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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.
Lambda Literary Foundation Honors Four Prominent LGBT Writers

Lambda Literary Foundation Honors Four LGBT Writers

Today, the Lambda Literary Foundation recognized the work of four influential LGBT writers.

Laverne Cox to Produce MTV & Logo TV Documentary About Trans Teens

Laverne Cox to Produce MTV & Logo Trans Documentary

The Orange is the New Black star expands her trans media empire in the form of a new documentary about trans teens airing this fall.

The Odyssey of 8: Behind The Prop. 8 Story We Felt We Knew

Behind The Prop. 8 Story We Felt We Knew

A view into the Prop 8 story we all felt we knew.

Mormon Survey Changes Problematic Wording of Sexuality Question
April 28 2014 7:20 PM ET

Mormon Youth Survey Backtracks on Gay Erasure

The study originally asked if respondents 'struggle' with 'same-sex attraction'; now it asks if they 'experience' it.

Updated Dept. of Defense Human Rights Goals Include LGB, Neglect T

DOD Updates Human Rights Goals, Excludes Trans People

For the first time since 1998, the Department of Defense Updated the Pentagon's Human Goals Charter, including language related to sexual orientation for the first time. The document makes no mention of gender identity.

Gay Iraq Vets Turned Away From Tenn. Wedding Venue

WATCH: Iraq Vets Turned Away From Tenn. Wedding Venue

Anthony Wilfert and Brian Blas thought they'd found the perfect place to hold their commitment ceremony, until they received an email claiming Tennessee's prohibition on same-sex marriage made the couple ineligible for booking.

WATCH: God Frowns on U.S. for Condemning Ugandan Antigay Law, Says Pol

GOP Pol: God 'Appalled' by U.S. Opposition to Ugandan Antigay Law

'What must God think of our country?' asks Glenn Grothman, an ultraconservative Wisconsin state legislator now seeking a congressional seat.

Maine GOP Still Officially Opposes Marriage Equality

Maine GOP Still Officially Opposes Marriage Equality

Maine's Republican Party declared in its official platform that it does not support marriage equality, even though it has been in effect for a year.

Appeals Court Unmarries Three Gay Couples in Tenn.

Appeals Court Unmarries Three Gay Couples in Tenn.

By granting the Tennessee attorney general's request for a stay, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals voided the recently recognized legal marriages of three same-sex couples.

Texas Transgender Teacher Banned From the Classroom Following Suspension

Suspended Trans Teacher Banned From Texas Classroom

In the past month, Laura Jane Klug has been suspended from work, reinstated, outed to local and national media, and now banned from the classroom.

Two Trans People File Lawsuits Against N.J. Police Departments

Two Trans People File Lawsuits Against N.J. Police Departments

A trans man and a trans woman filed lawsuits against two New Jersey police departments after allegedly being discriminated against on the basis of their gender identity.

Utah Could Make $15 Mil From Marriage Equality

Utah Could Make $15 Mil From Marriage Equality

A study estimates that marriage equality would bring the state millions of dollars in the first three years of the law.

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