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.
California Congresswoman Takes On Ex-Gay Therapy
November 28 2012 4:00 PM ET

California Congresswoman Takes On 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Julie Bolcer

Rep. Jackie Speier introduced the Stop Harming Our Kids (SHOK) resolution Wednesday.

Uganda Has Tony Perkins Support
November 28 2012 3:20 PM ET

Still Not a Hate Group? Tony Perkins Supports Uganda

Neal Broverman

The head of the antigay Family Research Council tweeted his support of Uganda, which is weighing an extremely harsh antigay bill that could put gays behind bars and possibly sentences some to death

Rick Warren Can Explain to You Why Being Gay is Bad
November 28 2012 2:38 PM ET

Rick Warren Can Explain to You Why Being Gay is Bad

Neal Broverman

Appearing on Piers Morgan's CNN show Tuesday night, evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren tried to explain why same-sex attraction isn't bad, but acting on it is.

November 27 2012 7:17 PM ET

What Should Obama Do Next for Gay Rights?

NH Transgender Legislator to Step Aside
November 27 2012 7:14 PM ET

N.H. Transgender Legislator-Elect Won't Take Office

Trudy Ring

After news came out that Stacie Laughton had been convicted of a felony, she has decided not to take office as the state's first transgender elected official.

Naked AIDS Activists Protest at Boehner Office
November 27 2012 5:17 PM ET

Naked AIDS Activists Protest at Boehner's Office

Trudy Ring

The activists, with slogans painted on their bodies, were objecting to proposed cuts to AIDS programs.

AP Says Homophobia Off the Mark in Describing Antigay Bigotry
November 26 2012 7:24 PM ET

AP Denounces Homophobia — The Word, That Is

Trudy Ring

The news service's widely used style guide has added language advising against use of the term, saying it amounts to a diagnosis of mental disability.

LGBTs Want Cory Booker to Challenge Christie for NJ Governor
November 26 2012 4:25 PM ET

LGBTs Want Cory Booker to Challenge Christie for N.J. Governor

Neal Broverman

Buoyed by New Jersey's LGBT population, Newark mayor Cory Booker is considering running against Chris Christie for Garden State governor.