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.

Former Connecticut Democratic State Rep. Evelyn Mantilla came out as the nation’s first bisexual state official in 1997. Since then the number of bisexual state-level officials who have come out during their term has slowly grown to six, with Wisconsin Democratic State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa as the most recent addition to the short list.

August 23 2012 4:00 AM

Rehoboth Beach real estate agent Andy Staton hopes to become the first openly LGBT person elected to the Delaware legislature, and he has a healthy bank account and a wealth of endorsements on his side.

August 22 2012 3:24 PM

Arizona lawmaker Kyrsten Sinema says that one of her opponents is using language to sway voters against her because of her sexual orientation.

August 22 2012 2:13 PM

“The final document is marred by outdated social conservative ideology,” said the Log Cabin Republicans, which participated in the platform drafting process for the first time this year.

August 22 2012 12:01 PM

“The voters of Wisconsin need to ask themselves whether or not they want to send a woman to the Senate who has a voting record to the left of Nancy Pelosi,” said the group.

August 22 2012 10:01 AM

Iowa Rep. Steve King is backtracking from comments he made in a report, claiming he's not aware of any women who were impregnated due to incest or rape.

August 21 2012 6:44 PM

GOP Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin can rest easy now that Mike Seaver has his back. Conservative actor-pundit Kirk Cameron has come to the defense of Akin's controversial remarks about women and rape, during an interview with CNN's Soledad O'Brien.

August 21 2012 5:50 PM