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 majority leader told reporters that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has "a chance" of getting a vote in the Senate this year.

May 16 2013 11:25 AM

At the end of the legislative session, Republican lawmakers in Texas are trying to quietly pass bills that activists say are transphobic and antigay.

May 15 2013 8:04 PM

The Nevada assembly passed legislation Tuesday to address hate crimes against transgender people.

May 15 2013 5:42 PM

The U.N.'s Office of Human Rights has a message for LGBT people around the world.

May 15 2013 1:47 PM

Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is the latest Republican senator to voice his apprehension to adding LGBT measures to the immigration overhaul bill.

May 14 2013 3:31 PM

Leaders behind the antigay National Organization for Marriage say they believe IRS employees released their donor information to the press.

May 14 2013 1:27 PM

The conservative radio show host warns that children "will experience sexual feelings and mistake these for the pervasive fiction of some inborn gay identity" simply from visiting websites covering LGBT news and issues.

May 13 2013 4:21 PM