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 actor and LGBT activist also compared Putin's Russia to Nazi Germany, saying the Winter Olympics scheduled for next year in Sochi are giving the antigay President international approval.

August 08 2013 12:24 PM

Santorum compares the schism between conservatives and liberals to the players in the American Revolution.

August 07 2013 2:31 PM Updated

President Obama responds to Russia's new antigay law.

August 07 2013 12:09 PM

Standard Parking Inc. has issued an apology for the conduct of one of its drivers, who told a gay couple to move to the back of the bus.

August 06 2013 1:19 PM

Activists gathered outside San Francisco’s Russian Consulate in an effort to raise awareness about hostility towards LGBT people in Russia.

August 05 2013 2:59 PM

Ron McCoy and his partner Chris Bowers say a shuttle driver at the Albuquerque airport forced them to move to the back of the bus because they were holding hands.

August 04 2013 6:00 AM

Sen. Jeff Merkley will submit a resolution urging the International Olympic Committee to oppose Russia's anti-LGBT legislation.

August 02 2013 2:51 PM

U.S. Reps. Gwen Moore and Mark Pocan have proposed the Runaway and Homeless Youth Inclusion Act, which provides specific protections for LGBT youth.

August 02 2013 12:48 PM