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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: Many Positive Reactions to TIm Cook's Coming-Out — and One Truly Horrid One
October 31 2014 9:48 PM ET

WATCH: Many Positive Reactions to Tim Cook's Coming-Out — and One Truly Horrid One

Dawn Ennis

Media coverage of the Apple CEO's announcement was largely respectful, but one syndicated radio show radiated homophobia.

WATCH: NOM Targets Ark. Dem. Who Opposes Marriage Equality
October 31 2014 4:04 PM ET

WATCH: NOM Targets Ark. Dem. Who Opposes Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Being of two Senate Democrats who don't support marriage equality isn't antigay enough for the National Organization for Marriage's campaign in Arkansas.

Catholic Universities Draw Bishops' Ire Over Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses
October 31 2014 3:54 PM ET

Catholic Universities Draw Bishops' Ire Over Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

Stevie St. John

The Roman Catholic hierarchy is not pleased with decisions by universities, including Creighton and Notre Dame, to offer benefits to same-sex spouses of employees.

WATCH: Is Canadian Transgender Surgical Care Really Accessible?
October 31 2014 2:59 PM ET

WATCH: Is Canadian Gender-Affirming Surgery Really Accessible?

Mitch Kellaway

Trans residents of British Columbia are rallying this weekend to draw attention to their province's years-long wait lists for state-covered gender-affirming surgeries.

Rich Ross Named Discovery Channel President
October 31 2014 2:46 PM ET

Rich Ross Will Be Discovery Channel President

Jerry Portwood

The former chairman of the Walt Disney Studios will join Discovery in January 2015

October 31 2014 2:19 PM ET

Christine Quinn Is Back & Wants You to Vote for the Women's Equality Party

After a disappointing defeat, the New York politician is back with a new cause to fight for: She wants you to vote for the Women's Equality Party

Houston Mayor Withdraws Subpoenas Issued to Antigay Pastors
October 30 2014 8:25 PM ET

Houston Mayor Withdraws Subpoenas Issued to Antigay Pastors

Trudy Ring

The subpoenas have drawn much wrath from the right, but Mayor Annise Parker said she was not giving in to critics but serving the best interest of Houston.

WATCH: Antigay Pastor Says 'Upscale Sodomites' Spread Ebola at Starbucks
October 30 2014 5:12 PM ET

WATCH: Antigay Pastor Says 'Upscale Sodomites' Spread Ebola at Starbucks

Trudy Ring

Yes, another crazed rant from Harlem minister James David Manning, who says Starbucks is 'ground zero' for Ebola.

LISTEN: Edie Windsor's Message for Fla. Gov. Rick Scott
October 30 2014 4:44 PM ET

LISTEN: Edie Windsor's Message for Fla. Gov. Rick Scott

Sunnivie Brydum

'I implore you to use the power of your office to allow loving couples to marry now in your state,' says the woman who defeated DOMA.

Murdered Indianapolis Trans Woman's Family Seeks Answers
October 30 2014 3:44 PM ET October 30 2014 5:11 PM ET

Murdered Ind. Trans Woman's Family Seeks Answers

Mitch Kellaway

Tajshon 'Ashley' Sherman was found shot to death outside a housing complex, but police cannot yet determine how she got there and are searching for leads.

Southern Baptist Conference Wrap-Up: Shifting Rhetoric, Maintaining Anti-LGBT Beliefs
October 30 2014 3:41 PM ET

Southern Baptist Conference Wrap-Up: Shifting Rhetoric, Maintaining Anti-LGBT Beliefs

Stevie St. John

While some LGBT and allied voices advocated for change, the Southern Baptist Convention event in Nashville largely reflected the leadership's continued opposition to LGBT equality and acceptance.

Christian Mom Shares Story of Acceptance and Love for Trans Son
October 30 2014 3:16 PM ET

Christian Mom Shares Story of Acceptance and Love for Trans Son

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Christian mother Gina Kentopp had to question everything she believed and used her faith on her journey to accepting her transgender son.

20 Touching, Funny, and Silly Twitter Reactions to Tim Cook's Coming-Out
October 30 2014 2:55 PM ET

20 Touching, Funny Twitter Reactions to Tim Cook Coming Out

Dustin Diehl

Comedians, newsmakers, and fellow gay techies weigh in on Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement that he is gay.

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