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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 out candidate for New York City mayor makes a case for LGBT votes.

September 09 2013 7:00 AM

President Obama met with representatives of LGBT and other human rights groups in Russia today, as protests of the nation's antigay laws continued.

1:31 PM

The nation's seventh-largest city now protects LGBT people from discrimination in public accommodations, employment, and housing.

September 05 2013 6:57 PM

The G20 summit hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia today and tomorrow will become a platform for discussing Russia's so-called "gay propaganda" law.

September 05 2013 8:30 AM

Conservative groups in the United States have signed an international petition that supports Russia's 'gay propaganda' law.

September 03 2013 7:35 PM