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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: Thomas Roberts Blasts Anti-LGBT Law on Russian TV
November 10 2013 3:04 PM ET

Thomas Roberts Blasts Anti-LGBT Law on Russian TV

Sunnivie Brydum

Speaking with the government-backed network RT just before he cohosted the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Russia, Roberts called the national ban on so-called gay propaganda 'definitive discrimination.'

WATCH: Trans Mormon to Ask for LDS Acceptance
November 10 2013 2:09 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Mormon to Ask for LDS Acceptance

Sunnivie Brydum

Leahnora Issak plans to petition the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to amend her records and recognize her as the woman she is.

Arkansas AG OKs Language for 2016 Marriage Equality Initiative
November 10 2013 8:19 AM ET

Could Arkansas Voters Enact Marriage Equality in 2016?

Sunnivie Brydum

Attorney General Dustin McDaniels previously approved language for a ballot initiative that would strike down the state's constitutional prohibition on marriage equality.

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Homophobic Dad is 'Man of Deep Integrity'
November 10 2013 6:40 AM ET

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Homophobic Dad 'of Deep Integrity'

Sunnivie Brydum

The Texas tea party Republican told Jay Leno his dad's antigay rhetoric is a factor of his faith, and the pastor's 'deep integrity.'

WATCH: Hawaii Passes Marriage Equality
November 09 2013 1:43 PM ET

WATCH: Hawaii Passes Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

After more than a week of often heated debate, Hawaii's House passed the Marriage Equality Act by a vote of 30-19. After a confirmation vote from the Senate, the bill will go to supportive Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his signature.

WATCH: Professor Shocks Partner with Surprise Musical Proposal
November 09 2013 9:00 AM ET

WATCH: Professor Shocks Partner with Musical Proposal

Sunnivie Brydum

RJ Mendoza was caught totally off-guard when his partner, Kevin Nadal, joined several Filipino-American stars to sing the couple's song, and ask RJ one very important question.

WATCH: Homophobes on Tragedy and Trans Fats
November 08 2013 7:23 PM ET

WATCH: Homophobes on Tragedy, Trans Fats

Trudy Ring

One right-winger calls marriage equality 'tragic,' while another likens homosexuality to trans fats.

GLAAD Appoints First Transgender Cochair
November 08 2013 3:51 PM ET

BREAKING: GLAAD Appoints First Transgender Cochair

Daniel Reynolds

The prominent LGBT organization has chosen trans activist Jennifer Finley Boylan as well as entertainment lawyer Steve Warren as co-chairs of its National Board of Directors.

Idaho Couples Sue for Marriage Equality
November 08 2013 3:34 PM ET

Idaho Couples Sue for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Four couples say Idaho's ban violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution.

WATCH: Thomas Roberts Hasn't Personally Experienced Russian Homophobia
November 08 2013 3:10 PM ET

WATCH: Thomas Roberts Hasn't Experienced Russian Homophobia

Sunnivie Brydum

The out MSNBC anchor filed reports from Moscow about Russia's anti-LGBT laws, the Miss Universe competition he's there to host, and the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Students Don Skirts to Support Agender Peer Who Was Set Aflame
November 08 2013 2:24 PM ET

Students Don Skirts to Support Agender Peer Who Was Set Aflame

Sunnivie Brydum

After a teen who identifies as agender — not male or female, but a nonbinary gender — was lit on fire on an Oakland bus, friends are rallying to lend support and help the family fund the victim's recovery.

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