

Trudy Ring

The vice president says he sees no disadvantage to a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors.

Study: Marriage Initiatives Enticed Liberal Voters in 2012
May 01 2014 2:19 PM ET

Study: Marriage Initiatives Enticed Liberal Voters in 2012

Michelle Garcia

Ballot initiatives to establish marriage equality in three states and reject a ban in another drove voters to the polls in 2012.

Ousted Gay Administrator Finds New Gig at Wash. Public School
May 01 2014 1:53 PM ET

Ousted Gay Admin. Finds New Gig at Wash. Public School

Sunnivie Brydum

After being forced out of his position as vice principal at a Catholic high school in Washington, Mark Zmuda is slated to accept a new position as associate principal at Mercer Island High School.

Denied Hormone Treatment, Ohio Trans Prisoner Files Lawsuit
May 01 2014 10:34 AM ET

Denied Hormone Treatment, Ohio Trans Prisoner Files Lawsuit

Parker Marie Molloy

A transgender woman serving a three-year sentence is suing the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction after being denied medically necessary hormone treatments.

Matt Goss: 'I Do' Have a Passion for Equality
May 01 2014 8:00 AM ET

Matt Goss: 'I Do' Have a Passion for Equality

Jase Peeples

On the heels of the release of the his latest album, Life You Imagine, the debonair British crooner talks about his passion for marriage equality and reworking new tracks to be more inclusive.

Suit Aims to Strike Down Ohio Marriage Ban
April 30 2014 8:38 PM ET

Suit Aims to Strike Down Ohio Marriage Ban

Trudy Ring

The suit, filed today, is in addition to one calling on the state to recognize out-of-state same-sex unions.

Loopholes for Catholic Schools?
April 30 2014 7:33 PM ET

Loopholes for Catholic Schools?

Michael O'Loughlin

Catholic schools seek to define teachers as ministers to avoid compliance with antidiscrimination laws.

Catholic Bishops to Discuss Gay Unions, Family Life
April 30 2014 5:33 PM ET

Catholic Bishops to Discuss Gay Unions, Family Life

Michael O'Loughlin

At a meeting in Rome this fall, Catholic leaders will consider the church's teachings on a range of family issues.

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