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.

An exhibition of Nazi persecution of homosexuals goes on display in NYC.

July 06 2015 5:00 AM

The antigay National Organization for Marriage held much sway over the 2012 election. Fred Karger, an out GOP presidential candidate from that year, wonders if NOM will exert the same influence in 2016.

July 06 2015 3:30 AM

The antigay Republican presidential hopeful claims marriage equality has redefined love itself, making it more selfish and destructive.

July 05 2015 3:33 PM

This lesbian minister laments how disconnected the equality efforts for different groups — for blacks, women, and gays — currently feels.

July 03 2015 7:00 AM

The fallout from the Ted Cruz dinner, hosted by a pair of gay real estate magnates, washes onshore at the Fire Island Pines.

July 03 2015 5:00 AM

The state of Louisiana was among the last holdouts on recognizing the Supreme Court's ruling.

July 02 2015 3:54 PM Updated

Republican presidential candidates draw a line between racism (which is bad) and homophobia (which is perhaps just fine).

July 02 2015 12:25 PM

Don't get all misty for Pastor Rick Scarborough, who wrote an op-ed explaining that his 'love for homosexuals' is so he can 'offer God's redemption.'

July 01 2015 7:31 PM

The Star Trek legend is having a busy week fighting powerful opponents of marriage equality.

July 01 2015 5:32 PM