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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.

Activists had hoped the president would use his influence in Jamaica to highlight LGBT equality.

April 11 2015 12:52 PM

More officials within the Obama administration are stating their support for growing efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy on minors nationwide.

April 10 2015 4:58 PM

Asa Hutchinson thinks the revised 'religious freedom' bill is enough to protect gay and transgender people.

April 10 2015 4:23 PM

Rahm Emanuel will lead the Second City for another four years, but both he and his opponent knew they needed LGBT voters to win.

April 10 2015 11:30 AM

Pop music's most fun-loving rebel girl is serious about LGBT rights.

April 10 2015 8:00 AM

When your neighbors snatch your rights away it takes an emotional toll, but this writer refuses to be defeated.

April 10 2015 7:00 AM

The Obama administration came out today in support of efforts to ban the dangerous, discredited practice known as conversion therapy.

April 08 2015 8:43 PM