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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, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.
May 17 2013 1:02 PM ET

Michael Musto Fired at Village Voice

Fellow columnists Michael Feingold, Robert Sietsema also fired

Trans Activists Highlight Military's Step Forward
May 16 2013 6:25 PM ET

Trans Activists Highlight Military's Step Forward

Lucas Grindley

This could be the first time the Department of Defense has ever recognized the existence of trans veterans.

Republicans in Minnesota Say They Won't Try Overturning Marriage Law
May 16 2013 11:12 AM ET

Minnesota GOP Candidates Don't Like Marriage Law, But Won't Fight It

Lucas Grindley

Gov. Mark Dayton has put himself out there on marriage equality, but his Republican opponents indicate they won't make it an issue.

May 16 2013 10:40 AM ET

Boy George Says David Cameron Screwed Up

View at Pink News

Harry Reid Cites Lesbian Niece in New Call for ENDA
May 16 2013 10:25 AM ET

Harry Reid Cites Lesbian Niece in New Call for ENDA

Lucas Grindley

The majority leader told reporters that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has "a chance" of getting a vote in the Senate this year.

Transphobic, Antigay Bills Creep Into Texas Senate
May 15 2013 7:04 PM ET

Transphobic, Antigay Bills Creep Into Texas Senate

Sunnivie Brydum

At the end of the legislative session, Republican lawmakers in Texas are trying to quietly pass bills that activists say are transphobic and antigay.

Nevada Gov Primed to Sign Trans-Inclusive Hate Crime Bill
May 15 2013 4:42 PM ET

Nevada Gov Primed to Sign Trans-Inclusive Hate Crime Bill

Michelle Garcia

The Nevada assembly passed legislation Tuesday to address hate crimes against transgender people.

May 15 2013 4:37 PM ET

Jim Kolbe's Getting Married

Former GOP Congressman who voted for DOMA is now marrying his male partner.

Polls Show Pro-Equality Majorities in Mich., Ariz., and Va.
May 15 2013 3:56 PM ET

Polls Show Marriage Support in 3 Surprising States

Sunnivie Brydum

All three states currently have constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage.

WATCH: Today's Tearjerker Featuring Binational Couple With 'Missing Husband'
May 15 2013 3:31 PM ET

WATCH: Today's Tearjerker Featuring Binational Couple With 'Missing Husband'

David Artavia

Jason and David fell in love seven years ago but have been separated 17 times thanks to DOMA.

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