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.

As the Senate race heats up, Democratic hopeful Cory Booker and his opponent Steve Lonegan address long-standing gay rumors

August 28 2013 12:50 PM

One brave young man is opening up about daily life for LGBT people in Russia.

August 27 2013 2:59 PM

Daniel Hernandez Jr. is facing unabashedly antigay attacks in a petition to recall him from a Tucson-area school board.

August 26 2013 6:57 PM

The high-ranking official also wants to reinstate Russia's ban on gay people giving blood or donating organs.

August 26 2013 12:45 PM

Queer Nation is asking the Coca Cola Company to stop sponsoring hate with a protest planned for August 28 in Times Square.

August 24 2013 12:37 PM

With Bob Filner's resignation, gay City Council president Todd Gloria will become interim mayor. He and other gay and lesbian candidates may run in a special election to replace Filner.

August 23 2013 7:52 PM

The closed-door session, set for next month, is likely the first of its kind.

August 23 2013 6:56 PM