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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.
Christine Quinn's Next Political Move? Equality For Women
November 04 2014 6:40 AM ET

Christine Quinn's Next Political Move? Equality For Women

Katie Boyden

New York's former City Council speaker Christine Quinn is using her experience as a lesbian and a woman in politics by leading a new party.

Races to Watch for LGBT Voters: U.S. House
November 04 2014 5:10 AM ET November 05 2014 7:12 AM ET

Election Results for LGBT Voters: U.S. House

Advocate.com Editors

The list of Republicans keeping their seats in the House includes some of the most antigay.

Races to Watch for LGBT Voters: U.S. Senate
November 04 2014 3:30 AM ET November 05 2014 12:13 AM ET

Election Results for LGBT Voters: U.S. Senate

Advocate.com Editors

If forecasters are right, then the U.S. Senate verges of becoming more Republican, and more antigay.

Election Results for LGBT Voters: The Governors
November 04 2014 3:00 AM ET November 05 2014 7:08 AM ET

Election Results for LGBT Voters: The Governors

Advocate.com Editors

Among gubernatorial races was the possibility the country might elect its first-ever openly gay governor, but he lost a close contest.

Where LGBT Candidates Need the Most Help, Get the Least
November 04 2014 3:00 AM ET

Where LGBT Candidates Need the Most Help, Get Least

Kerry Eleveld

The Victory Fund is proud of its success rate, but it’s not taking enough chances where we need victories: the South and Midwest.

Election Results for LGBT Voters: In The States
November 03 2014 7:16 PM ET November 05 2014 7:57 PM ET

Election Results for LGBT Voters: In The States

Advocate.com Editors

The highest profile races are often at the federal level, but state legislatures and city leaders can make a big difference in LGBT lives.

WATCH: 6 Outrageous Quotes From I Stand Sunday
November 03 2014 6:09 PM ET

WATCH: 6 Outrageous Quotes From I Stand Sunday

Stevie St. John

At the I Stand Sunday rally in Houston, opponents of an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance portrayed themselves as victims of dictators and evildoers — and Phil Robertson promised he wouldn't use the women's restroom.

11 Most Shocking Tweets From #IStandSunday
November 03 2014 5:44 PM ET

11 Most Shocking Tweets From #IStandSunday

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Sunday's antigay rally in Houston tried to promote its agenda using #IStandSunday, but LGBT activists had other intentions for the hashtag.

Irish Trans Woman Settles Decades-Long Gender Recognition Battle
November 03 2014 4:38 PM ET

Irish Trans Woman's Gender Recognition Battle Finally Ends

Mitch Kellaway

Dr. Lydia Foy received a game-changing settlement from the Irish government after the High Court found that her human rights have been violated for over 20 years.

Brooklyn Trans Hate Crime Victim Going Home with Brain Injuries
November 03 2014 4:14 PM ET

Brooklyn Trans Hate Crime Victim Going Home Brain-Injured

Mitch Kellaway

Kimy Hartman has an uphill climb ahead after suffering brain damage from a transphobic beating last month, and friends have set up a fundraiser to defray ongoing medical costs.

Decision on Kan. Marriage Licenses Likely Soon
November 03 2014 3:52 PM ET

How Soon Will Kan. Let Same-Sex Couples Marry?

Trudy Ring

A federal judge says he'll decide shortly whether Kansas counties can license same-sex marriages, although state officials have asked him to avoid ruling.

WATCH: Election Snafu Stalls Navajo Nation’s Repeal of Marriage Ban
November 03 2014 3:48 PM ET

WATCH: Election Snafu Stalls Navajo Marriage Ban Repeal

Matt Baume

Voters will have to wait for a ballot scandal to be resolved before they can vote for a pro-equality candidate.

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