Politics

In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports 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 causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.
Ding-Dong, Jesse Helms is Dead

Ding-Dong, Jesse Helms is Dead

First Jerry Falwell, now Jesse Helms. One by one, the famous bigots of America are contributing their best (and last) service to this nation’s progress -- they’re dying. 

The Pinking of Capitol Hill

The Pinking of Capitol Hill

The formation of an LGBT affinity group at the SEC and an LGBT congressional caucus presage a warmer atmosphere for gays in Washington.

The Marrying Man

The Marrying Man

Four years after he pushed same-sex marriage forward in the national debate, Gavin Newsom is waiting for his answer in the California supreme court. So are we.

Coalition Building in South Carolina

Coalition Building in South Carolina

Susie Prueter and other LGBT activists in South Carolina have been building up their relationship with the state Democratic Party. One major breakthrough came during the CNN/YouTube debate in Charleston last summer. Check out our pre-primary blogging about the intersection of race and LGBT issues in S.C.

Old Habits Die Hard in the New South

Old Habits Die Hard in the New South

Five years ago transgender and intersex Michelle Bruce managed to win elected office in Georgia without incident. Her reelection attempt was another story.

Taking Stock of This Gay Election

Taking Stock of This Gay Election

Clinton, Edwards, and Obama all reached out to the community in different ways, leaving gay activists to choose which candidate's approach will produce results for LGBT equality.

Kucinich: Vote for Yourself

Kucinich: Vote for Yourself

Dennis Kucinich is the politician we've been asking for. So why aren't gays supporting him for president?

Election 2008: Advocate Coverage of the Iowa Caucus

Election 2008: Covering the Iowa Caucus

Lamar Lapp is a Republican who hasn’t totally fallen for any of his candidates so far. He is the fourth of five LGBT Iowans whom we are following through the Iowa caucuses on January 3, the first contest in the nominating process.

Election 2008: Advocate Coverage of the Iowa Caucus(1)

Election 2008: Advocate Coverage of the Iowa Caucus

Meet R.J. Droll, a Biden supporter and the LGBT caucuser whom we will follow live tonight as he navigates his way through an Iowa caucus for the very first time.

Election 2008 Tracking Page

Tracking the 2008 Election

From exclusive reports on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to live blogging from primaries and debates, The Advocate is leading the way in LGBT news coverage of Election 2008.

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