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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.
Plan To Move ENDA Forward this July
May 28 2013 1:55 PM ET

Plan To Move ENDA Forward this July

Michelle Garcia

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley's bill may get a markup this July.

May 28 2013 12:21 PM ET

Trans Student Starts Nonprofit to Fund Surgeries

TUFF (Trans United Family and Friends) is a budding organization started by Jacob Rostovsky that promotes trans tolerance and support.

Is It Wrong to Perform at Michfest?
May 28 2013 6:00 AM ET

Is It Wrong to Perform at Michfest?

Karen Iris Tucker

With the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival sticking by its policy against admitting openly transgender women, some performers distance themselves or keep quiet.

Op-ed: We Are Not Gay, We Are Human
May 28 2013 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: We Are Not Gay, We Are Human

Kerry Eleveld

Democrats not only missed an opportunity to help on immigration reform, they missed the point, argues Kerry Eleveld.

PHOTOS: Matthew and Ben's Wedding Day
May 27 2013 11:10 PM ET

PHOTOS: Matthew and Ben's Wedding Day

Advocate.com Editors

U.S. Marine Captain Matthew Phelps and fiance Ben Schock tie the knot in a ceremony full of laughter, tears, and gratitude.

Colo. House Speaker and Partner Get Civil Unionized
May 26 2013 4:22 PM ET

Colo. House Speaker and Partner Get Civil

Sunnivie Brydum

House Speaker Mark Ferrandino and his partner Greg Wertsch took advantage of the civil union law the Speaker helped enact on Saturday.

Fallon Fox, MMA's First Trans Fighter, Wins First Match
May 26 2013 3:38 PM ET

Fallon Fox Wins First Match As Out Trans MMA Fighter

Sunnivie Brydum

On Friday, the transgender woman won her first professional mixed martial arts match since coming out in March.

READ: Open Letter to Obama From Exiled Binational Couples in South Africa
May 26 2013 2:50 PM ET

Exiled Binational Couples Write Open Letter to Obama

Sunnivie Brydum

Dan Brotman, an American living in South Africa because he cannot sponsor his partner for U.S. citizenship, has a few choice words for President Obama.

French Marriage Equality Opponent 'Very Scared' Of Right-Wing Backlash
May 25 2013 3:02 PM ET

French Marriage Equality Opponent 'Very Scared' Of Right-Wing Backlash

Sunnivie Brydum

Frigide Barjot, a French conservative former satirist who believes one can oppose marriage equality without being antigay, says she's been threatened by right-wing activists who believe she's too accepting.

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Nominee Says Gays Are 'Ikky'
May 25 2013 12:35 PM ET

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Nominee Says Gays Are 'Ikky'

Sunnivie Brydum

E.W. Jackson's Twitter account confirms the Lt. Gov. hopeful's long legacy of antigay, Islamophobic extremism.

Ukrainian LGBT Pride Event Blocked
May 24 2013 7:32 PM ET

Ukrainian LGBT Pride Event Blocked

Trudy Ring

A court agreed with Kiev city officials' concerns about security and canceled what would have been the nation's first pride march.

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