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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.
Russian Church Leader Urges Lawmakers to Block Marriage Equality

Russian Church Leader Urges Lawmakers to Block Marriage Equality

Patriarch Kirill, who heads the Russian Orthodox Church, tells members of Parliament that same-sex marriage is destructive to society.

PHOTOS: Cultures Clash at Utah Capitol Over Marriage

PHOTOS: Cultures Clash at Utah Capitol Over Marriage

Hundreds of demonstrators, both supporters and opponents of marriage equality, gathered inside and outside Utah's state capitol Tuesday.

REPORT: Bullying, Poverty, Lack of Acceptance Linked to Trans Suicide Rate

REPORT: Bullying, Poverty Linked to Trans Suicide Rate

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute released a report Tuesday detailing a number of factors contributing to the exceedingly high rate of suicide attempts among the trans population.

You're In The 'DADT' Army, Now

You're In The 'DADT' Army, Now

At the age of 17, Rob Smith enlisted in the military, just as he was figuring out his own sexual identity. What he encountered the moment he got to boot camp shocked him.

PHOTOS: Republicans Lined Up at SOTU for Duck Dynasty Photo Op

PHOTOS: Republicans Lined Up for Duck Dynasty Photo Op

Of all the great Americans who Republicans could have invited to the State of the Union, they went with someone who symbolizes antigay sentiment.

President Obama Makes a Jab at Putin in SOTU

President Obama Makes a Jab at Putin in SOTU

Obama said the Olympics will show the U.S. commitment to "dignity and equality" for LGBT people.

National Journal Spotlights Gay Washington

National Journal Spotlights Gay Washington

The influential political magazine publishes its first Gay Washington special issue.

New Yorker Cover Lampoons Putin

New Yorker Cover Lampoons Putin

The cover depicts the Russian president as an Olympic figure skater, being judged by a 'jury of his peers' — all Putin.

Lesbian Pundit Responds to Republican Critic With Wit

Lesbian Pundit Has Witty Response for GOP Critic

CNN contributor Sally Kohn took it in stride when a Republican politician said she resembled Justin Bieber.

Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Speak Out for LGBT Rights

Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Speak Out for LGBT Rights

A group of Catholics is urging Pope Francis to speak out against laws criminalizing homosexuality.

Virginia Gov. Won't Defend Marriage Ban in Court

Virginia Gov. Won't Defend Marriage Ban in Court

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe says he will not appoint special counsel to defend his state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in federal court Thursday.

Op-ed: Embracing Transgender Women

Op-ed: Embracing Transgender Women

Why ignoring the differences between cisgender black women and transgender black women will lead to a less misogynist, less racist, less transphobic society.

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