DeRay Mckesson
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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.

Six of seven state Republican committee members who blasted the former GOP chairman for endorsing marriage equality are handed pink slips.

April 20 2014 3:10 PM

Residents of Latta, S.C., say Crystal Moore was an exemplary officer and chief, but Mayor Earl Bullard wanted to get rid of her because she's a lesbian.

April 18 2014 4:02 PM

The state's House of Representatives, facing pressure from the Christian right, votes down a repeal of the unconstitutional, unenforceable law that has nonetheless continued to be used as grounds for arrest.

April 16 2014 12:57 PM

One has already compared the offering of LGBT materials to indoctrination in skinhead culture and radical Islam, and now another says 'all of America should be outraged' at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

April 15 2014 7:57 PM

With little debate, the state party adopted a platform without language opposing same-sex marriage.

April 14 2014 9:14 PM