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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.

Tennessee Senate passes bill making 'recruiting' for trans youth care a felony

The bill could have far ranging impacts in Tennessee and outside of the state, and could be broadly used to target health care professionals across state lines.

Democrats introduce resolution in support of LGBTQ+ youth

The resolution demands "equal educational opportunity, basic civil rights protections, and freedom from erasure."

Colton Underwood is hoping to create a gay reality TV dating show

Plus, the star is sharing an inspiring message to the LGBTQ+ community heading into this year's election.

Jill Biden calls Donald Trump a ‘bully’ and ‘dangerous to our country’ at Human Rights Campaign event

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden did not hold back as she spoke to fired-up LGBTQ+ advocates and allies at a campaign event in Virginia.

Idaho closes legislative session with a slew of anti-LGBTQ+ laws

The new laws take direct aim at gender-affirming care for minors and the trans community.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's hilarious LGBTQ+ campaign video: 'You can't spell Biden without Bi'

"If Trump wins this November, democracy as we know it will sashay away," a Biden impersonator says in the sketch.

Louisiana theatre students take to the state capitol's steps to protest ‘don’t say gay’ bill

Thirteen students traveled from New Orleans to Baton Rouge on March 27 to protest several anti-LGBTQ+ bills up for consideration by the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

Joe Biden launches ‘Out for Biden-Harris’ campaign initiative to engage & woo LGBTQ+ voters (exclusive)

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris want queer people to know what's at stake this election and to get involved.

GOP Rep. Nancy Mace gets roasted for attacking her state’s NCAA champion Dawn Staley on transgender players

Ahead of her state’s prospect to win a national championship, the South Carolina Republican attacked the famed basketball coach for her inclusive stance.

These 9 states have the chance to protect abortion this election — Here's what you can do

Constitutional amendments to protect abortion are on the ballot in 4 states, and 5 other states still need your signature.

Uganda used the U.S. Supreme Court's anti-abortion ruling to outlaw being LGBTQ+

Uganda's highest court cited the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson ruling in their decision to uphold a law criminalizing same-sex relationships.

Melania Trump set to appear at fundraiser for gay Republican group at Mar-a-Lago

The former first lady has taken part in events with the Log Cabin Republicans since leaving the White House. In 2021, she was the guest of honor at the group’s annual Spirit of Lincoln Gala.

Weeks after primary election, gay candidate Evan Low advances to general for California congressional seat

The final vote count shows Low in a tie for second with Joe Simitian, so both will be on the general election ballot, along with Sam Liccardo. The primary was held March 5.

Florida Republican threatens legal action after Miami Beach Pride denies him space in parade

The Republican faced angry, disruptive protests when he participated in the Miami Beach Pride Parade last year.

Thousands of paper hearts flood Idaho capital as lawmakers pass anti-LGBTQ+ bills

The 48,000 paper hearts represented the 48,000 LGBTQ+ people living in Idaho.

Lara Trump awkwardly blames Biden’s support of trans people for high gas prices and Israel-Hamas war

According to the co-chair of the Republican National Committee transgender people are to blame for everything, even Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

Oklahoma voters recall white supremacist, reject supporters of Ryan Walters

The city of Enid voted out a white nationalist city council member, and Tulsa rejected school board candidates who supported Walters's threat of a state takeover of the city's public schools.

3 books to read before the November elections

These political reads examine the current state of facism, religion, transphobia, and more in the U.S.

Donald Trump endorses pastor who calls for LGBTQ+ executions

On Monday, former President Donald Trump endorsed Mark Burns for South Carolina's Third Congressional District. The pastor has previously called for the execution of LGBTQ "indoctrinators."

Kansas Senate minority leader on recent anti-LGBTQ+ legislation: ‘It’s just filled with hate’

Two bills with ramifications for the state’s queer community have been sent to the governor for a signature.