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.

Patrick Murphy endorsed Trevor Thomas, who is competing in the Democratic primary in Michigan’s Third District, covering Grand Rapids.

June 29 2012 12:19 PM

Gay Cuban activists and their allies presented a list of demands to lawmakers Thursday in advance of this weekend's Pride celebration.

June 29 2012 10:12 AM

Except for gay conservative groups, advocates see the decision as a victory for the president and LGBT Americans who disproportionately face barriers to accessing health care.

June 28 2012 12:14 PM

Early morning tipsters, especially blogger Joe. My.

June 28 2012 11:33 AM

The event, a low-key forum at the embassy in Nairobi, was part of the Obama administration's campaign for global LGBT rights.

June 27 2012 9:44 PM

Republican primary winner Wendy Long once said she would not attend a same-sex wedding on principle.

June 27 2012 9:12 PM

Sean Patrick Maloney, a gay former aide to President Bill Clinton, won the Democratic primary and will face Rep. Nan Hayworth, who has a moderate reputation on LGBT rights compared to some other Tea Party-backed Republicans.

June 27 2012 2:37 PM

New York City advocates spoke out after the City Council voted to retain funding for several key services, including the Runaway and Homeless Youth Services program, and funding for HIV/AIDS housing and care services. The announcement comes after the council and Mayor Michael Bloomberg negotiated a $68.5 billion budget, also saving child care services, firehouses, and library funding, and jobs for 650 educators.

June 26 2012 3:57 PM