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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.
Thomas Roberts Will Go to Russia to 'Prove There's Hope'
October 17 2013 5:37 PM ET October 23 2013 11:37 PM ET

WATCH: Thomas Roberts's 'Tremendous Hypocrisy' in Russia

Sunnivie Brydum

The out MSNBC anchor will serve as a cohost of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, scheduled to take place in Moscow this November.

Portland Trail Blazers Become First NBA Team to Support Marriage Equality Bill
October 17 2013 4:54 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers Become First NBA Team to Support Marriage Equality Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The Trail Blazers were joined by Portland's men and women's soccer team in supporting a push to put marriage equality on the Oregon ballot in 2014.

Former GOP Official: Trans People Should Be 'Put in a Camp'
October 17 2013 4:48 PM ET

Former GOP Official: Trans People Should Be 'Put in a Camp'

Michelle Garcia

Todd Kincannon made several remarks about transgender women on Twitter.

LISTEN: Fla. Congresswoman's Inclusive Family Values Lead to Pro-Gay Kids
October 17 2013 3:37 PM ET

LISTEN: Fla. Congresswoman's Inclusive Family Values Lead to Pro-Equality Kids

Sunnivie Brydum

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz clearly raised her children right when it comes to considering marriage equality.

Oregon Will Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages
October 17 2013 2:41 PM ET

Oregon Will Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The decision allows Oregon authorities to recognize and extend benefits to same-sex couples who were legally married in other states and countries.

Maddow to New N.J. Sen. Booker: 'Fun Times Await You'
October 17 2013 12:56 PM ET

Maddow to New N.J. Sen. Booker: 'Fun Times Await You'

Sunnivie Brydum

Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be the next U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

Michigan Marriage Equality Will Go to Trial
October 17 2013 11:42 AM ET

Michigan Marriage Equality Will Go to Trial

Sunnivie Brydum

In a surprise move, a federal judge announced that he'll hold a trial to consider whether Michigan's statewide ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.

WATCH: Asheville, N.C. Register Accepts Marriage Applications from 10 Same-Sex Couples
October 17 2013 11:11 AM ET

WATCH: Same-Sex Marriage Applications Accepted in N.C.

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite a 2012 amendment that prohibits marriage equality, the register of deeds in Buncombe County, North Carolina, accepted marriage applications from ten same-sex couples on Tuesday.

WATCH: Asheville, N.C. Register Accepts Marriage Applications from 10 Same-Sex Couples
October 17 2013 11:11 AM ET

WATCH: Same-Sex Marriage Applications Accepted in N.C.

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite a 2012 amendment that prohibits marriage equality, the register of deeds in Buncombe County, North Carolina, accepted marriage applications from ten same-sex couples on Tuesday.

October 16 2013 9:00 PM ET

Miss Manners Doesn't Want Trouble When Introducing Married Gay Couples

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The advice columnist straightens out a reader unsure how to introduce married same-sex couples.

Homeowners Assn. President Receives Antigay Letter
October 16 2013 4:21 PM ET

Homeowners Assn. President Receives Antigay Letter

Michelle Garcia

Local police say they can't investigate the letter as a hate crime

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