Politics

In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports 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 causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.
WATCH: Ontario Elects Canada's First Gay Premier, Kathleen Wynne, After Inspiring Speech

WATCH: The Speech That Elected Canada's First Gay Premier

Kathleen Wynne spoke with infectious optimism about the chances of an openly gay politician like her leading Ontario. Then she won.

Will Virginia Lawmakers Stop Discrimination Against LGBT Employees?

Will Virginia Stop Discrimination Against LGBT Employees?

The state Senate passed a bill that would make it illegal for gay and lesbian state employees to be discriminated against, but the proposal faces an uncertain future.

WATCH: Dianne Feinstein Recalls Milk, Moscone Assassinations

WATCH: Senator Recalls Milk, Moscone Assassinations

The senator, who introduced an assault weapons ban Thursday, discussed her experience with gun violence in San Francisco in 1978.

LGBT Movement Warned Against Its Own Complacency

LGBT Movement Warned Against Its Own Complacency

An annual meeting of LGBT activists, this time in Atlanta, came with celebration for all that has been accomplished with the most recent election and a warning.

WATCH: President Obama Thanks LGBT Activists at Creating Change

WATCH: President Obama Thanks LGBT Activists at Creating Change

The commander in chief issued a brief video address to the thousands of LGBT activists gathered in Atlanta this week for the 25th Annual National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change.

Gaga and Tony Bennett Perform for Obama Staffers

Gaga and Tony Bennett Perform for Obama Staffers

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett reunite in Washington to sing the classic song "The Lady Is a Tramp."

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