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.

Out magazine's Jerry Portwood looks at the legacy of the former New York City mayor who always insisted his sexuality was "nobody's business."

February 01 2013 11:08 AM

The former New York mayor, who dodged rumors about his sexuality, died of congestive heart failure Friday.

February 01 2013 8:50 AM

President Obama unveiled his plan to overhaul the country's immigration procedures, including the establishment of rights for same-sex binational couples.

January 30 2013 4:53 PM

Tennessee state senator Stacey Campfield tries again to get his "Don't Say Gay" bill passed into law.

January 30 2013 4:30 PM

Barney Frank fans were disappointed today when Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick appointed someone to the Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry and it wasn't the longtime gay activist.

January 30 2013 3:24 PM

Bouncing back from her foundation's PR troubles last year over severing its ties with Planned Parenthood, the founder of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer research foundation is raising money for gay rights with her out son.

January 29 2013 3:43 PM