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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.
Logo, RuPaul's Drag Race Respond to Antitrans Slurs
March 29 2014 5:15 PM ET

Logo, RuPaul's Drag Race Respond to Antitrans Slurs

Parker Marie Molloy

The network and producers behind RuPaul's Drag Race have issued statements responding to harsh criticism lobbed their way after the show featured an episode many trans people found offensive.

PHOTOS: UK's First Same-sex Weddings Began at Midnight
March 29 2014 12:18 PM ET

PHOTOS: UK's First Same-sex Weddings Began at Midnight

Advocate.com Editors

Share the evident joy of these first same-sex couples as they get married shortly after midnight in Islington.

Bryan Fischer Calls 'Modern Family' 'Poison,' Ty Burrell Calls It 'Progress'
March 29 2014 12:16 PM ET

Bryan Fischer Calls 'Modern Family' 'Poison'

Ran Aubrey Frazier

In the past week, both the antigay pundit and the Modern Family actor have remarked on the cultural impact of the ABC show, though each had different terms for the effect.

March 29 2014 6:49 AM ET

First Same-Sex Marriages Take Place in UK Today

Gay couples in England and Wales now have the right to wed, giving them all the same legal benefits as straight unions

Rachel Maddow Accuses New Jersey BridgeGate Report of 'Slut-Shaming'
March 28 2014 5:52 PM ET

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Accuses New Jersey BridgeGate Report of 'Slut-Shaming'

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The taxpayer-funded report, released yesterday, repeatedly references a sexual relationship between New Jersey governor Chris Christie's ex-campaign manager and his former deputy chief of staff.

Nate Silver Points Out NYT Writer's 'Change of Tone' on FiveThirtyEight
March 28 2014 5:45 PM ET

Nate Silver Points Out NYT Writer's 'Change of Tone' on FiveThirtyEight

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Since Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight landed at ESPN, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has written more 'unfavorable' stories about the site and its founder, says Silver.

Gays Polling Higher Than Evangelical Christians
March 28 2014 3:38 PM ET

Gays Polling Higher Than Evangelical Christians

Michael O'Loughlin

A new poll finds that a majority of Americans view gays favorably.

Mississippi News Anchor: 'Too Much' LGBT Coverage, Take a 'Gaycation'
March 28 2014 3:29 PM ET

Mississippi News Anchor: 'Too Much' LGBT Coverage, Take a 'Gaycation'

Ran Aubrey Frazier

David Elliott of WLOX in Biloxi says LGBT folks should 'go on gaycation' and stop dominating the news cycle.

Sally Field Writes Heartwarming Letter About Gay Son, Blasts 'License to Discriminate' Legislation
March 28 2014 12:59 PM ET

Sally Field Writes Heartwarming Letter on Gay Son's Rights

Jase Peeples

The award-winning actress penned a heartfelt letter about her experience as a mother of a gay son and is urging people to stand up against antigay legislation throughout the country.

Trans Violinist Tona Brown Is Crowdfunding Her Carnegie Hall Dream
March 28 2014 12:31 PM ET

Trans Violinist Crowdfunds Her Carnegie Hall Dream

Parker Marie Molloy

If successful, the 34-year-old musician will make Carnegie history as the first African-American violinist in venue history.

Federal Government Will Recognize 300 Michigan Marriages
March 28 2014 10:56 AM ET

Federal Government Will Recognize 300 Michigan Marriages

Michelle Garcia

The federal government announced it would recognize the marriages of those in Michigan who ran to get married after a district court ruling.

Lawsuit Seeks Halt to Joint Tax Filings by Mo. Same-Sex Couples
March 27 2014 5:58 PM ET

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Joint Taxes by Mo. Same-Sex Couples

Trudy Ring

The Missouri Baptist Convention and other marriage equality opponents want to keep same-sex couples from filing joint tax returns.

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