Antigay Allen West Concedes Defeat
November 20 2012 12:00 PM ET November 20 2012 12:55 PM ET

Antigay Allen West Concedes Defeat

Neal Broverman

Allen West, the Florida congressman who proudly held antigay positions, has conceded defeat to his LGBT-supportive challenger, Patrick Murphy.

The Next Mayor of Los Angeles Could Be Gay Republican Kevin James
November 18 2012 2:03 PM ET

Will L.A.'s Next Mayor Be A Gay Republican?

Michelle Garcia

A Republican strategist is forming a super PAC to raise $4 million to get former U.S. Attorney Kevin James elected as mayor of the city of Los Angeles. 

Our Exit Poll Finds LGBT Voters Cheering Hillary On in 2016
November 15 2012 5:00 AM ET

Hillary Dominates Your Picks for a 2016 Ticket

Michelle Garcia and Lucas Grindley

When The Advocate asked LGBT voters to fill out an online survey about the election, we couldn't help also throwing in a question about who you have in mind for 2016. The result isn't scientific. But one name stood out.

Aaron Schock Tells GQ What the GOP and Taylor Swift Have in Common
November 12 2012 7:43 PM ET

Rep. Aaron Schock on What GOP, Taylor Swift Have in Common

Neal Broverman

Aaron Schock, the 31-year-old Illinois congressman and one of the GOP's most eligible bachelors, is clearly familiar with the oeuvre of Taylor Swift.

Kyrsten Sinema Becomes Nation's First Openly Bi Congresswoman
November 12 2012 2:38 PM ET January 07 2014 3:37 PM ET

VOTES COUNTED: Kyrsten Sinema Is First Openly Bi Congresswoman

Neal Broverman

The race to represent Arizona's ninth district was too close to call until Monday morning.

Chazs Stepmom GOP Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack Defeated
November 11 2012 6:38 PM ET

Chaz Bono's Stepmom Loses Reelection to Congress

Neal Broverman

California's Mary Bono Mack, who took over her late husband's seat in Congress, was defeated on Tuesday by Democrat Raul Ruiz.

Antigay GOP Senate Candidate Blasted by Own Family
November 05 2012 3:49 PM ET

Antigay GOP Senate Candidate Blasted by In-Laws

Neal Broverman

Discrimination against LGBT people will not fly among the family of Josh Mandel, a Republican running for Senate in Ohio.

Illinois Treasurer a GOP Gay Rights Supporter
October 29 2012 6:01 PM ET

Illinois Treasurer: A Rare GOP Gay Rights Supporter

Trudy Ring

Dan Rutherford, who may seek the governor's office, has backed several gay rights measures, although he draws the line at marriage equality.

As Governor Romney Fought Birth Certificates for Gay Families
October 25 2012 2:37 PM ET

As Governor, Romney Fought Birth Certificates for Gay Families

Neal Broverman

Correspondence unearthed by The Boston Globe show that as Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney worked to prevent gay parents from being acknowledged on their children's birth certi

Gay Congressional Candidate Anticipates Some 'Knucklehead' GOP Colleagues
October 21 2012 12:55 PM ET

Gay Candidate Expects 'Knucklehead' GOP Colleagues

Michelle Garcia


Gay Politician Harassed at Community Festival
October 16 2012 3:35 PM ET

Gay Politician Harassed at Community Festival

Michelle Garcia

The vice mayor of Campbell, Calif., who is gay, said he was verbally harassed by a woman as he was headed toward the annual Oktoberfest.

Katy Butler Asks President and Romney to Wear Purple
October 14 2012 1:56 PM ET

Katy Butler Asks President and Romney to Wear Purple

Diane Anderson-Minshall

As Spirit Day approaches next week, activists urge the leader of the nation to don purple to support LGBT youth.