Will Marriage Equality Affect 2016 Presidential Race
May 13 2012 2:06 PM ET

Will Marriage Equality Affect 2016 Presidential Race?

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Will President Obama’s outspoken support for same-sex marriage affect the 2016 presidential race? The Los Angeles Times thinks so. Paul West's new political column says the person for whom "risks and rewards of the issue have suddenly been raised is Martin O’Malley," the Maryland governor who is considered a likely White House aspirant.

Top Romney Aid Outed Trans Political Opponent
May 12 2012 1:53 PM ET

Top Romney Aide Outed Trans Political Opponent

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Mitt Romney has been under assault all week for a variety of political gaffes, but a new report in Raw Story highlights the questionable ethics of his top aide and political strategist, Eric Fehrnstrom.

Romney Tells Gay Conservatives to Drop Dead Says GoProud
May 12 2012 12:06 PM ET

Romney Tells Gay Conservatives to Drop Dead, Says GoProud

Diane Anderson-Minshall

After the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, spoke at Liberty University today, JimmyLaSalvia, executive director and cofounder of GOProud (a national organization of gay-friendly conservatives) took him to task, saying that Romney's message to Goldwater conservatives is clearly "Drop dead."

Gay Sheriff Accused in Deportation Case Drops Congress Bid and Will Run for Reelection
May 11 2012 2:08 PM ET

Gay Sheriff Accused in Deportation Case Drops Congress Bid

Trudy Ring

Paul Babeu says he will instead run for sheriff again.

Congressman Allen West Says Antigay Discrimination Doesn't Happen
May 11 2012 1:20 PM ET

Watch: Congressman Says Antigay Discrimination Doesn't Happen

Trudy Ring

Congressman Allen West says LGBT people don’t face discrimination.

Tenn Pol Blames Bad Parenting Not Bullying For Suicides
April 25 2012 1:41 PM ET

Tenn. Pol. Blames Bad Parenting, Not Bullying, For Suicides

Michelle Garcia

Tennessee state Rep. Jeremy Faison apologized Tuesday after saying poor parenting and improper values are chief causes of teen suicides, and not bullying.

Sims Wins Primary On Track to Become Pennsylvanias 1st Openly Gay Legislator
April 25 2012 9:41 AM ET

Sims Wins Primary, On Track to Become Pennsylvania's 1st Openly Gay Legislator

Advocate.com Editors

Brian Sims, an Advocate "40 Under 40" honoree and former executive director of Equality Pennsylvania, will become the state’s first openly gay legislator.

Sen Scott Brown Friend or Foe
November 16 2011 5:00 AM ET

Sen. Scott Brown: Friend or Foe?


Is Scott Brown an LGBT ally? Democrats coveting his seat, once held by the Lion of the Senate, bristle at the very question.

Will Tammy Baldwin Become Antigay Target?
October 20 2011 4:00 AM ET

Will Tammy Baldwin Become Antigay Target? 


Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin might just become the first openly gay U.S. senator.

Gohmert Conspiracy Theory Obama Jobs Bill Is Gift to Gays
October 06 2011 4:52 PM ET

Texas Rep's Conspiracy Theory: Obama Jobs Bill Is Gift to Gays

Lucas Grindley

The right-wing Republican from Texas claimed that Obama's plan to add more jobs is actually part of a scheme to destroy marriage. 

A New Conservative Agenda
July 05 2011 4:00 AM ET

 A New Conservative Agenda

Advocate Contributors

Forget your party affiliation: Republican strategist Margaret Hoover is exactly the brand of straight ally we need right now.

Out Vote
March 10 2011 5:00 AM ET

Out Vote

Advocate Contributors

As the Victory Fund marks its 20th anniversary, elected officials championed by the group reflect on their experiences and offer advice.

I Advocate Joel Burns
February 08 2011 5:00 AM ET

I Advocate ... Joel Burns

Advocate Contributors

Here’s what Joel Burns, the Fort Worth, Texas, city councilman whose “It Gets Better” message on teen suicide made him a YouTube sensation, is passionate about this month.