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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, we report on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Brian Sims and Tammy Baldwin, and their work to advance the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn 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.

Big groups like the HRC had focused on more populous states, but these days that seems to be changing.

March 17 2015 7:30 AM

National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund executive director Rea Carey says we can no longer tolerate the financial inequality that queer women face.

March 17 2015 7:00 AM

Trans man Michael Hughes was perfectly happy living stealth, as a family man in Rochester, Minn. Then lawmakers started targeting his community.

March 17 2015 6:15 AM

The former congressman talks to The Advocate about his autobiography and, as we've grown to expect, doesn't hold back.

March 17 2015 4:00 AM

Artists adopt the power of the poster to raise awareness for LGBT immigration reform.

March 16 2015 5:00 AM

Out State Sen. Ricardo Lara believes that Matthew McLaughlin’s ballot initiative calling for gay people to be shot to death violates the state’s code of conduct for attorneys.

March 15 2015 6:19 AM

Texas Rep. Cecil Bill introduced legislation designed to let individuals refuse to serve LGBT people as a 'conscientious objector.'

March 13 2015 4:30 PM