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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.
NYC: Million Dollar Labor Campaign Targets Quinn
April 09 2013 4:10 PM ET

NYC: Million Dollar Labor Campaign Targets Quinn

Michelle Garcia

A group of labor and political activists are targeting New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for not being favorable enough to issues on the left.

Congressman Doesn't Support 'Sex Changes' Because He 'Likes Being a Boy'
April 09 2013 3:36 PM ET

Congressman Doesn't Support 'Sex Changes' Because He 'Likes Being a Boy'

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Broun, a medical doctor, talks about gender transition surgery during an economic talk at a local town hall meeting.

Eyewitness Report: Amsterdam's Anti-Putin Protest
April 09 2013 3:18 PM ET

Eyewitness Report: Amsterdam's Anti-Putin Protest

Russian activist: Homeland crackdown 'a step foward'; Plus: 25 photos from the protest

N.M. Governor Vetoes Bill To Help Gay Military Families
April 09 2013 3:06 PM ET

N.M. Governor Vetoes Bill To Help Gay Military Families

Michelle Garcia

Gov. Martinez, however, approved the exact same bill worded to only support heterosexual-headed military families.

Rep. Salmon's Gay Son Struggled With Reparative Therapy
April 09 2013 2:33 PM ET

Rep. Salmon's Gay Son Struggled With Reparative Therapy

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Matt Salmon's son said he had experienced years of reparative therapy before finally deciding to live as an openly gay man.

April 09 2013 1:00 PM ET

The Trans 100 at We Happy Trans

Santorum: GOP Supporting Marriage Would Be 'Suicidal'
April 09 2013 11:51 AM ET

Santorum: GOP Supporting Marriage Would Be 'Suicidal'

Michelle Garcia

He also said the American public has not fully thought out their support of marriage equality.

'Love Free or Die,' Film on Bishop Gene Robinson, Comes to DVD
April 09 2013 2:44 AM ET

Love Free or Die, Film on Bishop Gene Robinson, Comes to DVD

Trudy Ring

The award-winning documentary is available today from Wolfe Video. Read our interview with Bishop Robinson below.

WATCH: Two Men Marry in Traditional African Ceremony
April 08 2013 7:06 PM ET

WATCH: Two Men Marry in Traditional African Ceremony

Neal Broverman

A same-sex ceremony honors traditional African culture.

Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Are Engaged!
April 08 2013 6:57 PM ET

Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Are Engaged!

View at SheWired.com

April 08 2013 5:44 PM ET

Wait, Is Cher Dead? Margaret Thatcher Hashtag Causes Twitter Confusion

View at Gay.net

Following Margaret Thatcher's death, the Twitter hashtag #nowthatchersdead causes confusion that's probably amusing to everyone but Cher.

Second Ill. GOP State Rep Supports Marriage Equality
April 08 2013 4:25 PM ET

Second Ill. GOP State Rep Supports Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The bill, which has already been passed by the state Senate, is within about a dozen votes of the 60 needed to pass the House.

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