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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.
40 Under 40: Zack Ford Gives Straight Progressives the Rundown on LGBT Rights
August 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

Zack Ford Gives Straight Progressives the Rundown on LGBT Rights

Trudy Ring

The Messengers: Think Progress writer Zack Ford got the activist bug in college and has been typing away fiercely ever since.

Even Former NOM Executives Believe Marriage Equality Is Imminent
August 20 2014 7:12 PM ET

Even Former NOM Execs Know Marriage Equality Is Imminent

Sunnivie Brydum

Jennifer Roback-Morse, who has a long history working with the antigay National Organization for Marriage, expects marriage equality to be legal nationwide by next fall.

Virginia Marriage Case Further Stalled by Supreme Court
August 20 2014 4:33 PM ET

Virginia Marriage Case Further Stalled by Supreme Court

Michelle Garcia

The Supreme Court has unanimously decided to further delay lifting Virginia's marriage ban.

Top Filipino Singer-Actor Comes Out as a Transgender Man
August 20 2014 4:10 PM ET

Top Filipino Singer-Actor Comes Out as a Transgender Man

Mitch Kellaway

Aiza Seguerra recently became the most prominent out trans man in the Philippines.

STUDY: Same-Sex Marriage Would Boost Florida's Economy
August 20 2014 1:44 PM ET

How Much Would Florida Earn by Enacting Marriage Equality? 

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

If Florida passing marriage equality, the state's economy would see a major return, according to The Williams Institute.

Comedian's Billboard Taunts Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka
August 20 2014 1:26 PM ET

God Wages Ad Campaign Against Westboro

Michelle Garcia

The person or people behind God's social media accounts say the Westboro Baptist Church has been putting words in his mouth.

Michelle Duggar Gets Verdict in Her Quest Against LGBT Ordinance in Ark.
August 20 2014 1:24 PM ET

Michelle Duggar Gets Verdict In Quest Against LGBT Protections

Parker Marie Molloy

Though 19 Kids and Counting star Michelle Duggar recorded a robocall in opposition to an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance, city councilmembers in Fayetteville, Ark., voted in favor of the bill 6-2.

Federal Judge Rules Indiana Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
August 20 2014 12:00 PM ET August 20 2014 3:33 PM ET

Federal Judge Rules Indiana Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The same judge who ruled against the state's ban on marriage equality affirmed that decision Tuesday in a separate case, requiring Indiana to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

40 Under 40: Carmen Carrera Is a Model for Trans Equality
August 20 2014 10:00 AM ET

Carmen Carrera Is a Model for Trans Equality

Daniel Reynolds

The Entertainers: Carmen Carrera is a trans model who is blazing trails in the worlds of fashion and entertainment.

40 Under 40: Tyler Glenn Is Mormon, Gay, and That's OK
August 20 2014 8:00 AM ET

Tyler Glenn Is Mormon, Gay, and That's OK

Jase Peeples

The Entertainers: The Mormon Church may be early in evolving its views on LGBT equality, but Neon Trees front man Tyler Glenn’s coming out as a proud gay Mormon may be the spark the church needs.

40 Under 40: Laura Jane Grace Doesn't Apologize for Being Herself
August 20 2014 6:00 AM ET

Laura Jane Grace Doesn't Apologize for Being Herself

Parker Marie Molloy

The Entertainers: Band front woman Laura Jane Grace is delivering on her promise not to become a demure shrinking violet after coming out as trans.

40 Under 40: Heather Cronk Reminds Politicians That LGBT Rights Have Urgency
August 19 2014 8:40 PM ET

Heather Cronk Is a Reminder Our Rights Can't Wait

Trudy Ring

The Fighters: Heather Cronk and the team at GetEqual show a passion with roots in the activist days of the 1980s and '90s.

Don Lemon Speaks Out on Discriminatory Policing
August 19 2014 6:15 PM ET

Don Lemon Speaks Out on Discriminatory Policing

Rebecca Juro

The out CNN journalist sees racism and abuse of police power in Ferguson, Mo.

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