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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, 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 Fighters: Corey Johnson's bold moves brought him from the front page of The New York Times to City Hall in Manhattan.

August 19 2014 9:00 AM

The Fighters: Good as You blogger Jeremy Hooper has no problem with engaging with far-right antigay activists, even when they go for the jugular.

August 19 2014 8:00 AM

The Fighters: Two out lawmakers know that ignoring immigration reform would greatly harm LGBT citizens and noncitizens alike.

August 19 2014 5:00 AM

The Fighters: Richard Carlbom was one of the leading strategists behind bringing marriage equality to Minnesota. Now he's sharing his skills with the rest of the country.

August 19 2014 4:00 AM

The Networkers: The former speechwriter for President Obama turned Hollywood screenwriter says freedom of speech is under attack.

August 18 2014 10:17 AM

Facebook defends its support of a politician who has fought fiercely against LGBT civil rights.

August 17 2014 3:34 PM