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.

As The Advocate's former news editor, Kerry Eleveld often went toe-to-toe with President Obama. In this excerpt from her new memoir, Don't Tell Me to Wait, Eleveld recounts a tense interaction with the president that preceded the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell."

October 15 2015 5:54 PM

The Late Show host teamed up with the The Brink actor to create a generic — and hilarious — new political tune.

October 15 2015 3:39 PM

Bernie Sanders danced his way onto the Ellen Show and had her audience roaring in laughter.

October 15 2015 9:41 AM

Hillary Clinton responded via Twitter to Rand Paul's statement that LGBT workers should stay in the closet instead of having employment protections. 

October 15 2015 8:40 AM

Leave your identity at home and don't bring it into the workplace, says the Republican presidential hopeful.

October 14 2015 9:22 PM

The Republican presidential candidate also blasts military service by transgender people.

October 14 2015 6:12 PM

The victim told police his attacker threatened to kill him, saying, “Die dirty faggy." 

October 14 2015 4:54 PM

The candidates received all the attention Tuesday night, but critics say the real star of CNN's Democratic presidential debate was the out moderator.

October 14 2015 3:41 PM