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.
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."

WATCH Audience Laughs at Michele Bachmann Claim She Does Not Do Political Speech

WATCH: Audience Laughs at Michele Bachmann During Debate

At a debate against Democratic challenger Jim Graves on Tuesday, antigay Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann made the crowd laugh out loud when she said she doesn't partake in political speech

10 Disasters That Gays Were Blamed for Causing

It's All Our Fault! 10 Disasters the Gays Supposedly Caused

When a major disaster happens, does every out-of-left-field crazy fringe preacher race to become the first to blame LGBT people?

Thousands in Taiwan Protest for Marriage Equality

Photos of Gay Global Impact in a Busy October

PHOTOS: A Busy October for Gay Global Impact

October was a month of activity — both for and against LGBT rights around the world.

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