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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.
Gay Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban
November 27 2013 2:24 PM ET

Gay Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

State senator Adam Ebbin introduced legislation that would repeal Virginia's constitutional prohibition on marriage equality.

Antigay Oregon Group Offends With 'Neo-Nazi' Analogy
November 27 2013 2:20 PM ET

Antigay Oregon Group Offends With 'Neo-Nazi' Analogy

Trudy Ring

Jewish leaders objected strongly to a comparison between gay couples and neo-Nazis used by a leader of an anti-marriage equality group.

1978 Report: Murder And Mourning in San Francisco
November 27 2013 2:05 PM ET

1978 Report: Murder & Mourning in San Francisco

Advocate.com Editors

On the 35th anniversary of Harvey Milk's death, The Advocate reprints its report of the days and events that followed.

Alec Baldwin Blames 'Fundamentalist' Gays For Killing His Show
November 27 2013 12:16 PM ET

Alec Baldwin Blames 'Fundamentalist' Gays for Killing His Show

Jase Peeples

'The fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy … they killed my show,' Baldwin claims.

Federal Judges: Domestic Partners Should Be Considered Married in Non-Marriage Equality States
November 26 2013 6:31 PM ET

Court: Domestic Partners Should Be Considered Married

Sunnivie Brydum

The administrative decision goes against some existing case law regarding the legal status of same-sex partners who are not married.

Cheney Feud Over Marriage Equality Staged for Public?
November 26 2013 6:17 PM ET

Cheney Feud Over Marriage Equality Staged for Public?

Trudy Ring

It's not out of the question, says leading equality foe Maggie Gallagher, who also used a recent radio appearance to assert once again that same-sex marriage is 'going to hurt a lot of children.'

Alec Baldwin, MSNBC Part Ways
November 26 2013 3:37 PM ET

Alec Baldwin, MSNBC Part Ways

Michelle Garcia

After another homophobic dust-up, MSNBC host Alec Baldwin's show Up Late has been canceled.

What Is Chelsea Manning Thankful For?
November 26 2013 2:42 PM ET

What Is Chelsea Manning Thankful For?

Michelle Garcia

Transgender army private and Wikileaks informant Chelsea Manning, explains what she's thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Terminally Ill Woman and Partner First to Marry Under Ill. Law
November 26 2013 1:27 PM ET

Terminally Ill Woman and Partner First to Marry Under Ill. Law

Trudy Ring

A judge Monday ordered the immediate issuance of a marriage license to Vernita Gray, who has cancer, and partner Patricia Ewert.

Progressives Lash Out Against Air Force Academy's 'Ex-Gay' Counselor
November 25 2013 5:25 PM ET

Progressives Blast Air Force Academy's 'Ex-Gay' Counselor

Sunnivie Brydum

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation reveals a new billboard to call out the U.S. Air Force Academy's hiring an advocate of 'ex-gay therapy' to lead its mandatory cadet counseling program.

November 25 2013 4:08 PM ET

Queer Kiss-In at Brooklyn Ikea in Response to Russia Mag

In response to Ikea's censorship, a group staged a same-sex love demo

Right-Wing Activists 'Unlikely' to Qualify Calif. Trans Student Law for Repeal
November 25 2013 4:04 PM ET

Right-Wing Activists 'Unlikely' to Qualify Calif. Trans Student Law for Repeal

Sunnivie Brydum

Initial projections indicate that right-wing activists did not secure enough signatories to place California's School Success and Opportunity Act on the chopping block in next year's election.

GLAAD Announces Sarah Kate Ellis as President
November 25 2013 3:00 PM ET

GLAAD Announces Sarah Kate Ellis as President

Daniel Reynolds

The media advocacy organization has chosen media executive Sarah Kate Ellis to serve as its new president and CEO.

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