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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.
WATCH: A Trans Dad on Telling His Kids About Gender

WATCH: A Trans Dad on Telling His Kids About Gender

Willy Wilkinson says his children see him as a "transformer."

Same-Sex Marriages End in Wisconsin, for Now

Same-Sex Marriages End in Wisconsin, for Now

Judge Barbara Crabb halted the marriages while her ruling striking down the state's ban on such unions is appealed.

Federal Employee Health Plans Can Now Include Transition-Related Health Care

Transgender Federal Employees Get Good News

Federal Employee Health Benefits insurers will no longer be forced to exclude transition-related healthcare, but not all advocates are pleased.

Wis. Marriages Likely to Halt Today

Wis. Marriages Likely to Halt Today

A federal judge will probably to allow the state to continue enforcing its same-sex marriage ban while her ruling against it is appealed.

New Bill Aims to Create U.S. Envoy on Global LGBT Rights

Here's How the U.S. Can Lead the World on LGBT Rights

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey wants the U.S. to lead in the global struggle for LGBT rights.

Nevada Republicans Elect Trans Candidate in Primary

Trans Candidate Wins Nevada Primary — For Which Party?

Trans woman and Air Force veteran Lauren Scott hopes to become the first out transgender member of any state legislature.

Laverne Cox Talks Race, Trans Issues On Take Part Live

Laverne Cox Talks Race, Trans Issues

Laverne Cox joined recently-appointed GLAAD board member Meghan McCain, along with Jacob Soboroff and Kim Stoltz to discuss her recent success, CeCe McDonald, and racial issues.

Hillary Clinton Defends Her 'Evolution' to Support Marriage Equality

Hillary Defends Her Late Arrival to Equal Marriage Party

The former Secretary of State exchanged tense words with an NPR correspondent who needled Clinton on the timing of her personal support for marriage equality.

WATCH: Gay Pol Features Husband in Charming Campaign Ad

WATCH: Gay Pol Features Husband in Campaign Ad

Brett Smiley, a gay mayoral candidate in Providence, R.I., may have released the most adorable campaign ad yet.

Buck Angel's Wife Now Claims He's Not A Man

Elayne Angel, the estranged wife of adult film star Buck Angel, now claims their marriage isn't legit

Italian Trans Woman's Marriage Could Pave Way for Same-Sex Unions

Italian Trans Woman's Marriage Could Pave Way for Same-Sex Unions

If Italy's supreme constitutional court decides that a transgender woman can stay legally married to her wife after transitioning, they could be the first married same-sex couple in Italy.  

Wis. AG: Clerks Could Face Jail for Licensing Same-Sex Marriages

Wis. AG Threatens Clerks Marrying Same-Sex Couples

J.B. Van Hollen's threat comes as 63 of the state's 72 counties are issuing licenses to same-sex couples.

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