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.

Maine congressman Mike Michaud says his opponents attempted to smear him as he runs for governor.

November 04 2013 11:37 AM

E.W. Jackson claims he never called gay people 'sick,' but Rachel Maddow offers proof that he did.

October 31 2013 7:40 PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on Thursday, meaning the Senate will vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday.

October 31 2013 7:08 PM

Senator Joe Manchin's support for ENDA marks a tipping point on the progress of LGBT rights.

October 31 2013 12:11 PM

But Thomas Bach did propose an alternate meeting with Russian activists at the IOC's headquarters in Switzerland.

October 30 2013 5:10 PM

A new report from the Equality Federation Institute outlines the historic strides made in LGBT equality throughout 2012.

October 30 2013 3:22 PM

With cautious support from Republicans, ENDA seems to have gained a majority of support in the Senate, and is expected to come before the chamber next week.

October 30 2013 2:26 PM Updated

Right Wing Watch uncovers additional evidence of E.W. Jackson's homophobia.

October 30 2013 12:15 PM

LGBT workers might have something extra to be thankful for when Thanksgiving arrives November 28.

October 28 2013 2:43 PM