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.
Log Cabin Selects Outspoken New Leader

Log Cabin Selects Outspoken New Leader

The national organization for gay Republicans selected Gregory T. Angelo as its new executive director.

PFLAG Founder Honored With Presidential Citizen's Medal

Obama Honors PFLAG Founder With Citizen's Medal

Jeanne Manford, who died earlier this year, was honored with a medal from President Barack Obama for her advocacy.

Senators Ask Obama for Executive Order Banning LGBT Employment Discrimination by Federal Contractors

Senators Call on Obama to Act Against Discrimination

Democratic Senators from across the country called on President Obama for an executive order barring employment discrimination against LGBT people by federal contractors.

Ted Nugent Seated Next to Gay Liberal at State of the Union

Ted Nugent Seated Next to Gay Liberal at State of the Union

The conservative firebrand, who threatened the president's life at one point, somehow got an invite to the SOTU.

Tammy Baldwin Supports Chuck Hagel as Sec. of Defense
February 13 2013 10:27 PM ET

Tammy Baldwin Supports Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary

The out senator says our nation's security is paramount.

State of the Union: What It Meant for LGBT Americans

State of the Union: What It Meant for LGBT Americans

LGBT Americans were mentioned more than once during the State of the Union address, but activists might still be disappointed.

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