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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.

Gaetz, the disgraced Florida congressman, has repeatedly invoked Hill's name, comparing her sex scandal to his.

April 10 2021 1:29 PM

Rep. Mary Bentley's bill would let teachers ignore students' preferred names and pronouns, and she says the state should do more in case a youth identifies "as a cat, as a furry."

April 09 2021 8:36 PM

Over 11,000 signatures were gathered to reverse Mesa's newly enacted protections.

April 07 2021 5:22 PM

The proposed legislation would ban gender-affirming health care for people up to age 21 and require school staffers to out trans kids to their families.

April 07 2021 1:58 PM

George Langdon IV has resigned from the Albany County Legislature and apologized for his "rash and thoughtless statements."

April 06 2021 2:30 PM

The news was heralded by LGBTQ+ activists, but the legislature could still override the veto with a simple majority.

April 05 2021 3:10 PM