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.
Coalition Building in South Carolina

Coalition Building in South Carolina

Susie Prueter and other LGBT activists in South Carolina have been building up their relationship with the state Democratic Party. One major breakthrough came during the CNN/YouTube debate in Charleston last summer. Check out our pre-primary blogging about the intersection of race and LGBT issues in S.C.

Old Habits Die Hard in the New South

Old Habits Die Hard in the New South

Five years ago transgender and intersex Michelle Bruce managed to win elected office in Georgia without incident. Her reelection attempt was another story.

Taking Stock of This Gay Election

Taking Stock of This Gay Election

Clinton, Edwards, and Obama all reached out to the community in different ways, leaving gay activists to choose which candidate's approach will produce results for LGBT equality.

Kucinich: Vote for Yourself

Kucinich: Vote for Yourself

Dennis Kucinich is the politician we've been asking for. So why aren't gays supporting him for president?

Election 2008: Advocate Coverage of the Iowa Caucus

Election 2008: Covering the Iowa Caucus

Lamar Lapp is a Republican who hasn’t totally fallen for any of his candidates so far. He is the fourth of five LGBT Iowans whom we are following through the Iowa caucuses on January 3, the first contest in the nominating process.

Election 2008: Advocate Coverage of the Iowa Caucus(1)

Election 2008: Advocate Coverage of the Iowa Caucus

Meet R.J. Droll, a Biden supporter and the LGBT caucuser whom we will follow live tonight as he navigates his way through an Iowa caucus for the very first time.

Election 2008 Tracking Page

Tracking the 2008 Election

From exclusive reports on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to live blogging from primaries and debates, The Advocate is leading the way in LGBT news coverage of Election 2008.

Election 2008: The Iowa Caucuses, Dispatch 4

Election 2008: The Iowa Caucuses, Dispatch 4

Caucusing 101: Drake University Professor Rachel Paine Caufield gives The Advocate the lowdown on caucusing in Iowa, how unpredictable it is, and why it matters to have an LGBT presence.

Election 2008: The Iowa Caucuses, Dispatch 3

Election 2008: The Iowa Caucuses, Dispatch 3

Susan Webster is a Clinton supporter and the third of five LGBT Iowans whom we are getting to know as we follow them through the Iowa caucus on January 3, 2008, the first step in nominating process on the road to the White House.

Election 2008: The Iowa Caucuses, Dispatch 2

Election 2008: The Iowa Caucuses, Dispatch 2

Jeff Westendorf is president of the Log Cabin Republicans chapter in Iowa and a Giuliani supporter. Westendorf is the second of five LGBT Iowans whom The Advocate will follow through the Iowa caucus on January 3, 2008.

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