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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.

It's not just Florida — Alabama, Tennessee, South Dakota, Utah, and Indiana have anti-LGBTQ+ laws coming into force now.

July 02 2022 11:30 AM

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the anti-LGBTQ+ bill into law in March, and opponents say they are already suffering its consequences.

July 01 2022 2:24 PM

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the “don’t say gay” bill into law in March. Other states have followed suit, attempting to pass their own versions.

July 01 2022 10:30 AM

The prominent Democratic members of Congress say it's time to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans, particularly of transgender people.

June 30 2022 5:00 PM

“I wanted to speak my truth, and it just felt right in the moment to say it,” said Convirs-Fowler, who came out at a Pride event in Virginia Beach.

June 30 2022 2:30 PM

The commonwealth and its capital city have pushed for greater LGBTQ+ rights in recent years. However, advocates are concerned its new GOP governor could erode the progress made.

June 30 2022 12:09 PM

Eric Sorensen has won the nomination in the state's 17th Congressional District.

June 29 2022 8:00 PM