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.
Miami Judge Rules Florida's Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Miami Judge Rules Florida's Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A judge ruled that Florida's marriage law is only in place to discriminate against same-sex couples.

Mormon Mass Resignation Held in Protest of Feminist's Ex-Communication

Mormon Mass Resignation Held in Protest of Feminist's Ex-Communication

Around 100 protestors gathered in Salt Lake City this week following the ousting of Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly from the Mormon faith.

Modern Family's Gay Dad Says NO WAY to Rick Santorum Photo

Which Modern Family Star Shot Down Rick Santorum?

Eric Stonestreet shot down the antigay politician's request during a Washington party.

Michele Bachmann Is Back With One of Her Most Homophobic Comments Ever

Michele Bachmann Is Back With One of Her Worst Comments Ever

If she does try to win the Republican nomination in 2016, expect more of this sort of thing.

WATCH: Model Andreja Pejic Comes Out as a Transgender Woman

WATCH: Model Comes Out as Transgender Woman

The famously androgynous model announced on 'Entertainment Tonight' that she has struggled with her gender identity since she was 13 years old, but finally feels secure enough to be open about it.

Exploring Faith, Sexuality and Safe Spaces Through Film and Art

Exploring Faith, Sexuality and Safe Spaces Through Film

Level Ground looks to create safe spaces for dialogue about faith, gender, and sexuality, using art exhibits and an annual film festival.

Op-Ed: Lessons From Filming a Trans Web Series

Op-ed: Lessons From Filming a Trans Web Series

Brothers director Emmett Lundberg explains how creating a show about trans people brings unique pressures to the casting process.

Op-ed: Why Janet Mock's New Job Gives Me Hope

Op-ed: Why Janet Mock's New Job Gives Me Hope

Janet Mock's appointment as a contributing editor at Marie Claire is a promising turning point for trans women controlling their own stories in media.

ART: Gay Jesus and Woman Christ

ART: Gay Jesus and Woman Christ

Even non-Christians may have some work to do to open their minds to these alternate artistic visions of Christianity.

Op-ed: Why Maura Healey Must Bust A New Glass Ceiling

Op-ed: Why Maura Healey Must Bust A New Glass Ceiling

Massachusetts' attorney general race isn't just a local matter.

WATCH: Trans Girl's Discrimination Sparks Change in Catholic School Policy

WATCH: Victory for Trans Girl Discriminated Against by Catholic School

In response to 11-year-old Tracey Wilson's human rights complaint, Vancouver's schools have become more open to trans students — though some say support doesn't go far enough.

WATCH: Kicked Out for Being Trans, Teen Explains How He Survived

WATCH: Homeless Trans Teen Retraces Path to Survival

Viewers get a rare glimpse into the daily struggles and resilience of a youth turned out of his home at age 15 for being transgender.

Even Conn. Agency Concerned by DCF's Handling of Trans Teen Jane Doe

Even Conn. Agency Worried by DCF's Handling of Trans Teen

Connecticut's Office of the Child Advocate took the Department of Children and Families to task after a months-long debacle involving a 16-year-old transgender girl.

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