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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.

Masha Gesen, a gay journalist in Russia, continued to speak out about what she calls the Kremlin's 'gay hate campaign' in a CNN roundtable discussion last week.

September 16 2013 1:26 PM

His bizarre claims are getting some attention in his country, one of the least accepting nations where LGBT people are concerned.

September 15 2013 9:11 PM

The Olympic Truce, a statement of international goodwill, says Russia 'will promote social inclusion without discrimination of any kind.'

September 15 2013 1:25 PM

The problem was not 'homophobia or sexism per se, but is the way society and people view women and gays,' the New York mayoral hopeful's chief strategist says.

September 14 2013 6:27 PM

Rising Republican star Ted Cruz says we do.

September 13 2013 8:30 PM