GOP Maryland Pol Says Gay Marriage Vote Contributed to Alcoholism
January 14 2013 2:58 PM ET

Maryland Lawmaker Blames His Drinking on Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Don Dwyer has a lot to say about his drinking, marriage equality, and his involvement in a boat crash.

First Trans Woman Elected to DNC
January 12 2013 1:22 PM ET

First Trans Woman Elected to DNC

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Laura Calvo had been a leader in Oregon's LGBT political scene.

Barney Frank Strongly Opposes Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary
January 01 2013 12:14 PM ET

Barney Frank 'Strongly Opposes' Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

Trudy Ring

Hagel's negative statements and actions regarding LGBT people should disqualify him from consideration, Frank says.

December 19 2012 12:17 PM ET

Obama Is Time's Person of The Year; Tim Cook a Runner-Up

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When Barney Frank Came Out of the Room
December 03 2012 2:22 PM ET

When Barney Frank Came Out of the Room

Trudy Ring

Alerting staffers that Frank might be coming out in 1986, then-House speaker Tip O'Neill was a bit confused on the terminology.

LGBTs Want Cory Booker to Challenge Christie for NJ Governor
November 26 2012 3:25 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.

Florida Swears in First Gay Legislators
November 20 2012 6:38 PM ET

Florida Swears in First Gay Legislators

Michelle Garcia

Florida representatives Joe Saunders and David Richardson Tuesday became the first openly gay members to be sworn into the Sunshine State's legislature.

Antigay Allen West Concedes Defeat
November 20 2012 11:00 AM ET November 20 2012 11:55 AM 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 1:03 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 4:00 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 6:43 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.

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