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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.
Right-Wing Pundits Blast Guinness's Pullout From St. Pat's Parade
March 17 2014 2:26 PM ET

LISTEN: Right-Wing Pundits Blast Guinness's Pullout From St. Pat's Parade

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Laura Ingraham calls it a 'totalitarian' act, while other conservatives also denounce Guinness's move, which was motivated by exclusion of LGBT-identified groups from the New York parade.

March 17 2014 10:25 AM ET

Murdoch Urges Boycott of Pro-Equality Guinness

The Fox News chairman took to twitter to suggest that the iconic Irish beer brand be given the book, because it took a pro-equality stance in the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade mess.

Op-ed: The Policies Keeping Trans People From Military Service
March 17 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Policies Keeping Trans People From Military Service

Autumn Sandeen

Only policy stands between transgender people and the military service some seek.

A Brief History of Gays And The St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 17 2014 2:00 AM ET

A Brief History of Gays and the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Michelle Garcia

New York and Boston may not see eye-to-eye on everything, but the organizers of their traditional St. Patrick's Day Parades have a long history of excluding LGBT marchers.

LGBT Exclusion Costs St. Paddy's Parades
March 17 2014 1:10 AM ET

LGBT Exclusion Costs St. Paddy's Parades

Michael O'Loughlin

Three major sponsors say 'no thanks' to sponsoring parades that bar openly gay participants.

Boston Mayor Snubs Homophobic St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 16 2014 4:34 PM ET

Boston Mayor Snubs Homophobic St. Patrick's Day Parade

Neal Broverman

Boston's Irish-American mayor refused to participate in the event, which excluded LGBT soldiers.

Fred Phelps Ex-Communicated and Near Death?
March 16 2014 12:41 PM ET

Fred Phelps Excommunicated and Near Death?

Neal Broverman

The Westboro Baptist Church founder was booted from his own sect and is now suicidal and near death, according to his estranged son.

Billy Graham's Son: Obama Could Learn from Putin's Homophobia
March 15 2014 6:41 PM ET

Billy Graham's Son: Obama Could Learn from Putin's Homophobia

Neal Broverman

Franklin Graham praises Vladimir Putin for cracking down on homosexuality.

Trans Contestant is Miss Congeniality at Calif. Beauty Pageant
March 15 2014 10:57 AM ET

Trans Contestant is Miss Congeniality at Calif. Beauty Pageant

Neal Broverman

Addie Vincent is the first transgender contestant of the Miss Delta Queen competition, a pageant and fundraiser at the Christian-affiliated Chapman University in Orange County.

Judge: Tenn. Must Recognize Three Same-Sex Marriages
March 14 2014 5:39 PM ET

Judge: Tenn. Must Recognize Three Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The state of Tennessee must recognize the legal marriages of three same-sex couples who wed in other jurisdictions, a federal judge ruled today.

Vox Editor in Chief Defends Hiring of 'Homophobic' Gay Writer
March 14 2014 3:37 PM ET

Vox Editor in Chief Defends Hiring of 'Homophobic' Gay Writer

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Arguing for 'ideological diversity,' Vox editor in chief Ezra Klein says gay journalist Brandon Ambrosino was the right choice for his publication.

Big Repub Donors Fund Push for ENDA
March 14 2014 2:32 PM ET

Big Repub Donors Fund Push for ENDA

Trudy Ring

Some Republicans are putting money and clout behind the campaign to pass ENDA.

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