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.
Deval Patrick Asks Gay Advocates to Find “Common Cause” With Others

Deval Patrick Asks Gay Advocates to Find 'Common Cause' With Others

The Massachusetts governor urged an LGBT audience to “see your stake in the broader struggle” while he said his predecessor Mitt Romney had tried to “frustrate marriage equality.”

Head of the Democratic Party Joins the NOH8 Campaign

PHOTOS: Head of the Democratic Party Joins the NOH8 Campaign

NOH8 Co-founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley invited members of both parties and both houses of Congress to a photo shoot to celebrate National Coming Out Day and 26 people showed up — all Democrats from the House of Representatives. Among them is the head of the Democratic Party, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

How The Harvey Milk Hope Speech Still Resonates This National Coming Out Day

How The Harvey Milk 'Hope Speech' Still Resonates This National Coming Out Day

He started his speeches with a joke: "My name is Harvey Milk and I'm here to recruit you." And his famous "Hope Speech" was no different but stood out from the rest.

Obama Administration Issues Written Deportation Guidelines for Binational Couples

Obama Administration Puts Deportation Guidelines in Writing

A memo from the Department of Homeland Security lists the criteria under which same-sex relationships can be considered a “family relationship.”

L.A.'s Gay Council Member Steps Down to Battle Cancer
October 09 2012 6:15 PM ET

L.A.'s Gay Council Member Steps Down to Battle Cancer

Los Angeles's only openly gay City Council member, Bill Rosendahl, said he will not seek reelection so that he can concentrate on battling cancer.

Attorney Fired From Pat Robertson's Legal Group for Relationships With Young Men

Pat Robertson's Legal Group Fires Attorney Accused of Being Gay

A senior attorney has been fired from the conservative American Center for Law and Justice for reportedly having multiple relationships with younger men.

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