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.
The Advocate's Editor and Stephanie Miller React to Stonewall Mention

The Advocate's Editor, Stephanie Miller React to Stonewall Mention

President Obama's speech and its many firsts for inclusiveness had activists rejoicing.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Destroys Conservative Criticism of Inaugural Stonewall Mention

Jon Stewart Slams Critics of Obama's Stonewall Mention

On The Daily Show Tuesday night, Jon Stewart took a retrospective look at the major news networks' coverage of President Obama's second inauguration, including the collective conservative conniption over the president's mention of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

Prop 8 Supporters Submit Official Brief to Supreme Court

Prop 8 Supporters Submit Official Brief to Supreme Court

Proponents of California's ban on same-sex marriage officially submitted their brief to the Supreme Court, urging the court to uphold the vote that constitutionally banned marriage in 2008.

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco Talks to Anderson Cooper

Inaugural Poet Talks to Anderson Cooper

Richard Blanco, the first openly gay and Latino man to deliver the inaugural poem, told Anderson Cooper that his experience at the ceremony actually felt very intimate.

Obama Sounds Historically LGBT-Inclusive Message in Inauguration Speech

WATCH: Inclusive Inauguration Speech Makes History

The speech marked the first time a president used the term 'gay' as a reference to sexual orientation in an inauguration speech. Prayers and poems carried messages of inclusion as well.

Inauguration 2013: A Ceremony and a Celebration in Pictures

Inauguration 2013: A Ceremony and a Celebration

The first president of the United States to support marriage equality takes the oath for his second term.

WATCH: Advocate Editor Hoping for More LGBT Progress in Second Obama Term

WATCH: Advocate Editor Hoping for More LGBT Progress in Second Obama Term

Advocate editor in chief Matthew Breen and National Center for Transgender Equality executive director Mara Keisling discuss their hopes for the second term with MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry.

Report: Gaga Heads to White House

Report: Gaga Heads to White House

Lady Gaga will reportedly perform for a private post-inauguration ball at the White House.

Airman Discharged Under DADT to be Honored at Inauguration

Airman Discharged Under DADT to be Honored at Inauguration

David Hall, an Airman and ROTC cadet who was discharged under "don't ask, don't tell" will be honored by the president's inauguration committee.

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