In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports 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 causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.
Advocate election returns

Advocate election returns

November 7, 2006: Check here for up-to-the-minute returns to selected elections and ballot questions important to gays and lesbians across the country.

Purging the gays McCarthy style

Purging the gays, McCarthy style

The scapegoating of gay people in light of the scandal surrounding disgraced former congressman Mark Foley is nothing new. It is a tactic honed in the dark days of the Cold War during the McCarthy-led “purge of the perverts.”

Bush Calls for Boosted AIDS Spending in State of the Union Speech

Bush calls for reauthorizatoin of Ryan White Act and boosted ADAP spending.

Calling on conservatives to come out

Calling on conservatives to come out

During this challenging time in the gay rights movement, the fight for equality demands that closeted gay conservatives come out and stand up for their rights

One gay familys Iowa adventure

One gay family’s Iowa adventure

When a gay campaign worker for Howard Dean flies with his partner and son from Vermont to Iowa—where caucuses to select a Democratic presidential candidate will meet on Monday—he learns as much from the gay and lesbian Iowans he meets as the Iowans do about Dean’s campaign for president.

Gay Rights Leaders React to Bush Speech

Bush said he would support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. 

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