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.
WATCH: R. Kelly Talks for First Time About Trans Son
June 24 2014 6:18 PM ET

WATCH: R. Kelly Talks for First Time About Trans Son

Parker Marie Molloy

The 'Trapped in the Closet' singer was asked for the first time about his newly out trans son.

Cards Against Humanity Cocreator Apologizes for 'Transphobic' Card
June 24 2014 4:46 PM ET

Cards Against Humanity Ditches 'Transphobic' Card

Parker Marie Molloy

In a game designed to offend, even one of the creators admits they may have gone a step too far.

Ralph Reed Working for MSNBC? It's True, Sources Say
June 24 2014 3:14 PM ET

Ralph Reed Working for MSNBC? It's True, Sources Say

Rebecca Juro

Maybe it's hard to see Ralph Reed and Rachel Maddow on the same team, but sources say it's true.

WATCH: Santorum, Others Invoke Nazis in Opposing LGBT Rights
June 24 2014 2:15 PM ET

Santorum: Fellow Right-Wingers Will Be Sent to Camps

Trudy Ring

It's been said that whoever makes the Nazi comparison first loses the argument. The antigay folks seem to be losing.

WATCH: Bill Maher Speculates About Karl Rove's 'Murdered Gay Lover' on 'The View'
June 24 2014 12:14 PM ET

WATCH: Bill Maher Speculates About Karl Rove's 'Murdered Gay Lover' on 'The View'

Jase Peeples

Bill Maher used a tactic from Karl Rove's own playbook during an episode of The View.

PHOTOS: Meet the First Trans Man Crowned 'Mr. Gay Philadelphia'
June 24 2014 6:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Meet the First Trans 'Mr. Gay Philly'

Mitch Kellaway

'It feels really important to be out as a visible, gay transguy,' says Lou Cutler, who recently became the first transgender man to claim Philadelphia's 'Mr. Gay' title.

Op-ed: Victories for Trans Health Care Are Closer Than We Dreamed
June 24 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Trans Health Care Victories Closer Than We Dreamed

Mara Keisling

Much has been achieved in the fight for transgender health care rights, but the director of the National Center for Transgender Equality says there is still work to be done.

Op-ed: Keep Saying 'I Do' After the Altar
June 24 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Keep Saying 'I Do' After the Altar

Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami

A year after its overturning, Prop. 8 plaintiffs and husbands Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami reflect on the progress of marriage equality.

LOOK: Will This Magazine Become the GQ of Trans Men?
June 23 2014 7:19 PM ET

LOOK: Will This Magazine Become the GQ of Trans Men?

Mitch Kellaway

A new publication aims to be the go-to lifestyle magazine for transgender men.

WATCH: Trans Priest Takes Pulpit at Washington National Cathedral
June 23 2014 5:46 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Priest Takes Pulpit at National Cathedral

Mitch Kellaway

The Reverend Dr. Cameron Partridge shared a message of inclusion in a history-making sermon.

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