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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.
San Diego Mayor Resigns; City Will Have Gay Interim Mayor

San Diego Mayor Resigns; City Will Have Gay Interim Mayor

With Bob Filner's resignation, gay City Council president Todd Gloria will become interim mayor. He and other gay and lesbian candidates may run in a special election to replace Filner.

White House to Host Meeting on Bisexual Issues

White House to Host Meeting on Bisexual Issues

The closed-door session, set for next month, is likely the first of its kind.

Billionaire Philanthropist Comes Out as Transgender

Billionaire Philanthropist Comes Out as Transgender

Col. James Pritzker, who has endowed a study on transgender people in the military, announced she identifies as a woman and will now be known as Jennifer Natalya Pritzker.

Right-Wing Group Sues Over N.J. Ex-Gay Therapy Ban

Right-Wing Group Sues Over N.J. 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban

Liberty Counsel filed the suit Thursday; one attorney with the group says Gov. Chris Christie is making war on Christianity.

WATCH: Suspect Sought in Calif. Trans Woman's Death

WATCH: Suspect Sought in Calif. Trans Woman's Death

Police in Fontana say Dantjier Powell is a suspect in the killing of reality-show star Domonique Newburn.

Russia Forbids Protests, Rallies Near Olympics Site

Russia Forbids Protests, Rallies Near Olympics Site

The move, said to be an antiterrorism measure, has implications for those planning to protest the nation's antigay law.

N.Y. Transgender Woman Dies After Brutal Beating

N.Y. Transgender Woman Dies After Brutal Beating

Islan Nettles, 21, died yesterday of injuries received in an attack last Saturday.

Germany To Recognize Third Gender

The acknowledgment allows intersex children to grow up and decide their gender for themselves.

WATCH: San Antonio Councilwoman Defends Antigay Remarks

WATCH: San Antonio Councilwoman Defends Antigay Remarks

Elisa Chan, who was caught on a secret audio tape calling LGBT people 'disgusting,' said her views are protected by the U.S. Constitution.

WATCH: 'TransMilitary' Documentary Seeks to End Trans Service Ban

WATCH: TransMilitary Documentary Seeks to End Trans Service Ban

Transgender military veteran and activist Allyson Robinson has joined a new documentary project that hopes to raise awareness about the ban on open military service by trans Americans.

GLAAD Gives Fox, Disney Failing Grade on LGBT-Inclusive Films

GLAAD Gives Fox, Disney 'F' on LGBT-Inclusive Films

The LGBT media watchdog agency delivered its first annual Studio Responsibility Index, rating the six major film studios based on their LGBT-inclusive content.

WATCH: New Zealand's First Same-Sex Marriage in the Sky

WATCH: New Zealand's First Same-Sex Marriage in the Sky

Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau were among the first same-sex couples to marry in New Zealand on Monday, but they did so high above the Kiwi nation, with out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson on board.

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