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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.

Democrats commemorate LGBTQ+ rights movement with Stonewall Day resolutions (exclusive)

The resolutions recognize the legacy of the Stonewall Uprising, which ignited the push for equal rights for queer folks.

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What is Project 2025 and what does it mean for LGBTQ+ Americans?

Far-right activists have put together a series of directives for the next conservative president. Here's what it would mean to the LGBTQ+ community.

Utah's bathroom snitch line hasn't found one legitimate complaint out of 12,000

Utah's anti-transgender bathroom snitch line has gotten over 12,000 complaints — only five were investigated, and none turned up anything.

Senate seeks formal apology for decades of LGBTQ+ discrimination in the federal government

For many years, members of the LGBTQ+ community who worked for the federal government faced persecution for their sexual orientation.

Ryan Walters is too much even for Republicans in Oklahoma

The far-right extremist superintendent of public instruction keeps racking up losses.

Log Cabin Republicans president bizarrely defends Donald Trump's anti-LGBTQ+ record

The Log Cabin Republicans are standing by their man.

Karine Jean-Pierre calls out Republican attacks on transgender Americans during Pride Month

The White House Press Secretary touted the Biden-Harris administration’s support for LGBTQ+ people as GOP-led states attack the community.

Thailand will be the first Southeast Asian country with marriage equality

The bill grants LGBTQ+ couples the same legal rights and recognition as heterosexual couples, including inheritance, adoption, and health care decision-making.

'Welcome to our annual convening of the gay Mafia': Equality PAC celebrates 10 years

The political fundraising organization promotes LGBTQ+ elected officials and held its annual gala last week. Here's what went down.

Watch Pete Buttigieg fight back happy tears discussing life with husband Chasten and twins

The U.S. Transportation secretary got choked up talking about his relationship with his husband as well as what it's like being a dad.

Why the use of 'butch' as an insult rankles some in the LGBTQ+ community

There are plenty of things one could criticize about Marjorie Taylor Greene, but having a "butch body" shouldn't be one of them.

Florida just got its first LGBTQ+ Latino state senator

“It’s also important to acknowledge and celebrate the significance of our election for Florida’s LGBTQ community, who have been relentlessly attacked and demonized by the majority party in this Legislature over the past few years,” Smith said on Friday.

Out reps and allies denounce anti-LGBTQ+ provisions in House defense spending bill

“Republicans love to claim how they support our troops in one breath, just to turn around and vote to discriminate against them with the next,” said Rep. Mark Pocan, chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus.

Rep. Robert Garcia: 'The Army that defeated Hitler and saved the world included drag queens'

The California Democrat expertly demolished a Republican proposal to ban drag shows on military bases — but it passed the House of Representatives anyways.

Kamala Harris celebrates 20 years of ‘Queer Eye’ with creators and cast

The show brought queer men into American living rooms at a time when being out was not easy and has moved forward LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream media.

Kamala Harris: Supreme Court mifepristone ruling doesn’t mean abortion is safe under Trump

The vice president warned that the ruling is not a cause for celebration in a country where Republicans are attacking bodily autonomy rights.

Sarah McBride nearly assured of Congress win after primary opponent drops out

McBride, currently a Delaware state senator, is poised to be the first out transgender member of Congress.

'Turn up the love:' San Francisco becomes a sanctuary city for transgender people

"Our city has been and will continue to be a sanctuary and a beacon for our transgender and gender non-conforming siblings,” Supervisor Rafael Mandelman said.

Missouri pol says ‘unpatriotic lesbian’ Brittney Griner should be in Russian jail, not Olympics

Valentina Gomez made the inflammatory remarks about the WNBA star in a video posted on social media platform X.