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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.

Four out of five boroughs have gay or lesbian members of the City Council.

September 11 2013 6:43 PM

The New York City Council speaker and protege of outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg came in third in the Democratic primary Tuesday night.

September 11 2013 12:09 PM

Olbermann mocked Putin and the IOC before highlighting frightening similarities between attitudes surrounding the upcoming Winter Games and the 1936 Olympics in Berlin during his show on ESPN.

1:20 PM

Elena Kostyuchenko is gathering information on closeted Russian lawmakers, with the intent to publish the information if those deputies vote for a proposed law that would remove children from the homes of gay and lesbian parents.

September 09 2013 12:57 PM

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

September 09 2013 7:00 AM