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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.
Christian Couple Refuse to Tip Gay Waiter, Leave Hateful Note Instead
October 25 2013 5:17 PM ET

WATCH: No Tip, Just Hate For 'Excellent' Gay Waiter

Jase Peeples

'Queers do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours' reads the note one Kansas couple left a gay waiter in place of a tip.

Right-Wingers Won't Stop Harassing Colo. Trans Teen for 'Unhealthy Behavior'
October 25 2013 2:10 PM ET

Right-Wingers Won't Stop Harassing Colo. Trans Teen for 'Unhealthy Behavior'

Sunnivie Brydum

A 16-year-old transgender student in Colorado is in anguish after the right-wing Pacific Justice Institute made up a report that she was 'harassing' students in the girl's bathroom.

7 Scary Stories for a Homophobic Halloween
October 25 2013 1:30 PM ET

7 Scary Stories for a Homophobic Halloween

Advocate.com Editors

Some of what TV and radio pundits say about LGBT people is so frightening it's ready-made for Halloween. Here are a few of the scariest things we've heard antigay talking heads say recently.

Michigan Gov. Calls LGBT Employment Discrimination 'Hypothetical'
October 25 2013 1:09 PM ET

Mich. Gov. on 'Hypothetical' Workplace Discrimination 

Daniel Reynolds

Gov. Rick Snyder dodged questions regarding his stance on LGBT workplace discrimination, before admitting it did not rank high on his list of priorities.

NOM's New Attack on Trans Students: Nudity Trumps Sincerity
October 25 2013 12:44 PM ET

NOM's New Attack on Trans Students: Nudity Trumps Sincerity

Sunnivie Brydum

The antigay National Organization for Marriage focuses on the genitalia of transgender students in California in its latest fundraising pitch.

October 25 2013 11:54 AM ET

The Atlantic: 'The Case for Hate Speech'

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October 25 2013 9:00 AM ET

WATCH: UK Gay Couple's Engagement at State Rooms of Parliament

The couple will be among the first gay couples to marry when the first same-sex marriages are held in England and Wales next year.

Does the Stonewall Commemorative Plaque Erase Trans People's Role in Riots?
October 24 2013 5:42 PM ET

Will the Stonewall Plaque Erase Trans People's Role in Riots?

Sunnivie Brydum

Trans activists say the use of the term 'gay' as an umbrella term erases the historic importance of trans and gender-nonconforming people in the riots that launched the modern LGBT equality movement.

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