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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: Go Inside the Gay and Trans Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail
November 18 2014 4:42 PM ET

WATCH: Go Inside the Gay and Trans Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail

Sunnivie Brydum

L.A. Weekly obtained unprecedented access to the ward occupied by gay men and transgender women inside the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail. 

The Best Quotes From Roberta Kaplan's Mississippi Marriage Hearing
November 18 2014 3:04 PM ET

Best Quotes From Miss. Marriage Hearing

Matt Baume

The lawyer who defeated DOMA returned to court last week to argue against Mississippi's marriage ban. We've collected some of her best points here.

Faith-Based Kansas City Shelter Won't Accept Same-Sex Married Couples
November 18 2014 2:31 PM ET

Faith-Based Shelter Won't Accept Same-Sex Married Couples

Stevie St. John

The head of City Union Mission says the shelter will not house same-sex couples together, even if they are able to legally marry in Kansas and Missouri.

Nashville Trans Woman Found Shot to Death
November 18 2014 2:25 PM ET

Nashville Trans Woman Found Shot to Death

Mitch Kellaway

Police are investigating how Gizzy Fowler came to be in the driveway of a stranger's Nashville residence, where she was found murdered outside her car.

OKCupid Unveils New Options for Gender, Sexuality
November 18 2014 2:01 PM ET

OKCupid Unveils New Options for Gender, Sexuality

Mitch Kellaway

The popular dating site will now allow a select group of users to choose from a wide range of new queer identifiers.

Will Pope Address LGBT Concerns at World Meeting of Families?
November 18 2014 1:52 PM ET

Will Pope Address LGBT Concerns at World Meeting of Families?

Stevie St. John

LGBT 'pilgrims,' representing different types of families, will attend the event next year in Philadelphia and hope for an audience with the pontiff.

In the Galleries: Benyamin Reich
November 18 2014 7:00 AM ET

In the Galleries: Benyamin Reich

Christopher Harrity

Benyamin Reich's photographs show the tension between sensuality and the strict formality of Orthodox Judaism.

WATCH: Manhattan, Your Homophobia Is Showing
November 17 2014 7:27 PM ET

WATCH: Manhattan, Your Homophobia Is Showing

Levi Chambers

A man is harassed on the streets for looking feminine.

Michigan Marriage Case Also Appealed to Supreme Court
November 17 2014 1:55 PM ET

Michigan Marriage Case Also Appealed to Supreme Court

Lucas Grindley

Might the Supreme Court pick a Michigan case to consider marriage equality?

The Plan B Option: What If Supreme Court Doesn't Deliver?
November 17 2014 1:00 PM ET

The Plan B Option: What If Supreme Court Doesn't Deliver?

Matt Baume

Organizers in the states with lingering marriage bans are hedging their bets, just in case the Supreme Court doesn't overturn those bans.

Transgender Pioneer Leslie Feinberg of Stone Butch Blues Has Died
November 17 2014 11:17 AM ET

Trans Pioneer, Stone Butch Blues Author Leslie Feinberg Dies

Advocate.com Editors

She was a pioneer in trans and lesbian issues, workers rights, and intersectionality long before anyone could define the phrase. Her partner, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and family offered us this obituary.

What Does Islam Really Say About LGBT People?
November 17 2014 9:00 AM ET

What Does Islam Really Say About LGBT People?

Stevie St. John

The founder of Muslims for Progressive Values criticizes 'deviant, draconian, and hateful' variants of Islam and advocates for LGBT and gender equality.

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