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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.
BREAKING: Exodus International Shuts Down; Is This the End of the 'Ex-Gay' Movement?
June 20 2013 12:50 AM ET

An Exodus From the 'Ex-Gay' Movement?

Trudy Ring

The movement, which suffered the latest blow on Wednesday as Exodus International's board voted to shut down, is the subject of a new installment of Our America With Lisa Ling.

Filipino Archbishop Says Gay Men and Lesbians Can Marry — Each Other
June 19 2013 7:56 PM ET

Filipino Archbishop Says Gay Men and Lesbians Can Marry — Each Other

Sunnivie Brydum

Oscar Cruz, the Roman Catholic archbishop of the Philippines, announced a creative way for gay and lesbian Catholics to get married with the blessing of the church.

President Obama Adresses LGBT Rights in Berlin Speech
June 19 2013 4:59 PM ET

President Obama Adresses LGBT Rights in Berlin Speech

David Artavia

In a tribute to John F. Kennedy's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, Obama addressed gay issues and AIDS prevention throughout the world.

Republican Wants Right to Fire LGBT Employees Who 'Work in a Tutu'
June 19 2013 1:22 PM ET

This Man Wants to Fire LGBT Employees Who 'Work in a Tutu'

Lucas Grindley

As support for ENDA makes progress in the Senate, some Republicans try explaining their opposition.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Endorses Marriage Equality
June 19 2013 12:11 PM ET

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Endorses Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

The Alaska senator comes out in support of marriage equality in a heartfelt op-ed posted on her Senate website.

June 18 2013 7:46 PM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Kim Stolz & Lexi Ritsch Wedding Photos

The young couple celebrated their wedding with family and friends in Bridgehamton, NY

PHOTOS: A Mass Wedding First in Maryland
June 18 2013 6:24 PM ET

PHOTOS: A Mass Wedding First in Maryland

Advocate.com Editors

Taking advantage of marriage equality in Maryland, the mayor of Baltimore officiated a mass wedding — billed as the first of its kind in the city — on Sunday during Pride.

Dallas Councilwoman Objects to "Homosexual Conduct" in HIV Testing Billboard
June 18 2013 3:21 PM ET

Dallas Councilwoman Objects to Gay HIV Billboard

Daniel Reynolds

A Dallas City Council member has raised concerns that an HIV testing billboard may be promoting tolerance of gay African-American men.

Arizona: Org. Files for Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative
June 18 2013 3:11 PM ET

Arizona: Org. Files for Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative

Michelle Garcia

Some Arizona residents are waiting to hear what the Supreme Court will say, in an effort to establish legal marriage equality in their state.

Senate: ENDA Gains 51st Cosponsor
June 18 2013 2:27 PM ET

Senate: ENDA Gains 51st Cosponsor

Michelle Garcia

ENDA now has more cosponsors than 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal legislation had in 2010.

Pastor: Homosexuals Bully Straights
June 18 2013 12:44 PM ET

Pastor: Homosexuals Bully Straights

Michelle Garcia

Samantha Bee skewers evangelical Christians who claim that their freedom to express their bigotry toward LGBT people is being infringed upon.

PHOTOS: Bartha, Bass, and More at Lambda Legal's West Coast Liberty Awards
June 18 2013 7:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Bass and Bartha at Lambda Legal Awards

Daniel Reynolds

Lance Bass hosted this year's West Coast Liberty Awards, which honored Justin Bartha, Brendon Ayanbadejo, and members of the Lambda Legal community. Check out the photos.

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