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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.

A police shooting in South Bend, Ind., puts the presidential candidate's social justice record under a harsh spotlight.

June 24 2019 8:35 AM

Paul Watkins once worked to criminalize homosexuality. Now he has enormous influence on how companies comply with antidiscrimination laws. 

June 24 2019 5:22 AM

The queer public defender refuses to be part of the power structure, and vows to make positive changes in criminal justice reform. 

June 22 2019 6:00 AM

In a new book excerpted by New York magazine, columnist E. Jean Carroll says Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s.

June 21 2019 7:24 PM

Diane Gramley is spinning her own version of LGBTQ history.

June 21 2019 2:41 PM

Bills from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Judy Chu would let couples file amended returns going back to the date of their marriage.

June 21 2019 2:27 PM

Kathy Ottersten made history last year, and vows to continue fighting for the underdog in not only their state but around the world. 

June 21 2019 8:29 AM