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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.

Not too long ago, openly LGBT people were denied federal security clearances. These days, the CIA has an extensive strategy in place to help trans employees confirm their gender expression.

August 14 2014 4:00 AM

One of Texas's most prominent antigay activists is divorced from his wife, who is now in a relationship with another woman.

August 13 2014 2:23 PM

After failing to win a seat at the table inside the summit, HRC and Human Rights First are sizing up the potential impact on the lives of LGBTs from the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

August 13 2014 5:30 AM

President Obama welcomes foreign LGBT athletes to the United States for Gay Games 9 in Cleveland, Ohio.

August 10 2014 12:56 PM

State senator Stacey Campfield, who had become an embarrassment to the Republican Party with his extremely antigay views, went down to defeat Thursday.

August 08 2014 8:02 PM

Nearly a year after being refused entrance to a popular Denver gay bar, a state regulatory agency has ruled in favor of 27-year-old Vito Marzano.

August 07 2014 4:55 PM
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