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.

The country singer made the comment during a Texas concert in which he also made fun of 'queer guitar pickers.'

September 04 2012 3:02 PM

Democrats became the first major American political party to approve a platform endorsing marriage equality.

September 04 2012 10:52 AM Updated

Advocate.com Editor Lucas Grindley spoke with TruthDig Radio about the startling homophobia lurking within the Republican Party platform immediately following Paul Ryan's speech during the Republican National Convention. The Republican vice presidential nominee devoted just three words to opposing marriage equality. But his party's platform addressed it at length, even calling for a federal investigation of supporters of same-sex marriage.

September 04 2012 8:00 AM

The nephew of the slain gay rights pioneer says Charlotte is critical to reelection for President Obama.

September 04 2012 5:00 AM

Young people in Charlotte want to use the DNC as the start of a local progressive movement that highlights matters of LGBT equality.

September 04 2012 4:00 AM

The Unity Through Community LGBT welcome event was held at the new North Carolina Dance Theatre building, just blocks away from official convention venue sites in Uptown Charlotte.

September 04 2012 3:00 AM