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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.
Pastor Proud to Be Inspiration for Russian "Homosexual Propaganda" Ban
September 18 2013 4:56 PM ET

Pastor Proud to Be Inspiration for Russian "Homosexual Propaganda" Ban

Nicholas Cimarusti

Outspoken American pastor Scott Lively claims to have inspired Russia's recent ban on "homosexual propaganda."

Gay Mass. Candidate 'Comes Out' to Tea Party Dad
September 18 2013 1:13 PM ET

Gay Mass. Candidate 'Comes Out' to Tea Party Dad

Michelle Garcia

Carl Sciortino Sr. bemoans his son's politics.

Senate Confirms Lesbian as Judge of U.S. Court of Federal Claims
September 17 2013 6:48 PM ET

Senate Confirms Lesbian as Judge of U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Daniel Reynolds

The Senate confirmed Elaine Kaplan, the acting director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as a judge by a vote of 64-35.

Pa. Reps to Propose Bill Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Youth
September 17 2013 4:59 PM ET

Pa. Reps to Propose Bill Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Youth

Daniel Reynolds

Representatives Gerald Mullery and Brian Sims, who is gay, plan to sponsor a bill that would ban 'conversion therapy' for minors in Pennsylvania.

Gay Man Named Head Chaplain of Canadian Military
September 17 2013 4:09 PM ET

Gay Man Named Head Chaplain of Canadian Military

Daniel Reynolds

Brig. Gen. John Fletcher, a gay Anglican priest, was appointed Chaplain General of the Canadian Armed Forces.

ACLU Files Complaint on Behalf of Trans Nursing Student Denied Bathroom Rights
September 17 2013 3:03 PM ET

ACLU Files Complaint on Behalf of Trans Nursing Student Denied Bathroom Rights

Daniel Reynolds

A complaint filed by the ACLU states that a Florida technical school violated Title IX of the Civil Rights Act when it denied a transgender student access to gender-specific bathrooms.

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Loves Gays But Is 'Tired of Being Bullied' by Them
September 17 2013 2:10 PM ET

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Loves Gays But Is 'Tired of Being Bullied' by Them

Daniel Reynolds

The conservative talk show host expressed both love and sadness for the LGBT community.

Op-ed: How I Married 110 Same-Sex Couples
September 17 2013 5:05 AM ET

Op-ed: How I Married 110 Same-Sex Couples

Marilee Harrison

One secular celebrant's path to marrying more than 100 same-sex couples in New Mexico.

First Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Trans Rapper
September 16 2013 7:01 PM ET

First Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Trans Rapper

Sunnivie Brydum

Ashanti McAlister, 19, was found guilty of intentional homicide in the killing of 22-year-old Evon Young, a transgender rapper in Milwaukee.

WATCH: Russian Lawyer Comes Out as Trans In Protest of Anti-LGBT Laws
September 16 2013 6:18 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Lawyer Comes Out as Transgender

Sunnivie Brydum

Masha Bast, a human rights lawyer in Russia, revealed that she is transgender and spoke out against her country's violent crackdown on LGBT people.

WATCH: Gay Veterans Marry at Calif. Senior Home
September 16 2013 5:22 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Veterans Marry at Calif. Senior Home

Sunnivie Brydum

John Banvard, 95, and Gerard Nadeau, 67, were married at the Veterans Home of Chula Vista near San Diego last week.

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