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 it comes to this list of homophobic candidates, voters passed on electing a few of the most wacky. But the familiar faces of many villains return.

November 08 2012 5:00 AM

Exit polls have a lot to say about the role LGBT issues played in the election.

November 07 2012 7:53 PM

Advocates say it's necessary to protect performers from STIs, but the industry cites a low incidence of such infections.

November 07 2012 6:10 PM

Angus King, the popular former governor, will replace retiring Republican moderate Olympia Snowe.

November 07 2012 4:41 PM

Mark Grisanti, one of four Republican state senators who backed marriage equality legislation last year, won his race for reelection, while Stephen Saland appeared to be losing.

November 07 2012 2:00 PM Updated

One of California's antigay politicos was reelected on Tuesday.

November 07 2012 12:40 PM

We're not gloating — it's just that we just find these pictures of Tammy Baldwin and her supporters very moving. The Wisconsin congresswoman became the first openly gay U.S. senator in history on Tuesday.

November 07 2012 12:20 PM