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.

Mayor Annise Parker says this is the constitutional and right thing to do; meanwhile, Houston's county takes steps to protect LGBT prisoners.

November 21 2013 8:05 PM

Mary Cheney isn't keeping quiet about her disappointment with her sister's opposition to marriage equality.

November 21 2013 12:33 PM

The gay pioneers were among 16 honorees awarded the highest civilian honor at the White House Wednesday.

November 21 2013 11:17 AM

The antigay American evangelical claims that Russia's violent crackdown on LGBT people is actually 'gay-on-gay' violence.

November 20 2013 4:33 PM

In Liz Cheney's quest for the Senate, Mary Cheney's family further becomes a political football.

November 20 2013 2:50 PM

State representative Nick Marshall is calling for the impeachment of Missouri governor Jay Nixon, after the latter's decision last week to allow married gay and lesbian couples to file state tax returns jointly.

November 20 2013 1:38 PM

President Obama paid homage to the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with a handwritten letter lauding the ongoing fight for equality.

November 20 2013 1:26 PM

Here's a rundown on the man responsible for one of the largest peaceful demonstrations in American history.

November 20 2013 5:00 AM

Mike Rosebush has spent more than two decades advocating for the discredited therapeutic practice that aims to turn gay people straight. He's now the head of the cadet counseling program at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

November 19 2013 3:36 PM