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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.
BBC Commissions Transgender Sitcom
August 22 2014 5:06 PM ET

BBC Commissions Transgender Sitcom

Rebecca Juro

Boy Meets Girl will revolve around a trans woman's romance with a younger man.

4 Most Powerful Quotes From Florida's Latest Marriage Equality Ruling
August 22 2014 4:16 PM ET

4 Most Powerful Quotes In New Fla. Marriage Ruling

Matt Baume

Federal judge Robert L. Hinkle struck down Florida's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, using eloquent, unequivocal language to side with equality.

Twice-Divorced Florida AG: 'I'm Just Getting Started' Defending Marriage Ban
August 22 2014 3:53 PM ET

Twice-Divorced AG Brags About Defense of Fla. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says she's only just begun to defend marriage discrimination.

WATCH: Ariel Schrag's 'Adam' Reverses the Trans Coming-Out Narrative
August 22 2014 2:19 PM ET

WATCH: Adam Reverses the Trans Coming-Out Narrative

Mitch Kellaway

Adam isn't a transgender man — but when he's thrust into the LGBT subculture of 2000's New York and falls in love, pretending he's trans starts to make a wacky kind of sense.

Controversial Catch Phrase Revived on 'Project Runway'
August 22 2014 1:55 PM ET

Controversial Catch Phrase Revived on Project Runway

Parker Marie Molloy

In 2007, Project Runway star Christian Siriano popularized and then denounced the catch phrase, "hot tranny mess." Seven years later, another contestant brought it back.

August 22 2014 11:42 AM ET

Laverne Cox Honored in V Mag's Rebels Issue

The actress was nominated by OITNB co-star Natasha Lyonne

Op-ed: We Need an ENDA Worth Fighting For
August 22 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: We Need an ENDA Worth Fighting For

Rea Carey

As members of Congress head back to their districts for summer recess, remind them why we need an ENDA with a fair religious exemption.

Op-ed: What's Missing From Recent Trans Marriage Victory Celebrations?
August 22 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What's Missing From Recent Trans Marriage Victories?

Ezra Young

Trans lawyer Ezra Young explains how despite recent wins for trans men Thomas Beatie and Buck Angel, long-term change will require a deeper look at underlying legal biases.

Homophobe Scott Lively Will Be on Ballot for Mass. Governor
August 21 2014 7:10 PM ET

Homophobe Scott Lively Will Be on Ballot for Mass. Governor

Trudy Ring

The antigay minister has submitted enough valid petition signatures to get him on the ballot as an independent.

Philly-Area Trans Teen Commits Suicide on Train Tracks
August 21 2014 6:54 PM ET

Philly-Area Trans Teen Commits Suicide on Train Tracks

Mitch Kellaway

Riley Moscatel's highly public suicide is indicative of a troubling trend: Trans people have an exponentially higher rate of suicide attempts than nontrans folks.

Capitol Hill Staffers Blocked for Antitrans Wikipedia Edits
August 21 2014 4:26 PM ET

Capitol Hill Staffers Blocked for Antitrans Wikipedia Edits

Rebecca Juro

One user at a congressional IP address changed a description of Laverne Cox to say she is 'a real man pretending to be a woman.'

Federal Judge Rules Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
August 21 2014 4:16 PM ET

Federal Judge Rules Florida's Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Sunnivie Brydum and Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

This is the first federal judge to find that Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, approved by voters in 2008 as Amendment 2, violates the U.S. Constitution.

Tyler Oakley, Hannah Hart to Present Google With GLAAD Award
August 21 2014 3:54 PM ET

Tyler Oakley, Hannah Hart to Present Google With GLAAD Award

Daniel Reynolds

The tech giant is being honored for its LGBT advocacy at the GLAAD Gala San Francisco.

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