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 former Department of Homeland Security secretary and current Olympic delegate discussed security and LGBT rights ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, next month.

January 07 2014 2:54 PM

'Oh, yeah, name these Republicans,' Brian Schweitzer, former governor of Montana, told Slate. 'The ones cheating on their third wives while they’re talking about traditional family values?'

January 07 2014 2:14 PM Updated

What happens when gays take part in the right-wing, isolationist survival movement?

January 07 2014 4:00 AM

Citing 'serious health issues' within her family, Liz Cheney has announced that she has abandoned her U.S. Senate campaign in Wyoming.

January 06 2014 2:13 PM

Passage in the Senate was unprecedented, and it signaled much about what still matters in our politics.

January 06 2014 4:00 AM

In her third inaugural address, Parker called for LGBT protections to be added to Houston's nondiscrimination ordinance.

January 03 2014 1:42 PM

"It was a mistake," added the former Republican governor, who is now courting LGBT voters in his gubernatorial campaign as a Democrat.

January 02 2014 2:04 PM

Maine gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud’s well-timed coming out ahead of a mysterious whisper campaign instantly made him a national figure.

January 02 2014 5:00 AM