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.

Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin has drafted a letter, supported by 20 House members, urging the United States to exclude Brunei from free trade talks until its human rights violations are addressed.

May 23 2014 3:40 PM

Congressional hopeful Jody Hice, who just advanced to a runoff, made these points in a 2012 book, not realizing some of the material he quoted was meant ironically.

May 22 2014 4:13 PM

Politicians, activists, and LGBT notables will attend a special event at the White House Thursday to officially dedicate the Harvey Milk Stamp at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

May 22 2014 2:55 PM

The Florida Republican's comments have ensnared Governor Rick Scott politically.

May 20 2014 12:31 PM

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry issued statements, the president of Costa Rica raised a pride flag, but most importantly millions of people worldwide stood in solidarity.

May 19 2014 3:20 PM

The moment his brother came out to him is the centerpiece of a new television ad for a Republican candidate in Massachusetts.

May 17 2014 11:39 AM

Mayor Annise Parker contends a proposed ordinance will still protect trans residents from discrimination.

May 16 2014 4:49 PM