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.

With her unanimous Senate confirmation yesterday, Judith Levy just became the first openly lesbian federal judge in Michigan.

March 13 2014 4:34 PM

A Kenyan nun who came to the U.S. on a student visa realized that coming out would jeopardize her life if she returned to her home country.

March 12 2014 4:00 PM

After assigning LGBT-inclusive books on their freshman reading lists, two South Carolina universities could see their budgets slashed by close to $70,000 combined.

March 12 2014 2:16 PM

A couple say they have faced numerous zoning issues in their Vermont town because they are lesbians.

March 10 2014 6:08 PM

Republican legislators in South Carolina want to teach two state universities a lesson for assigning books with LGBT themes.

March 09 2014 4:46 PM

Gay Utah native Justin Utley shares his heartbreaking story of loss and workplace discrimination at a meeting with state lawmakers and officials.

March 09 2014 3:09 PM

Philadelphia’s gayborhood is now home to one of only 3 housing developments in the country specifically for LGBT seniors.

March 09 2014 1:49 PM

The bill, which revises the state's longstanding 'Crimes Against Nature' statute, was passed unanimously and is awaiting the signature of Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

March 07 2014 1:52 PM

Executive orders were the starting point for past civil rights actions.

March 07 2014 6:00 AM