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.

Advocate editor in chief Matthew Breen and National Center for Transgender Equality executive director Mara Keisling discuss their hopes for the second term with MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry.

January 21 2013 11:16 AM

Lady Gaga will reportedly perform for a private post-inauguration ball at the White House.

January 20 2013 1:24 PM

David Hall, an Airman and ROTC cadet who was discharged under "don't ask, don't tell" will be honored by the president's inauguration committee.

January 20 2013 1:02 PM

A leader of the American Family Association distorts an executive order to stoke fear that the Obama administration will decide anti-LGBT activists are 'too dangerous to get guns.'

January 18 2013 4:18 PM

David Hall, a gay man who has spent years fighting for full LGBT military equality, was named National Citizen Co-Chair by Obama's inaugural committee.

January 17 2013 11:33 AM

Rep. Zoe Lofgren took to the information-sharing site cofounded by late Internet activist Aaron Swartz to announce legislation that would reform the laws used by the federal government to harshly prosecute Swartz.

January 16 2013 5:59 PM