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.

Kyle Wood, who recanted his story about being attacked because of his sexual orientation and political views, could face criminal charges.

October 30 2012 10:26 AM

You might be surprised which place in the country is poised to send its second gay person to Congress — because it isn't part of New England or California.

October 30 2012 4:00 AM

Dan Rutherford, who may seek the governor's office, has backed several gay rights measures, although he draws the line at marriage equality.

October 29 2012 6:01 PM

The Republican contender for president took a hard right turn when preparing for his first presidential run four years ago and now recently-unearthed videos show just how extreme he is, or pretends to be to garner favor with antigay voters.

October 29 2012 1:22 PM

The Massachusetts real estate agent and former state legislator is a gay Republican vying to make history.

October 29 2012 4:00 AM

Did President Reagan make a sex joke about voting that puts actress Lena Dunham's virginity allegory to shame? MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell seems to think so.

October 27 2012 3:49 PM