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.

Sportsball is clearly not on Anderson Cooper's mind, nor in his fantasies. 

October 29 2015 5:20 PM

Since the Republican front-runner so often laments 'politically correct' culture, he presumably won't mind our calling it like it is. 

October 29 2015 4:29 PM

Can these prominent actors, athletes, and politicians convince Houston to protect its minorities?

October 29 2015 3:54 PM

The former vice-presidential candidate won the top spot in the House of Representatives with a comfortable 236 votes. 

October 29 2015 11:41 AM

He's likened his fight to the war with Nazi Germany — but meanwhile the campaign to keep the LGBT-inclusive ordinance has lined up some star power.

October 29 2015 9:00 AM

Ben Carson gets quizzed on being a board member for LGBT-friendly Costco; others tout 'family values' cred, denounce Democrats and the media.

11:33 PM

Tonight's early-evening Republican debate focused on the economy, with only the occasional dog whistle on LGBT issues.

8:34 PM

Julián Antonio Bedoya becomes Colombia's first mayoral candidate elected after campaigning as openly gay — and running with the support of a highly conservative party. 

5:55 PM