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 New Jersey teen who became a YouTube sensation after his coming-out video went viral urged a state Senate committee to ban gay conversion therapy on minors.

March 20 2013 2:20 PM

New Jersey considers following California's lead.

March 18 2013 12:08 PM

The former Air Force Major's settlement is the third and final in a lawsuit challenging military discharges under the since-repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

March 16 2013 2:23 PM

"Here's hoping they make the right decision and I'm praying that moves like this will help," the singer says.

March 15 2013 5:18 PM

Sometimes a kiss is just a kiss. Except in Denver.

March 15 2013 12:13 PM

At CPAC, the senator from Florida defended his stance on marriage equality.

March 15 2013 11:29 AM

An alternative parade is planned for Saturday.

March 14 2013 5:15 PM