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: Atlanta Trans Women Beaten on Train as Bystanders Film
May 30 2014 8:31 AM ET

WATCH: Atlanta Trans Women Beaten on Train

Parker Marie Molloy

Two transgender women were beaten aboard an Atlanta commuter train as fellow passengers shouted at the victims.

Antigay Group: Return Harvey Milk Stamp to Sender
May 30 2014 6:53 AM ET

Antigay Group: Return Harvey Milk Stamp to Sender

Trudy Ring

The American Family Association, a Christian right group, says the faithful shouldn't buy the stamp bearing the likeness of 'predator' Harvey Milk and should refuse to accept mail bearing it.

Op-ed: My Kid's First Dress
May 30 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: My Kid's First Dress

Yuvi Zalkow

A dad realizes he supports his kid's exploration of gender identity more than he expected.

Fired Gay Teachers Seek Meeting With Pope
May 30 2014 4:00 AM ET

Fired Gay Teachers Seek Meeting With Pope

Michael O'Loughlin

HRC petitions pope to change stance on firing gay teachers.

WATCH: Poet Performs Powerful 'Letter to the Girl I Used to Be'
May 29 2014 3:46 PM ET

WATCH: Poet's Powerful 'Letter to the Girl I Used to Be'

Mitch Kellaway

Poet Ethan Smith gives voice to the struggle that arises when seeking your truth means separating from a part of who you were.

Report: More Than 2,000 Incidents of Anti-LGBT Violence in 2013
May 29 2014 3:36 PM ET

Report: More Than 2,000 Incidents of Anti-LGBT Violence in 2013

Parker Marie Molloy

In its annual report, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs provides dire news for intersectionally oppressed LGBT people.

Pa. Republican Congressman Voices Support for Marriage Equality
May 29 2014 2:52 PM ET

Pa. Repub.: 'Life Is Too Short' to Oppose Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Charlie Dent joins a few other Republicans in Congress in supporting equal marriage rights, while in other Pennsylvania news, the mayor of Pittsburgh is going to officiate a wedding ceremony for multiple same-sex couples.

'Duck Dynasty' Star to Speak at Republican Leadership Conference
May 29 2014 2:13 PM ET

Duck Dynasty Star to Speak at Republican Leadership Conference

Jase Peeples

Phil Robertson, the reality TV star whose racist and homophobic comments ignited a firestorm of controversy in December, has been chosen to address the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference.

Utah Republican Admits Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable
May 29 2014 2:03 PM ET

Utah Repub. Admits Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable

Sunnivie Brydum

Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican from Utah, says anyone who doesn't believe marriage equality will soon be the law of the land 'just isn't living in the real world.'

Carmen Carrera Fires Back at T Word Critics
May 29 2014 12:39 PM ET

Carmen Carrera Fires Back at Critics

Daniel Reynolds

'I want to be respected as a woman, as a mother, as a wife. That’s why I transition,' Carrera said, responding to critics about why she would never advocate for the use of the word 'tranny.'

Laverne Cox and 'Transgender Tipping Point' Cover Time
May 29 2014 10:32 AM ET

Laverne Cox Covers Time

Parker Marie Molloy

After briefly topping the Time 100 public poll, Laverne Cox becomes the first openly transgender person to appear on the storied magazine's cover.

Op-ed: What Would Harvey Milk Think?
May 29 2014 5:30 AM ET

Op-ed: What Would Harvey Milk Think?

Evan Low

Gay politician Evan Low knows how far we've come since the days of Harvey Milk's trailblazing activism, but he wonders what Milk would think of our progress.

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