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: Catholic Nun Shocks Italy's 'The Voice'
March 21 2014 1:03 PM ET

WATCH: Catholic Nun Shocks Italy's The Voice

Michael O'Loughlin

A 25-year-old nun wows judges with rendition of Alicia Keys's "No One."

WATCH: Antigay Leader Predicts 'Revolution' in Response to LGBT Movement
March 21 2014 5:00 AM ET

WATCH: Antigay Leader Predicts 'Revolution' in Response to LGBT Movement

Michael O'Loughlin

Fringe pastor Scott Lively claims a revolution is at hand to fight the gay agenda.

New Morality Clauses for Catholic School Teachers
March 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

New Morality Clauses for Catholic School Teachers

Michael O'Loughlin

New rules govern how teachers at Catholic schools in Cincinnati must conduct private lives.

Nate Silver Steps Into First Controversy at New Site
March 20 2014 8:27 PM ET

Nate Silver Steps Into First Controversy at New Site

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Gay statistician and politics guru Nate Silver drew fire this week for hiring a polarizing science writer, Roger Pielke Jr., for Silver's newly launched website.

WATCH: Lesbian Visits Harlem Church for Her Stoning
March 20 2014 3:43 PM ET

WATCH: Lesbian Visits Harlem Church for Her Stoning

Trudy Ring

The church has displayed a sign reading 'Jesus Would Stone Homos,' but a staff member appeared mystified when a woman turned up saying she was there for her stoning.

More Than 47,000 Petition White House to Recognize Nonbinary Genders
March 20 2014 2:37 PM ET

Nearly 50,000 Petition White House to Recognize Nonbinary Genders

Parker Marie Molloy

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition urging the Obama administration to legally recognize nonbinary genders.

Op-Ed: Gay and Faithful Aren't Mutually Exclusive
March 20 2014 12:27 PM ET

Op-ed: Gay and Faithful Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Michael O'Loughlin

The Catholic League's Bill Donohue hasn't grasped that there are openly LGBT people of faith.

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Dead at 84
March 20 2014 12:25 PM ET March 20 2014 5:10 PM ET

WBC Founder Fred Phelps Dead at 84

Sunnivie Brydum

One of Fred Phelps's estranged sons confirmed to media that the patriarch of the Westboro Baptist Church died in hospice care Wednesday night.

Chelsea Manning Seeks Legal Name Change
March 20 2014 11:39 AM ET

Chelsea Manning Seeks Legal Name Change

Parker Marie Molloy

After coming out as transgender last August, the WikiLeaks source is seeking to make her name change official.

Iraq: A Gay Soldier’s View
March 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

Iraq: A Gay Soldier’s View

Rob Smith

On the 11th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq, gay former soldier Rob Smith remembers the harrowing events.

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