DeRay Mckesson
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Politics

In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Brian Sims and Tammy Baldwin, and their work to advance the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn 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.

The Advocate asked Human Rights First advocacy counsel Shawn Gaylord to compile a list of five of the most significant developing stories regarding LGBT rights, equality and threats to our community worldwide.

January 02 2015 9:00 AM

Actors, writers, activists, comedians and more make of the list of people to watch in the new year.

January 02 2015 7:00 AM

This 1985 essay by Barbara Smith, a scholar-activist who made contributions to social justice movements in civil rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and black feminism, recalls early moments of intersectionality between African-American and LGBT rights movements, yet resonates today in the wake of Ferguson.

January 02 2015 5:00 AM

After a storied career fighting illegal retaliation against low-wage workers and cases involving human trafficking, Kevin Kish is tapped to lead an agency beset by allegations.

12:04 PM

We must seek to understand the ways in which oppression is a shared burden that ignores racial and orientation boundaries.

11:00 AM

Read this exclusive 1986 interview between Bayard Rustin and Joseph Beam about gay rights, which is now available in the republished book Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin.

7:00 AM

Will our advocacy be real and encompass all people who face marginalization and oppression?

3:00 AM
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