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.

Barney Frank fans were disappointed today when Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick appointed someone to the Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry and it wasn't the longtime gay activist.

January 30 2013 3:24 PM

Bouncing back from her foundation's PR troubles last year over severing its ties with Planned Parenthood, the founder of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer research foundation is raising money for gay rights with her out son.

3:43 PM

Conservative Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia claims he has never publicly asserted his personal feelings on gay rights.

2:10 PM

President Obama's immigration reform proposals may include gay couples, but will Congress take heed?

12:10 PM

Daniel Villarreal was in Atlanta for Creating Change and brings back five things you should know.

January 27 2013 11:27 PM

Kathleen Wynne spoke with infectious optimism about the chances of an openly gay politician like her leading Ontario. Then she won.

January 27 2013 11:32 AM

The state Senate passed a bill that would make it illegal for gay and lesbian state employees to be discriminated against, but the proposal faces an uncertain future.

January 26 2013 11:57 AM