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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.

For the first time in history, a city in India has elected a transgender Mayor.

January 04 2015 3:04 PM Updated

Discontent looms large in Gambia, a poor country with a president whose main goal has been eliminating LGBT people.

January 04 2015 7:00 AM

The Texas Tribune celebrates the departure of Governor Rick Perry with an amazing compilation of his biggest blunders.

January 04 2015 6:00 AM

The Advocate asked Human Rights First advocacy counsel Shawn Gaylord to compile a list of five of the most significant developing stories regarding LGBT rights, equality and threats to our community worldwide.

January 02 2015 9:00 AM

Actors, writers, activists, comedians and more make of the list of people to watch in the new year.

January 02 2015 7:00 AM

This 1985 essay by Barbara Smith, a scholar-activist who made contributions to social justice movements in civil rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and black feminism, recalls early moments of intersectionality between African-American and LGBT rights movements, yet resonates today in the wake of Ferguson.

January 02 2015 5:00 AM

After a storied career fighting illegal retaliation against low-wage workers and cases involving human trafficking, Kevin Kish is tapped to lead an agency beset by allegations.

January 01 2015 12:04 PM