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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.
Meet Mia, the Trans Woman Who'll Make You Want to Watch Houston Beauty
November 02 2013 12:04 PM ET November 04 2013 1:31 AM ET

Meet Mia, the Trans Woman Who'll Make You Want to Watch Houston Beauty

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Out on the streets at 13 because she was trans, Mia is now fighting to become a hair stylist and to show America that "I am human and no different from anyone else who has been brought into this world." 

Chelsea Manning Willing to Go to Court for Gender Procedures
November 01 2013 3:35 PM ET

Chelsea Manning Willing to Go to Court for Gender Procedures

Trudy Ring

In a letter published this week, she says her attorney will make a court filing if the military does not grant her requests.

Hagel: Denying Military IDs to Gay National Guard Spouses is Wrong
November 01 2013 3:27 PM ET November 01 2013 4:41 PM ET

Hagel: Denying Military IDs to Gay National Guard Spouses is Wrong

Michelle Garcia

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the head of the National Guard to look into the matter.

Obama Urges Hawaii to Pass Marriage Equality
November 01 2013 1:37 PM ET

Obama Urges Hawaii to Pass Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

The president has lent his voice in support of Hawaii's Marriage Equality Act, which is being considered by the state's legislature.

Lesbian Couple Sues for Marriage Equality in Colorado
November 01 2013 12:26 PM ET

Lesbian Couple Sues for Marriage Equality in Colorado

Daniel Reynolds

Dr. Rebecca Brinkman and Margaret Burd have filed suit for the right to wed, arguing that a civil union will deny them key rights and privileges bestowed by marriage equality.

How Obamacare Will Affect Trans Folks and Families
November 01 2013 5:00 AM ET

How Obamacare Will Affect Trans Folks and Families

Alex J Davidson

We asked the Transgender Law Center whether new health care regulations help, hurt. or ignore trans people and their families.

WATCH: Maddow Catches Va. Candidate in Lies About Antigay Statements
October 31 2013 7:40 PM ET

WATCH: Maddow Catches Va. Candidate in Lies About Antigay Statements

Trudy Ring

E.W. Jackson claims he never called gay people 'sick,' but Rachel Maddow offers proof that he did.

Senate Will Vote on ENDA Monday
October 31 2013 7:08 PM ET

Senate Will Vote on ENDA Monday

Sunnivie Brydum

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on Thursday, meaning the Senate will vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday.

WATCH: Hawaii House Committee, Opponents Debate Marriage Equality
October 31 2013 5:35 PM ET

WATCH: Hawaii House Committee, Opponents Debate Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The Aloha State continues its march to becoming the 15th to embrace marriage equality.

POLL: Almost 70% of Americans Believe Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable
October 31 2013 4:57 PM ET

POLL: 70% of Americans Think National Marriage Equality Is Inevitable

Sunnivie Brydum

The poll, released Friday by Out and Equal after the group commissioned the study from Harris Poll, found that more than two thirds of American adults believe the U.S. is on a surefire path to national marriage equality.

Senator Joe Manchin: A Sign of the Times
October 31 2013 12:11 PM ET

Senator Joe Manchin: A Sign of the Times

Kerry Eleveld

Senator Joe Manchin's support for ENDA marks a tipping point on the progress of LGBT rights.

BREAKING: Hawaii Senate OK's Marriage Equality; On to House
October 30 2013 9:47 PM ET

Hawaii Senate OK's Marriage Equality; On to House

Trudy Ring

The Senate voted 20-4 to approve the measure; the House, where the vote could be closer, will hold a committee hearing on the bill Thursday and may try to amend it.

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