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 Internet Loves Gay Geek Nate Silver

The Internet Loves Gay Geek Nate Silver

The stats geek everyone is in love with now has his own Internet meme, a Twitter parody account, and a very popular (and very funny) hashtag devoted to his praises.

Gary Bauer Insists Republicans Would Win If Only They Were More Antigay

WATCH: Gary Bauer Insists GOP Can Win If More Antigay

As Republicans argue about the future of their party, Gary Bauer claims the way to lure minority voters into the fold is by amplifying their antigay policy positions.

Five Big Stories You Missed Because of the Election

Five Big Stories You Missed Because of the Election

Believe it or not, there was other news happening this week.

Gay House Speaker Marks First for Colorado

Gay House Speaker Marks First for Colorado

Mark Ferrandino, an openly gay Denver democrat, was nominated as the Speaker of the House of Representatives by fellow state legislators on Thursday. Ferrandino is the first openly LGBT person to hold the speaker's gavel.

WATCH: Dallas County Commissioner Calls Lesbian Activist A Gentleman

WATCH: Dallas County Commissioner Calls Lesbian Activist A 'Gentleman'

The Dallas County Commissioner's Court approved domestic partnership benefits for county employees, but not before a Commissioner incorrectly referred to a lesbian activist as "he."

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