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 bill passed with bipartisan support Wednesday morning.

July 10 2013 12:14 PM

It's never been done before, so The Advocate demonstrates what a negative campaign commercial might look like against an anti-LGBT candidate.

July 10 2013 6:00 AM

A new study reveals the root of sexual prejudice can be attributed to the fear of unwanted sexual advances.

July 09 2013 8:05 PM

During a recent interview in Africa, the former president paraphrased a quote from the Bible to explain why he will no longer comment on same-sex marriage.

July 09 2013 4:12 PM

In North Carolina, six pairs of loving lesbian and gay parents are fighting for what every parent wants: safety and security for their children. Meet two of those families.

July 09 2013 1:35 PM

Attack ads are pervasive in politics, but none call out antigay candidates — yet. Is now the time to go negative?

July 09 2013 4:00 AM

Cameroon arrests more gay people than any other country in the world.

July 07 2013 6:28 PM

The Academy Award-winning actress shows her support of Russia’s LGBT community by posting a photo of herself holding a rainbow flag in Moscow.

July 06 2013 2:53 PM

Greg Quinlan makes some contradictory assertions in his fury over recent pro-gay Supreme Court rulings.

July 05 2013 7:07 PM