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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.
WATCH: Advocate Editor Hoping for More LGBT Progress in Second Obama Term
January 21 2013 12:16 PM ET

WATCH: Advocate Editor Hoping for More LGBT Progress in Second Obama Term

Trudy Ring

Advocate editor in chief Matthew Breen and National Center for Transgender Equality executive director Mara Keisling discuss their hopes for the second term with MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry.

Anonymous Group Says Hagel Is Too Antigay for Defense Post
January 20 2013 2:59 PM ET

Anonymous Group: Hagel Is Too Antigay for Defense Post

Michelle Garcia

An anonymous group is urging senators to reject Chuck Hagel's nomination for secretary of Defense because, the group says, he is antigay, among other things.

Report: Gaga Heads to White House
January 20 2013 2:24 PM ET

Report: Gaga Heads to White House

Michelle Garcia

Lady Gaga will reportedly perform for a private post-inauguration ball at the White House.

Airman Discharged Under DADT to be Honored at Inauguration
January 20 2013 2:02 PM ET

Airman Discharged Under DADT to be Honored at Inauguration

Michelle Garcia

David Hall, an Airman and ROTC cadet who was discharged under "don't ask, don't tell" will be honored by the president's inauguration committee.

January 19 2013 2:03 PM ET

GOProud Endorses Civil Marriages

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For the first time, the gay conservative group GOProud takes a stance on same-sex marriage rights. 

Santorum Blames American Downfall on Gay Agenda in Colleges
January 19 2013 1:42 PM ET

Santorum Blames U.S. Downfall on Gay Agenda in Colleges

Michelle Garcia

According to Santorum, pop culture and colleges have ruined America.

Military Spouses' Club Offer of Guest Membership 'Demeaning,' Says Lesbian Wife
January 18 2013 10:01 PM ET

Military Spouses' Club Offer of Guest Membership 'Demeaning,' Says Lesbian Wife

Trudy Ring

The latest chapter in Ashley Broadway's ongoing effort to join a spouses' club at Fort Bragg finds her declining an offer of a 'special guest membership.'

Pro-LGBT Catholic Denomination to Ordain Transgender Priest
January 18 2013 8:58 PM ET

Pro-LGBT Catholic Denomination to Ordain Transgender Priest

Trudy Ring

The North American Old Catholic Church, a Catholic body not affiliated with the Vatican, will ordain Shannon T.L. Kearns to the priesthood Saturday in Minneapolis.

Mayors' Marriage Equality Group Grows Threefold in First Year
January 18 2013 6:55 PM ET

Mayors' Marriage Equality Group Grows Threefold in First Year

Trudy Ring

Mayors for the Freedom to Marry celebrates its first anniversary with 291 members.

Antigay Leaders Fear Obama's After Their Guns
January 18 2013 5:18 PM ET

Antigay Leaders Fear Obama's After Their Guns

Trudy Ring

A leader of the American Family Association distorts an executive order to stoke fear that the Obama administration will decide anti-LGBT activists are 'too dangerous to get guns.'

Pentagon Pressured to Revise Policies, Include Gay Military Spouses
January 17 2013 5:48 PM ET

Pentagon Pressured to Revise Policies, Include Gay Military Spouses

Sunnivie Brydum

In the wake of controversy surrounding the exclusion of a lesbian wife from an officers spouses' club, LGBT advocates are ramping up pressure on the Pentagon to revise guidelines across the military to prohibit discrimination against LGBT service members and their families.

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