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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, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.
Transgender Pioneer Leslie Feinberg of Stone Butch Blues Has Died
November 17 2014 11:17 AM ET

Trans Pioneer, Stone Butch Blues Author Leslie Feinberg Dies

Advocate.com Editors

She was a pioneer in trans and lesbian issues, workers rights, and intersectionality long before anyone could define the phrase. Her partner, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and family offered us this obituary.

What Does Islam Really Say About LGBT People?
November 17 2014 9:00 AM ET

What Does Islam Really Say About LGBT People?

Stevie St. John

The founder of Muslims for Progressive Values criticizes 'deviant, draconian, and hateful' variants of Islam and advocates for LGBT and gender equality.

Colin Farrell: It's 'Insane' That My Gay Brother Left Ireland to Marry
November 16 2014 9:27 PM ET

Colin Farrell: It's 'Insane' That My Gay Brother Left Ireland to Marry

Lucas Grindley

The actor is encouraging Ireland to vote for marriage equality in a national referendum next year.

Michigan Claims 300 Same-Sex Marriages 'Never Existed'
November 16 2014 7:33 PM ET

Michigan Claims 300 Same-Sex Marriages 'Never Existed'

Lucas Grindley

The Sixth Circuit's decision upholding marriage bans is being cited as reason to ignore 300 same-sex couples who got marriage licenses.

Nicolas Sarkozy Wants to Reverse Marriage Equality in France
November 16 2014 1:06 PM ET

Nicolas Sarkozy Wants to Reverse Marriage Equality in France

Lucas Grindley

Just because same-sex couples are already marrying, that hasn't stopped a campaign to rid the country of equality.

Toronto Trans Man Strip-Searched By Police, Files Human Rights Complaint
November 16 2014 11:00 AM ET

Trans Man Strip-Searched, Files Human Rights Complaint

Mitch Kellaway

Boyd Kodak faced three days of horror, he says, when he was detained by police and placed in women's facilities where he was stripped, forced to wear women's clothing, and humiliated by other inmates.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow a Fan of Secret Lesbian Love Story
November 15 2014 12:02 PM ET

WATCH: Why Rachel Maddow Is a Fan of This Love Story

Lucas Grindley

The MSNBC host had a book to recommend to her viewers this week.

PHOTOS: Explore TransCuba
November 15 2014 6:01 AM ET

PHOTOS: Explore TransCuba

Mitch Kellaway

As Cuba emerges from decades under the repressive regime of Fidel Castro, the island nation's embrace of diversity is powerfully captured in photographer Mariette Pathy Allen's new book, TransCuba.

Why Sam Champion Denounced Morning Show 'Hysteria'
November 15 2014 6:00 AM ET

Why Sam Champion Denounced Morning Show 'Hysteria'

Dawn Ennis

The hottest weatherman on TV offers viewers a brighter way to start the day.

L.A. Panel Features Prominent Pro-LGBT Religious Figures
November 14 2014 6:25 PM ET

L.A. Panel Features Prominent Pro-LGBT Religious Figures

Stevie St. John

Four prominent pro-LGBT religious figures were lauded as pioneers at a panel discussion called 'Is Religion Getting Us to LGBTQ Equality?'

PHOTOS: Kansas Is Finally Over the Rainbow
November 14 2014 6:17 PM ET

PHOTOS: Kansas Is Finally Over the Rainbow

Sunnivie Brydum

Finally, there's no place like home for Kansas same-sex couples to tie the knot.

Did Justice Clarence Thomas Just Give the Supreme Court an Epic Side-Eye?
November 14 2014 5:53 PM ET

Did Clarence Thomas Just Give SCOTUS an Epic Side-Eye?

Sunnivie Brydum

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made his feelings about the recent court action on marriage equality known — without ever mentioning the word marriage.

Will the Supreme Court's Next Marriage Case Come From Ohio?
November 14 2014 5:17 PM ET

Will SCOTUS Take Up Ohio Marriage Cases?

Michelle Garcia

Two cases involving marriage equality in Ohio are being proposed for the Supreme Court's schedule.

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