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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: Mary Cheney Called a 'Lesbian Bigot'
November 20 2013 2:50 PM ET

WATCH: Mary Cheney Called a 'Lesbian Bigot'

Lucas Grindley

In Liz Cheney's quest for the Senate, Mary Cheney's family further becomes a political football.

WATCH: Pastor Suspended for Same-Sex Wedding Says He'll Perform More
November 20 2013 2:48 PM ET

WATCH: Pastor Suspended for Same-Sex Wedding Says He'll Perform More

Trudy Ring

Rev. Frank Schaefer says he'll continue to advocate for LGBT people even if he is stripped of his ministerial credentials.

Texas: Military Spouse Takes Extra Steps, Still Denied Benefits
November 20 2013 1:56 PM ET

Texas: Military Spouse Takes Extra Steps, Still Denied Benefits

Michelle Garcia

The wife of a female member of the Texas National Guard says she was denied housing benefits despite going through the extra steps required for same-sex couples to receive benefits.

Mo. Rep. Seeks to Impeach Gov. for Authorizing Gay Tax Returns
November 20 2013 1:38 PM ET

Mo. Rep. Seeks to Impeach Gov. for Authorizing Gay Tax Returns

Daniel Reynolds

State representative Nick Marshall is calling for the impeachment of Missouri governor Jay Nixon, after the latter's decision last week to allow married gay and lesbian couples to file state tax returns jointly.

READ: Obama Marks Gettysburg Address With Handwritten, Gay-Inclusive Letter
November 20 2013 1:26 PM ET

READ: Obama Marks Gettysburg With Handwritten, Gay-Inclusive Letter

Sunnivie Brydum

President Obama paid homage to the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with a handwritten letter lauding the ongoing fight for equality.

Equality House Gets Makeover for Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20 2013 1:22 PM ET

Equality House Gets Makeover for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Jase Peeples

The home, located across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church, has adopted the colors of the transgender flag in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance.

WATCH: Santorum Tells Colbert Heterosexuals Have Lost Marriage
November 20 2013 12:26 PM ET

WATCH: Santorum Tells Colbert Heteros Have Lost Marriage

Jase Peeples

Stephen Colbert ruthlessly mocked an oblivious Rick Santorum during his appearance on last night’s episode of The Colbert Report.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Those We've Lost in 2013
November 20 2013 6:10 AM ET

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Those We've Lost in 2013

Advocate.com Editors

A look back at a few of the transgender men and women who have been slain this year.

10 Things to Know: Bayard Rustin
November 20 2013 5:00 AM ET

10 Things to Know: Bayard Rustin

Michelle Garcia

Here's a rundown on the man responsible for one of the largest peaceful demonstrations in American history.

European Parliament Member Comes Out as Transgender, Rape Survivor
November 19 2013 6:53 PM ET

European Parliament Member Comes Out as Transgender, Rape Survivor

Trudy Ring

There has been a largely supportive reaction to Nikki Sinclaire's revelations, despite a sensationalistic headline in one U.K. tabloid.

'Ex-Gay' Therapist Leading Air Force Academy's Cadet Counseling
November 19 2013 3:36 PM ET

'Ex-Gay' Therapist Leading Air Force Academy's Cadet Counseling

Sunnivie Brydum

Mike Rosebush has spent more than two decades advocating for the discredited therapeutic practice that aims to turn gay people straight. He's now the head of the cadet counseling program at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Methodist Minister Convicted of Performing Same-Sex Wedding
November 19 2013 2:18 PM ET

Methodist Minister Convicted of Performing Same-Sex Wedding

Trudy Ring

Rev. Frank Schaefer broke church law by acting as officiant when his son married a man, a church court ruled Monday.

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