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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.

Activists gathered outside San Francisco’s Russian Consulate in an effort to raise awareness about hostility towards LGBT people in Russia.

August 05 2013 2:59 PM

Ron McCoy and his partner Chris Bowers say a shuttle driver at the Albuquerque airport forced them to move to the back of the bus because they were holding hands.

August 04 2013 6:00 AM

Sen. Jeff Merkley will submit a resolution urging the International Olympic Committee to oppose Russia's anti-LGBT legislation.

August 02 2013 2:51 PM

U.S. Reps. Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan have proposed the Runaway and Homeless Youth Inclusion Act, which provides specific protections for LGBT youth.

August 02 2013 12:48 PM