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.

If candidates are going to be asked about LGBT issues, the Tuesday night town hall with President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney would seem to offer the right time and place.

October 16 2012 9:52 AM

As Spirit Day approaches next week, activists urge the leader of the nation to don purple to support LGBT youth.

October 14 2012 1:56 PM

The Massachusetts governor urged an LGBT audience to “see your stake in the broader struggle” while he said his predecessor Mitt Romney had tried to “frustrate marriage equality.”

October 12 2012 7:58 PM

A print advertisement paid for by the Broward County chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans includes the body of the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed in what has lately been called a terrorist attack.

The ad was reported on by Bilerico Project and printed in an LGBT newspaper called the Florida Agenda. It attacks President Obama as unable to protect Americans.

October 12 2012 1:26 PM

Joe Biden took a starkly different approach to debating his opponent than President Obama had employed in his much-panned performance a week ago.

October 11 2012 11:14 PM

NOH8 Co-founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley invited members of both parties and both houses of Congress to a photo shoot to celebrate National Coming Out Day and 26 people showed up — all Democrats from the House of Representatives. Among them is the head of the Democratic Party, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

October 11 2012 4:39 PM