Join The Advocate for Live Coverage of LGBT Issues Tonight
As we have all campaign season, The Advocate will be covering all of the LGBT angles on Election Day.
Marriage equality is on the ballot in various forms in four states. Eight LGBT candidates are vying for House seats, plus a U.S. Senate candidate hopes to make history. State and local races include hundreds of LGBT candidates and a list of important firsts. Then the main event, of course, is President Obama versus Mitt Romney. That decision comes with broad implications for LGBT Americans. Here's our latest look at all of those races. Check back at Advocate.com tonight for live coverage and conversation throughout the night. Follow us on Twitter at @TheAdvocateMag and reach out on Facebook to join in.
Were the Pundits Wrong About Obama on Marriage Equality?
The pundits imagined a worst-case scenario for the president's reelection bid after he announced his support for marriage equality, but will it come true on Election Day?
This Is How a ‘Radical Lesbian’ Votes
Tammy Baldwin has been called a “radical lesbian” in her quest for a seat in the U.S. Senate, but what does she actually believe, and does it sound radical to you?
HOUSE OF REPRESENATIVES
Antigay Watch List: The Worst Who Want Your Vote
What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a truly scary list of antigay politicians to watch on Election Day?
5 Reasons Gay Congressman David Cicilline Faces a Tough November Fight
When Providence, R.I., mayor David Cicilline was elected to Congress two years ago, he became only the fourth openly LGBT person in the House of Representatives.
Are You Surprised Which District Might Elect Its 2nd Gay Rep?
You might be surprised which place in the country is poised to send its second gay person to Congress — because it isn't part of New England or California.
5 Reasons Jared Polis Will Win Reelection by a Landslide
Democrat and out gay father Jared Polis is expected to win his bid for a third term representing Colorado's second congressional district.
The Unlikeliest Candidate
Kyrsten Sinema is nontheist and openly bisexual, and despite being an improbable Arizona candidate, she’s poised to become a congresswoman in an historic election.
Why Mark Takano’s Race Is the Perfect Sign of Our Times
The Riverside, Calif., educator and GSA adviser Mark Takano hopes to win his race against Republican opponent John Tavaglione for the newly created 41st congressional district.
Ever Wonder What a Gay Republican Stands For?
The Massachusetts real estate agent and former state legislator is a gay Republican vying to make history.
A Choice for New York Voters Between Gay-Friendly Candidates
Congresswoman Nan Hayworth of New York has been seen as an ally in Congress but faces a gay Democratic challenger, Sean Patrick Maloney.
New York Senate Contests Poised to Send Message
The fate of Republican senators who voted for marriage equality could send a signal to lawmakers in other states, but how strong a sign depends on the outcome of the races this Tuesday.
LGBT Candidates in Close, Controversial Local and State Races
Nine LGBT candidates in six races promise to make Election Day a nail-biter on the local level.
By the Numbers: Marriage Equality in Washington State
What are the chances that Washington can uphold its marriage equality law at the ballot box?
By the Numbers: Marriage Equality Battle in Minnesota
Minnesota could be just the latest state to enshrine discrimination into its constitution — or it could change history.
By The Numbers: Is Maryland Set to Become Gay-Marry-Land?
The heavily Democratic state could be the first to affirm marriage equality at the ballot box, according to polls that put support for the freedom to marry as many as nine points ahead of anti-equality positions.
By the Numbers: Marriage Equality War in Maine
Read all about the latest ads, polls, and money raised in the battle to bring marriage equality back to Maine.