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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.
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Thinks Gay Boy Scouts Are Pedophiles
May 29 2013 1:39 PM ET

Rep. Louie Gohmert Thinks Gay Boy Scouts Are Pedophiles

Sunnivie Brydum

The rabidly antigay congressman told fellow homophobes Tony Perkins and Texas governor Rick Perry that 17-year-old gay Boy Scouts are simply lying in wait to pounce on younger scouts.

WATCH: Michele Bachmann Isn't Seeking Reelection
May 29 2013 11:42 AM ET

Why We Hope Michele Bachmann Stays in Retirement

Sunnivie Brydum

The four-term congresswoman from Minnesota announced Tuesday that she will not seek a fifth term.

When A Straight Mormon Marries A Gay Mormon
May 28 2013 4:19 PM ET

When A Straight Mormon Marries A Gay Mormon

Michelle Garcia

Things get a little uncomfortable at dinner.

Gay Soldier Killed In Combat Helped Marriage Fight
May 28 2013 3:31 PM ET

Gay Soldier Killed In Combat Helped Marriage Fight

Michelle Garcia

Lori and Jeff Wilfhart said their son, the late Corporal Andrew Wilfhart, probably would have wanted to get married had he survived combat in Afghanistan.

Anonymous Gay Priest Comes Out In Book
May 28 2013 3:01 PM ET

Anonymous Gay Priest Comes Out In Book

Michelle Garcia

A priest who was initially the anonymous author on a book about being a gay man of the cloth has come out after the book has been reprinted.

Bryan Fischer: Gays and Mormons in Polygamy Plot
May 28 2013 2:07 PM ET

Bryan Fischer: Gays and Mormons in Polygamy Plot

Michelle Garcia

American Family Association pundit Bryan Fischer hypothesizes the alliance between LGBT activists and the Mormon Church.

Plan To Move ENDA Forward this July
May 28 2013 1:55 PM ET

Plan To Move ENDA Forward this July

Michelle Garcia

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley's bill may get a markup this July.

May 28 2013 12:21 PM ET

Trans Student Starts Nonprofit to Fund Surgeries

TUFF (Trans United Family and Friends) is a budding organization started by Jacob Rostovsky that promotes trans tolerance and support.

Is It Wrong to Perform at Michfest?
May 28 2013 6:00 AM ET

Is It Wrong to Perform at Michfest?

Karen Iris Tucker

With the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival sticking by its policy against admitting openly transgender women, some performers distance themselves or keep quiet.

Op-ed: We Are Not Gay, We Are Human
May 28 2013 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: We Are Not Gay, We Are Human

Kerry Eleveld

Democrats not only missed an opportunity to help on immigration reform, they missed the point, argues Kerry Eleveld.

PHOTOS: Matthew and Ben's Wedding Day
May 27 2013 11:10 PM ET

PHOTOS: Matthew and Ben's Wedding Day

Advocate.com Editors

U.S. Marine Captain Matthew Phelps and fiance Ben Schock tie the knot in a ceremony full of laughter, tears, and gratitude.

Colo. House Speaker and Partner Get Civil Unionized
May 26 2013 4:22 PM ET

Colo. House Speaker and Partner Get Civil

Sunnivie Brydum

House Speaker Mark Ferrandino and his partner Greg Wertsch took advantage of the civil union law the Speaker helped enact on Saturday.

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