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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.

An onstage kiss between the aspiring lieutenant governor of Massachusetts and his partner went unremarked on, demonstrating how far U.S. politics has come in a short period of time.

August 21 2014 6:33 AM

The Messengers: Think Progress writer Zack Ford got the activist bug in college and has been typing away fiercely ever since.

August 21 2014 4:00 AM

Though 19 Kids and Counting star Michelle Duggar recorded a robocall in opposition to an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance, city councilmembers in Fayetteville, Ark., voted in favor of the bill 6-2.

August 20 2014 1:24 PM

The Fighters: Heather Cronk and the team at GetEqual show a passion with roots in the activist days of the 1980s and '90s.

August 19 2014 8:40 PM

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