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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 Men in Ariz. Seek Immediate Marriage Recognition
August 18 2014 5:29 PM ET

Gay Men in Ariz. Seek Immediate Marriage Recognition

Trudy Ring

George Martinez, who has terminal cancer, and husband Fred McQuire are asking Arizona to recognize their marriage, performed in California last month.

WATCH: N.J. Trans Girl Told She Must Attend School 'As a Boy'
August 18 2014 4:11 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Girl Told She Must Attend School 'As a Boy'

Parker Marie Molloy

The mother of a 13-year-old transgender girl has been told that her daughter will not be welcome to attend classes this fall as herself, and would only be allowed back if the teenager agrees to dress and act like a boy.

Gavin McInnes Pushed Out of Ad Agency While Defending Transphobic Views
August 18 2014 3:40 PM ET

Gavin McInnes Pushed Out of Job While Defending Transphobic Views

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite being dismissed from his position at the ad agency he cofounded after publishing a violently transphobic essay, Gavin McInnes is sticking by his views.

Just Released: Tyler Oakley on Our Special '40 Under 40' Cover
August 18 2014 1:30 PM ET

Just Released: Tyler Oakley on Our Special '40 Under 40' Cover

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YouTuber Tyler Oakley got more votes than anyone else to become the person best representing our "Emerging Voices" theme for the annual "40 Under 40" list. Check it out.

40 Under 40: Jon Lovett Isn't Telling You to Shut Up
August 18 2014 10:17 AM ET

Jon Lovett Isn't Telling You to Shut Up

Lucas Grindley

The Networkers: The former speechwriter for President Obama turned Hollywood screenwriter says freedom of speech is under attack.

Facebook Defends $10,000 Donation to Anti-LGBT Politician
August 17 2014 3:34 PM ET

Facebook Defends $10,000 Donation to Anti-LGBT Politician

Jase Peeples

Facebook defends its support of a politician who has fought fiercely against LGBT civil rights.

Bishop of Buckingham Criticizes Christian Homophobia in Debate
August 17 2014 2:23 PM ET

Bishop of Buckingham Criticizes Christian Homophobia in Debate

Jase Peeples

Bishop Alan Wilson reiterated his support for same-sex marriage and criticized Christian homophobia during a recent debate about marriage equality at St. John’s Church in Kidlington, England.

WATCH: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees on Growing Up Gay and Mormon
August 16 2014 2:26 PM ET

WATCH: Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees on Growing Up Gay and Mormon

Jase Peeples

Out Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn opens up about being a gay person of faith in a new documentary about LGBT Mormons.

Facebook Donation to Antigay Pol Gets a Big 'Dislike'
August 15 2014 8:39 PM ET

Facebook Donation to Antigay Pol Gets a Big 'Dislike'

Trudy Ring

A Utah journalist-activist is calling on Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to retract support for the state's attorney general and make a donation to his opponent.

WATCH: Newly Out Christian Rocker Destroys Homophobic Pastor's Arguments
August 15 2014 4:40 PM ET

Out Christian Rocker Destroys Homophobic Pastor's Arguments

Sunnivie Brydum

On Wednesday, Christian rock star Vicky Beeching came out as a lesbian. On Thursday, she went toe-to-toe with internationally infamous homophobe Scott Lively.

Parishioners Support Ousted Gay Music Director, But Firing Stands
August 15 2014 4:29 PM ET

Parishioners Support Ousted Gay Music Director, But Firing Stands

Trudy Ring

Colin Collette was fired from a Chicago-area Catholic church because of his plans to marry his partner.

Oregon Removes State Medicaid's Trans Exclusions
August 15 2014 2:38 PM ET

Good News For Low-Income Trans Oregonians

Parker Marie Molloy

Following in the footsteps of California, Vermont, and Washington, D.C., Oregon will begin offering transition-related care to transgender residents as part of the state's Medicaid program.

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