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.

Chai Feldblum is the first out LGBT person to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

May 24 2013 2:52 PM

Those who have fought to include binational gay couples in immigration reform felt betrayed on Tuesday as Democratic senators moved ahead with a bill that excludes them.

May 22 2013 12:29 PM

The Republican Party in Virginia nominated right-wing bishop E.W. Jackson to run for lieutenant governor, sparking negative comments about Jackson's extremism from across the political spectrum.

May 21 2013 5:39 PM

As two key Democratic senators indicate that they won't vote for a provision that would help Americans sponsor a same-sex spouse for citizenship, LGBT-inclusive immigration reform is all but certain to exclude protections for LGBT families.

May 21 2013 2:47 PM Updated

In his commencement speech at the historically African-American Morehouse College, President Obama gave an unexpectedly direct shout-out to gay graduates.

May 20 2013 7:56 PM

A comprehensive antibullying bill failed to be heard in the Minnesota legislature, but advocates promise to reintroduce the bill when the session resumes in 2014.

May 20 2013 1:22 PM

A group of LGBT, Latino, and immigration activists took aim at the conservative Florida politician.

May 19 2013 2:03 PM

The measure allows one spouse to adopt the other's adopted or biological children.

May 17 2013 8:32 PM