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.

When The Advocate asked LGBT voters to fill out an online survey about the election, we couldn't help also throwing in a question about who you have in mind for 2016. The result isn't scientific. But one name stood out.

November 15 2012 4:00 AM

The Advocate's Election Day exit survey shows 9% of you voted on marriage equality in some form and 64% of you have a clear candidate for 2016.

November 15 2012 4:00 AM

If confirmed by the Senate, William Thomas of Florida would be the first out gay black man to be a life-tenured federal judge.

November 14 2012 6:07 PM Updated

The stats geek everyone is in love with now has his own Internet meme, a Twitter parody account, and a very popular (and very funny) hashtag devoted to his praises.

November 14 2012 5:42 AM

Ed Murray is the second openly gay person in U.S. history to head a state senate.

November 13 2012 9:02 PM

Aaron Schock, the 31-year-old Illinois congressman and one of the GOP's most eligible bachelors, is clearly familiar with the oeuvre of Taylor Swift.

November 12 2012 6:43 PM

As Republicans argue about the future of their party, Gary Bauer claims the way to lure minority voters into the fold is by amplifying their antigay policy positions. Recent data, though, seems contradictory to his advice.

November 12 2012 3:56 PM

The race to represent Arizona's ninth district was too close to call until Monday morning.

November 12 2012 1:38 PM Updated