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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.
November 23 2013 3:27 PM ET

In Honor of Marriage Equality in Scotland: Famous Queer Scots

We congratulate Scotland on this important civil rights advance, and we take the opportunity to note some famous queer Scotsmen and Scotswomen.

Colo. School Board Member: No Trans Bathroom Access 'Until the Plumbing's Changed'
November 22 2013 5:54 PM ET

Colo. School Board Member: No Trans Bathroom Access 'Until the Plumbing's Changed'

Nicholas Cimarusti

Katherine Svenson, a member of the Delta County School Board in Colorado, publicly stated her lack of support for transgender student rights, which sparked controversy within the Colorado community.

November 22 2013 5:22 PM ET

Ikea Removes Lesbian Couple From Its Russian Magazine

A spokeswoman for Ikea told Sweden's Aftonbladet newspaper: "We have two guiding principles in the communication we distribute from Ikea. The first is home interior design.

WATCH: Activists Picket Calif. Group Targeting Trans Kids
November 22 2013 3:43 PM ET

WATCH: Activists Picket Calif. Group Targeting Trans Kids

Sunnivie Brydum

Transgender activists hosted a demonstration outside the Southern California office of the Pacific Justice Institute to protest the Christian organization's ongoing harassment of a transgender teen in Colorado.

Michele Bachmann Excludes LGBT Parents From Adoption Resolution
November 22 2013 2:40 PM ET

Michele Bachmann Excludes Gay Parents in Adoption Resolution

Daniel Reynolds

The Minnesota representative has rejected a request from Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who is gay, to include language that supports LGBT parents in an adoption resolution.

Gay Cadet Slams Air Force Academy's Defense of 'Ex-Gay' Therapist Leading Counseling Program
November 22 2013 2:13 PM ET

Gay Cadet Slams USAFA's Defense of 'Ex-Gay' Therapist

Sunnivie Brydum

The U.S. Air Force Academy claims that gay cadets are safe and welcomed on campus, despite the academy's hiring of a staunch advocate of 'ex-gay' therapy who developed the school's mandatory counseling program.

Houston Offers Benefits to Employees' Same-Sex Spouses
November 21 2013 8:05 PM ET

Houston Offers Benefits to Employees' Same-Sex Spouses

Trudy Ring

Mayor Annise Parker says this is the constitutional and right thing to do; meanwhile, Houston's county takes steps to protect LGBT prisoners.

Students Suspended for Attack Involving Trans Teen
November 21 2013 5:44 PM ET

Students Suspended for Attack Involving Trans Teen

Sunnivie Brydum

All four 16-year-old girls who engaged in a physical altercation last week involving a transgender student have been suspended from their Bay Area high school.

Bishop Exorcises 'Infernal Enemy' Responsible for Marriage Equality
November 21 2013 2:23 PM ET

Bishop Exorcises 'Infernal Enemy' Responsible for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

While many Illinoisans celebrated yesterday's signing of a marriage equality bill, one Roman Catholic leader was seeking to drive out the forces that led to this 'grave sin.'

Mary Cheney Isn't Supporting Sister Liz for Senate
November 21 2013 12:33 PM ET

Mary Cheney Isn't Supporting Sister Liz for Senate

Lucas Grindley

Mary Cheney isn't keeping quiet about her disappointment with her sister's opposition to marriage equality.

PHOTOS: Sally Ride, Bayard Rustin Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
November 21 2013 11:17 AM ET

PHOTOS: Ride, Rustin Awarded Medal of Freedom

Advocate.com Editors

The gay pioneers were among 16 honorees awarded the highest civilian honor at the White House Wednesday.

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