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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.
Protest Antigay Russian Law by Holding Hands, Says Rights Group
August 16 2013 3:11 PM ET

Protest Antigay Russian Law by Holding Hands, Says Rights Group

Trudy Ring

Pride House International urges anyone at the Olympics in Russia to hold hands with a person of the same sex whenever possible.

The GOP's Public-Private Divide on Marriage Equality
August 16 2013 2:28 PM ET

WATCH: The GOP's Public-Private Divide on Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Gay journalist Thomas Roberts says Republican leaders privately congratulated him on his marriage, while beating the drums against marriage equality in public.

Retired Mormon Football Star Joins Equality's Team
August 16 2013 1:58 PM ET

Retired Mormon Football Star Joins Equality's Team

Trudy Ring

Steve Young, a Hall of Fame quarterback, will be keynote speaker at a conference of LGBT Mormons, along with his wife, Barbara.

U.S. Olympic Official: Athletes Must Comply With Russian Law
August 16 2013 12:23 PM ET

U.S. Olympic Official: Athletes Must Comply With Russian Law

Trudy Ring

Exactly what that means regarding the so-called gay propaganda law, though, remains to be seen.

August 15 2013 8:50 PM ET

ACT UP Protests Lack Of Access to PEP, PrEP

City says it's planning an education campaign

Right-Wingers Think Fox News Has Gone Pro-Gay
August 15 2013 5:49 PM ET

Right-Wingers Think Fox News Has Gone Pro-Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

America's Survival Inc. thinks Fox's Megyn Kelly isn't antigay enough to take over Sean Hannity's time slot on the network.

Bradley Manning Sent This Photo to Doc With Letter Titled 'My Problem'
August 15 2013 3:41 PM ET

Bradley Manning's Photo to Doc Titled 'My Problem'

Sunnivie Brydum

The former army intelligence officer who released thousands of classified government documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 reportedly struggled with gender identity issues.

Gay Russian Activist Questioned for Twitter 'Insults'
August 15 2013 1:59 PM ET

Gay Russian Activist Questioned for Twitter 'Insults'

Sunnivie Brydum

Nikolai Alexeyev responded to a government investigation charging that he insulted two Russian lawmakers on Twitter over their support of Russia's anti-LGBT laws.

WATCH: Harvey Fierstein, Dan Savage Equate Russia to 1933 Nazi Germany
August 15 2013 12:23 PM ET

WATCH: Fierstein, Savage Equate Russia to 1933 Nazi Germany

Sunnivie Brydum

The out authors and activists railed against Russia's anti-LGBT laws on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes.

Fired Gay Russian Anchor Says Don't Boycott Sochi Olympics
August 15 2013 11:20 AM ET

Fired Gay Russian Anchor Says Don't Boycott Olympics

Sunnivie Brydum

"If you want to boycott Olympic games in Russia… you want to boycott me," said Anton Krasovsky.

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