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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.
View From the Hill -- Choi
May 15 2009 12:00 AM ET

View From the Hill

Kerry Eleveld

As stress continues to take its toll on a military stretched to its limits, dismissals of gay soldiers press forward with no sign that the White House has a plan to lift the armed forces' ban.

Extend the Outrage
May 12 2009 12:00 AM ET

Extend the Outrage

Amity P. Buxton

The recent documentary Outrage exposes the hypocrisy of politicians who live in the closet while voting antigay -- but it also shines a light on the devastation it causes unsuspecting spouses and children.

Activists: White House Lacks Action on DADT
May 11 2009 12:00 AM ET

Activists Question Lack of Action on DADT

Kerry Eleveld

National security adviser Gen. James Jones has suggested the future of "don't ask, don't tell" is unclear, prompting activists to wonder why the White House isn't focused on repealing the ban on gays in the military.

Fight to the Finish
May 08 2009 12:00 AM ET

Fight to the Finish

Neal Broverman

Is Prop. 8 unconstitutional, or should the voters have a chance to overturn it in 2010? Depends on whom you ask -- just know that some of the big names in marriage equality aren't quite seeing eye to eye.

View From the Hill -- Mainstream Media
May 08 2009 12:00 AM ET

View From the Hill

Kerry Eleveld

Mainstream media put on a blitzkrieg of coverage aimed at the Obama administration's avoidance of LGBT issues, but the real test of where the administration stands on "don't ask, don't tell" will come next Wednesday.

Keep the Win at Your Back
May 06 2009 12:00 AM ET

Keep the Win at Your Back

Michelangelo Signorile

Wins in Iowa, Vermont, and Maine are giving gays some of the biggest boosts in 40 years. Now far-right blowhards like Tony Perkins and Rick Warren are struggling to clearly dispute marriage equality.

Forty Under 40: Media
May 06 2009 12:00 AM ET

Forty Under 40: Media

Advocate.com Editors

Ariel Foxman heads up an impressive list of out media professionals that includes Ariel Levy, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Air Shapiro, Josh Rubin, and Rachel Maddow.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell... Don't Blow It
May 04 2009 12:00 AM ET

Don't Ask, Don't Tell... Don't Blow It

Advocate.com Editors

With an impressive first 100 days under his belt, Obama appears to be a friend and ally. But we've been here before with "don't ask, don't tell" -- and Joan M. Garry says this time, we must win.

View From the Hill -- 100 Days
May 02 2009 12:00 AM ET

View From the Hill

Kerry Eleveld

President Obama's first 100 days showed great potential for LGBT advances, but both he and our LGBT leaders will ultimately be judged by what they accomplish on behalf of our movement.

Polis Makes Progress on Iraqi LGBT Rights
April 30 2009 12:00 AM ET

Polis Makes Progress on Iraqi LGBT Rights

Kerry Eleveld

Rep. Jared Polis has received a letter from Iraqi officials regarding reports of LGBT executions in the country, and he has sent a letter calling on the new U.S. ambassador to the country to investigate the charges.

Obama's First 100 Days Prove Inclusive
April 29 2009 12:00 AM ET

Obama's First 100 Days Prove Inclusive

Kerry Eleveld

Though the president's first 100 days did not include the signing of major LGBT legislation, advocates say the Administration has set the stage for a string of LGBT wins.

View From the Hill - Hate Crimes
April 24 2009 12:00 AM ET

View From the Hill

Kerry Eleveld

Washington debates hate crimes and a slew of ads -- bad, good, and campy -- hit the airwaves on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue.

First Lady Attends Berry's Swearing In
April 23 2009 12:00 AM ET

First Lady Attends Berry Swearing In

Kerry Eleveld

John Berry was officially sworn in Thursday as director of the Office of Personnel Management at an event attended by First Lady Michelle Obama and a who's who of Washington LGBTs.

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