In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report 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 LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn 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.

The outgoing speaker has been no ally, but certainly neither has Ryan, who today said he'd consider the job.

October 20 2015 10:11 PM

The drawn-out battle over Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance just keeps getting nastier. 

October 20 2015 4:38 PM

Canada officially has a new — and very LGBT-friendly — political leader.

October 20 2015 3:44 PM

Ted Cruz now has the head of 'governmental affairs' of a leading hate group in his corner, and he couldn't be more proud.

October 20 2015 1:47 PM

Tell us whether Hillary and Bernie need a little more competition.

October 20 2015 1:22 PM

The State Department plans to start to phase out the Same-Sex Domestic Partner program in December, but advocates for LGBT workers say that's shortsighted.

October 20 2015 9:41 AM

Twelve-year-old Olivia's handwritten letter — with emoticons — will give you the feels. And yes, Clinton responded.

October 20 2015 8:49 AM

The man whose case led to a landmark EEOC ruling is pursuing his claim in federal court.

October 19 2015 9:55 PM

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski's cosponsorship of a bill to protect marriage equality opponents from discrimination penalities is 'an attack on our families,' Chad Griffin says.

October 19 2015 4:46 PM

The Republican presidential candidate has clarified his comments about workplace discrimination that were roundly criticized as saying gays should stay in the closet. 

October 19 2015 4:30 PM