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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.
Low-Income Apartment Complex for LGBT Seniors Opens in Philadelphia
March 09 2014 1:49 PM ET

WATCH: Low-Income Apartments for LGBT Seniors Open

Jase Peeples

Philadelphia’s gayborhood is now home to one of only 3 housing developments in the country specifically for LGBT seniors.

Archbishop of NY Applauds NFL Hopeful Michael Sam for Coming Out
March 08 2014 6:04 PM ET March 09 2014 11:46 AM ET

Archbishop Dolan to NFL Hopeful Michael Sam: 'Bravo'

Jase Peeples

'Good for him,' New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says of NFL hopeful Michael Sam revealing he is gay. 'I would have no sense of judgment on him.'

Fired Gay Administrator Sues Wash. Catholic School
March 07 2014 7:55 PM ET

Fired Gay Administrator Sues Wash. Catholic School

Trudy Ring

Mark Zmuda, forced out at a Catholic school near Seattle after marrying his partner, is filing a wrongful-termination suit.

Google's International Women's Day Doodle Includes Trans Women
March 07 2014 5:09 PM ET

Google's International Women's Day Doodle Includes Trans Women

Parker Marie Molloy

Today's Google Doodle celebrates International Women's Day with a video celebrating women around the globe — including two openly trans women.

CNN to Test New Don Lemon Prime-Time Show
March 07 2014 4:36 PM ET

CNN to Test New Don Lemon Prime-Time Show

Ran Aubrey Frazier

In its latest bid for higher ratings, CNN will debut The Don Lemon Show on Mondays at 10 p.m.

WATCH: Christian Pastors Involved in African LGBT Issues — But Not How You May Think
March 07 2014 4:20 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Pastors Involved in African LGBT Issues — But Not How You May Think

Michael O'Loughlin

A group of Christian pastors in Chicago will provide safe space for LGBTs fleeing draconian laws in Africa.

Virginia's House of Delegates Repeals Sodomy Ban
March 07 2014 2:52 PM ET

Sorry Ken, Virginia's House OK With Sodomy

Daniel Reynolds

The bill, which revises the state's longstanding 'Crimes Against Nature' statute, was passed unanimously and is awaiting the signature of Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Meet the Controversial Spiritual Adviser to Trans People
March 07 2014 12:39 PM ET

Meet the Controversial Spiritual Adviser to Trans People

Michael O'Loughlin

A Catholic nun has provided religious counseling for hundreds of transgender people throughout the U.S.

Where Can You Get Married in Illinois?
March 07 2014 12:07 PM ET

Where Can You Get Married in Illinois?

Trudy Ring

At least five counties are joining Cook and Champaign in accepting license applications from same-sex couples, but more are waiting for June 1, the marriage equality law's original effective date.

March 07 2014 10:25 AM ET

How to Get a Job With Nate Silver

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Timeline: When Executive Orders Came First?
March 07 2014 7:00 AM ET

Timeline: When Executive Orders Came First?

Advocate.com Editors

Executive orders were the starting point for past civil rights actions.

Here's Why Facebook Is Sponsoring Right-Wing CPAC Event
March 06 2014 6:12 PM ET

Here's Why Facebook Is Sponsoring Right-Wing CPAC

Sunnivie Brydum

The social media giant says the Conservative Political Action Conference is just one of a number of events across the ideological spectrum which it sponsors.

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