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.
Frank’s New Face

Frank’s New Face

Barely over a year since transgender activists labeled Barney Frank a turncoat, he’s hired the first openly transgender legislative staff member on Capitol Hill.

Battling the Military Ban

Battling the Military Ban 

In a bracing new account, historian Nathaniel Frank shows how “don’t ask, don’t tell” has utterly failed. 

Obama's First Days According to Rev. Gene Robinson

Obama's First Days According to Rev. Gene Robinson 

After a busy month of rubbing elbows with Obama and dodging Rick Warren, Rev. V. Gene Robinson takes a look back on his time with the president.

Queers for Palestine?

Queers for Palestine?

Of all the slogans chanted and displayed at anti-Israel rallies over the past month, surely "Queers for Palestine" ranks as the most oxymoronic.

Eric Holder and the LGBT Community

With the backing of the civil rights community -- and a stellar record on gay rights -- Eric Holder is immensely qualified for the critical position of Attorney General.

Same Fight, Different Approach

Same Fight, Different Approach

Prop. 8 opponents Gloria Allred and Jerry Brown don't quite see eye to eye on the next step in the fight for marriage equality.

Brian Bond to Be Tapped as Deputy Director of Obama's Public Liaison Office

Gay Man to Be Tapped As Deputy Director of Obama's Public Liaison Office

Advocate.com has confirmed that Brian Bond, a 25-year political veteran, will be named by President-elect Barack Obama as deputy director of the Office of Public Liaison.

Boi From Troy Signs Off

Boi From Troy Signs Off

After five years of raising eyebrows on the Web, Boi From Troy blogger -- and gay Republican -- Scott Schmidt is signing off.

When a Nod Is Not Enough

When a Nod’s Not Enough 

Now’s the time for Barack Obama to start delivering on his promise of change. But will your most important issues be among his top priorities? 

Constructive Impatience

Constructive Impatience

Stung by the Warren decision, GLAAD's former executive director Joan Garry offers the Obama transition team some sage advice.  

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