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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.

Wolfe, whose group has helped elect numerous LGBT candidates to office during his tenure, will leave at the end of the year.

September 11 2014 3:06 PM

The first congressional candidate to feature a same-sex couple in her campaign might surprise you — because she's a Republican.

September 10 2014 3:58 PM

This November, thousands of trans people in ten Southern and Midwestern U.S. states will face strict photo ID laws that may bar them from voting.

September 10 2014 2:32 PM

Two out candidates vying for statewide seats won their primary challenges Tuesday night.

September 10 2014 2:23 PM

Can trans people trust HRC now? Maybe, if the organization can prove worthy of it.

September 10 2014 5:00 AM

Interviewed just hours after his historic apology to trans people at the Southern Comfort conference, Griffin talks to Advocate contributor Rebecca Juro about HRC's plans and priorities.

September 08 2014 5:57 PM

Maura Healey is no stranger to landmark lawsuits — she led the first successful challenge to DOMA — but now she wants to be the top lawyer in the land.

September 07 2014 12:20 PM