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.

The Southern Baptist Convention has adopted a resolution urging lawmakers to oppose legal protections for trans individuals and reinforcing biblical concepts of womanly subservience.

June 12 2014 9:50 AM

State representative candidate Scott Esk says homosexuality is 'worthy of death' but claims he wouldn't author legislation instituting such punishment.

June 11 2014 8:47 PM

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo's deputy chief of staff confirmed that the New Jersey Republican has signed on as a cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

June 11 2014 5:53 PM

Mike Michaud was unopposed in Tuesday's primary for governor, while Ryan Fecteau captured the Democratic nomination in the state's 11th House District.

June 11 2014 4:55 PM

'The fact that we are applying [Title IX] to transgender students means that they are going to be in a position to assert their rights,' said President Obama in a recent interview.

June 11 2014 3:39 PM

Toni Atkins is now the second LGBT person to take one of California's most influential political posts.

June 08 2014 1:59 PM

The City Commission approved the LGBT-inclusive measure unanimously.

June 05 2014 8:02 PM

The Texas Republican Party's revision of its official platform shifts the rhetoric around homosexuality from condemnation to 'cure.'

June 05 2014 3:40 PM

Ronald Reagan failed to successfully combat the AIDS crisis, but does that make him antigay?

June 05 2014 5:00 AM