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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.

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey wants the U.S. to lead in the global struggle for LGBT rights.

June 13 2014 3:33 PM

Trans woman and Air Force veteran Lauren Scott hopes to become the first out transgender member of any state legislature.

June 13 2014 3:11 PM

Brett Smiley, a gay mayoral candidate in Providence, R.I., may have released the most adorable campaign ad yet.

June 13 2014 1:11 PM

The AC360 host shoots down a Texas Republican's arguments in favor of 'ex-gay' therapy.

June 12 2014 2:56 PM

The former Secretary of State says Vladimir Putin will not be happy to read her new memoir, Hard Choices.

June 12 2014 1:47 PM

It's the latest in an ongoing string of problematic comparisons made by the conservative Texas governor regarding gay and lesbian people.

June 12 2014 12:33 PM

The Southern Baptist Convention has adopted a resolution urging lawmakers to oppose legal protections for trans individuals and reinforcing biblical concepts of womanly subservience.

June 12 2014 9:50 AM