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.

Following the death of primary opponent Keith Crisco, Clay Aiken says he will suspend his campaign activities.

May 13 2014 12:29 PM Updated

In a new video for HRC's Project One America campaign, LGBT residents of three southern states say there's reason to believe the times are a-changin'.

May 12 2014 7:10 PM

Michael Sam's historic recruitment may help boost efforts to gain LGBT rights in Missouri.

May 12 2014 3:56 PM

A scholar says it's time for his days of only studying politics to meet some action. And he has big plans.

May 12 2014 11:55 AM

A very visible lesbian activist of the 1980s became the three-term mayor of America’s fourth largest city — and in Texas. With her sights set on statewide office, is Annise Parker proof Texas politics have grown up?

May 12 2014 4:00 AM

While the Texas congressman claimed that LGBT advocates are channelling Hitler's Third Reich, he contends that right-wing Americans like himself and the Benham brothers are just 'upset' at the deterioration of Judeo-Christian values.

May 11 2014 7:30 AM

The country's largest legal organization will present the California congressman with its Liberty Award, honoring his longtime advocacy for those living with HIV and AIDS.

May 07 2014 8:45 PM