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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.

Read this exclusive 1986 interview between Bayard Rustin and Joseph Beam about gay rights, which is now available in the republished book Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin.

January 01 2015 7:00 AM

Will our advocacy be real and encompass all people who face marginalization and oppression?

January 01 2015 3:00 AM

The Advocate has as a long tradition of pausing at the end of each year to reflect on who among our coverage wins for the most homophobic, transphobic, and downright reprehensible.

December 31 2014 10:00 AM

Or, the three words that defined 2014, according to our entirely unscientific research.

December 31 2014 8:00 AM

As the 2016 race heats up, voters will want to know where the Republican Party stands on marriage.

December 30 2014 12:28 PM

It's time to kick things up a notch.

December 30 2014 10:00 AM

The firefighters objected to the parade assignment on religious grounds, but the state Supreme Court said they were required simply to perform a duty, not endorse the parade.

December 29 2014 8:41 PM