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.

With Bob Filner's resignation, gay City Council president Todd Gloria will become interim mayor. He and other gay and lesbian candidates may run in a special election to replace Filner.

August 23 2013 7:52 PM

The closed-door session, set for next month, is likely the first of its kind.

August 23 2013 6:56 PM

Liberty Counsel filed the suit Thursday; one attorney with the group says Gov. Chris Christie is making war on Christianity.

August 23 2013 2:46 PM

The move, said to be an antiterrorism measure, has implications for those planning to protest the nation's antigay law.

August 23 2013 1:22 PM

Elisa Chan, who was caught on a secret audio tape calling LGBT people 'disgusting,' said her views are protected by the U.S. Constitution.

August 22 2013 6:40 PM

Russia's deputy prime minister issued a statement aimed at soothing fears about LGBT athletes being penalized during the 2014 Winter Olympics under Russia's ban on so-called LGBT propaganda.

August 22 2013 1:28 PM

The rainbow crosswalk is the second to appear near a Russian embassy in the last few weeks.

August 21 2013 8:15 PM

The U.N. human rights office condemned the passage of Russia's antigay legislation and is urging the country to repeal the law.

August 20 2013 7:41 PM