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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.
French Marriage Equality Opponent 'Very Scared' Of Right-Wing Backlash
May 25 2013 3:02 PM ET

French Marriage Equality Opponent 'Very Scared' Of Right-Wing Backlash

Sunnivie Brydum

Frigide Barjot, a French conservative former satirist who believes one can oppose marriage equality without being antigay, says she's been threatened by right-wing activists who believe she's too accepting.

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Nominee Says Gays Are 'Ikky'
May 25 2013 12:35 PM ET

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Nominee Says Gays Are 'Ikky'

Sunnivie Brydum

E.W. Jackson's Twitter account confirms the Lt. Gov. hopeful's long legacy of antigay, Islamophobic extremism.

Ukrainian LGBT Pride Event Blocked
May 24 2013 7:32 PM ET

Ukrainian LGBT Pride Event Blocked

Trudy Ring

A court agreed with Kiev city officials' concerns about security and canceled what would have been the nation's first pride march.

Puerto Rico House Approves Antidiscrimination Bill
May 24 2013 6:19 PM ET

Puerto Rico House Approves Antidiscrimination Bill

Trudy Ring

The bill now moves to the governor for his promised signature.

Obama Nominates Lesbian Attorney for Second EEOC Term
May 24 2013 2:52 PM ET

Obama Nominates Lesbian Attorney for Second EEOC Term

Trudy Ring

Chai Feldblum is the first out LGBT person to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Transgender Woman Alleges Discrimination by Bridal Shop
May 24 2013 1:22 PM ET

Trans Bride Sues, Was Told Men Can't Try on Wedding Gowns

Trudy Ring

She says she was told men couldn't try on wedding dresses.

Nevada Takes Another Step Toward Marriage Equality
May 23 2013 6:41 PM ET

Nevada Takes Another Step Toward Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The state Assembly approved a pro-equality constitutional amendment, but it faces another round of legislative and citizen votes.

May 23 2013 5:24 PM ET

WATCH: Flash Mob Gay Marriage Proposal in Central Park

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Carl Marucci went big to propose to boyfriend Drew Marsenison in front of Bethesda Fountain.

Transgender High School Senior Skips Graduation Over School's Transphobic Policy
May 23 2013 3:39 PM ET

Transgender High School Senior Skips His Graduation

Sunnivie Brydum

Damian Garcia said he's 'fully respecting' the school's decision and himself by not attending the graduation ceremony.

PHOTOS: Real Weddings, Real People
May 23 2013 6:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Real Weddings, Real People

Christopher Harrity

These are the memories you will want to keep forever.

Donald Rumsfeld Isn't Sure, But Says Marriage Equality Might Lead to Polygamy
May 22 2013 7:01 PM ET

Donald Rumsfeld Isn't Sure, But Marriage Equality Might Lead to Polygamy

Lucas Grindley

During this book tour, the former Defense secretary has joked that he's so often wrong it no longer makes him blush.

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