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.

The out New York City Council speaker and mayoral hopeful has received several antigay death threats, according to her wife.

August 19 2013 4:08 PM

Republican governor Chris Christie waited until the final moment, but ultimately signed a bill outlawing so-called conversion therapy that aims to turn gay people straight.

August 19 2013 1:01 PM

U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have both said their countries can do more for LGBT equality by participating in the Winter Olympics.

August 18 2013 4:34 PM

Pride House International urges anyone at the Olympics in Russia to hold hands with a person of the same sex whenever possible.

August 16 2013 4:11 PM

Exactly what that means regarding the so-called gay propaganda law, though, remains to be seen.

August 16 2013 1:23 PM