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 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

The out candidate is ahead by fewer than 400 votes in his congressional primary.

May 07 2014 6:21 PM

Jack Conway, who refused to appeal a decision striking down Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban, thinks that decision will not be a liability in the governor's race.

May 07 2014 3:01 PM

Boone County Circuit Judge Leslie Schneider granted a divorce to a lesbian couple who had married in Massachusetts, despite Missouri's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

May 05 2014 1:26 PM

Data confirms that antigay laws do society more harm than good.

May 05 2014 11:00 AM

Joel McHale bombed with a routine that featured some LGBT-related material, President Obama showed restraint, and Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus stole the show.

May 04 2014 5:24 AM

Former drag performer Steve Wiles campaigned for North Carolina's anti-marriage equality amendment in 2012, and now he's running for State Senate.

May 04 2014 4:00 AM

The Daily Beast reports that some big LGBT donors to President Obama's election campaigns have been barred from entering Russia.

May 03 2014 1:37 PM