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.
PHOTO: Tammy Baldwin Makes History

PHOTO: Tammy Baldwin Makes History

Obama Says Hagel Qualified for Cabinet Position

Obama Says Hagel Qualified for Cabinet Position

The President said the Nebraska senator’s apology for antigay remarks he made in 1998 shows “positive change.”

WATCH Meet The Gay Marine Whose Homecoming Kiss Went Viral

WATCH: Meet The Gay Marine Whose Homecoming Kiss Went Viral

A photo of Sgt. Brandon Morgan kissing his boyfriend, Dalan Wells, went viral in February as a visual symbol of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Log Cabin Republicans Slam Chuck Hagel

Log Cabin Slams Chuck Hagel in Full-Page Ad

The gay conservative group published a full-page ad in Thursday's New York Times claiming the former Nebraska senator is "wrong on gay rights, wrong on Iran, wrong on Israel."

Secretary John Kerry Has Nice Ring to It

LGBT Advocates: Secretary Kerry Has Nice Ring to It

  Massachusetts senator John Kerry will likely be the nation's next Secretary of State, and LGBT rights activists couldn't be happier about it.

WATCH HRC Has A Lot To Celebrate In 2012

WATCH: HRC Has A Lot To Celebrate In 2012

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organization, has a lot to be proud of this year, and the myriad steps toward progress are all documented in a new

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