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 Arcus Foundation Names Kevin Jennings Executive Director

The Arcus Foundation Names Kevin Jennings Executive Director

The Arcus Foundation announced today that its new leader is Kevin Jennings, a former Obama adminstration member and the founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network.

Millionaire Gives Huge Donation to Victory Institute

Millionaire Gives $800,000 Donation to Victory Institute

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute just got a hefty boost today, according to Towl

First Lesbian Super PAC Launches

The Rise of the Lesbian Super PAC

LPAC, a new super PAC created by influential lesbians, plans to raise at least $1 million this cycle to help elect pro-equality candidates and amplify women’s voices in the political conversation.

Log Cabin Republicans Names Interim Deputy

Log Cabin Republicans Names Interim Deputy

Don R. Bramer, who served in the George H.W. Bush administration, has been named interim deputy executive director of the group representing gay Republicans.

Jan Brewer Asks Supreme Court to Strip Benefits From Same Sex Partners

Jan Brewer Asks Supreme Court to Strip Couples' Benefits

Arizona governor Jan Brewer is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that provides  domestic-partner benefits to same-sex spouses of state employees.

Rick Perry Praises Human Shield Against Westboro Protesters

Rick Perry Praises Human Shield Against Westboro Protesters

Texas Governor Rick Perry has commended 650 members of the Texas A&M community who organized a human shield to block Westboro Baptist Church antigay protesters at the funeral of Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale.

Barney Frank Marries Longtime Partner

PHOTOS: Barney Frank Marries Longtime Partner

Democratic Representative Barney Frank tied the knot with his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday.

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