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.

Partners in life for nearly 20 years, D.C.-based hairstylists Luigi Parasmo and Javier Calvo embark on the journey of starting a salon together.

December 04 2012 4:00 AM

Alerting staffers that Frank might be coming out in 1986, then-House speaker Tip O'Neill was a bit confused on the terminology.

December 03 2012 2:22 PM

Will Mike Fleck's coming out affect Pennsylvania?

December 01 2012 2:26 PM Updated

A coalition of groups criticized Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa for delaying a vote on Pamela Kai Chen and four other nominees.

November 29 2012 6:19 PM

The Secretary of State told a professional group for LGBT employees “creating an LGBT-welcoming workplace is not just the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing to do.”

11:14 PM Updated

Rep. Jackie Speier introduced the Stop Harming Our Kids (SHOK) resolution Wednesday.

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