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 Newark mayor wrote frankly during college about what it took for him to stop hating gay people.

January 10 2013 7:35 PM

The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today that Richard Blanco, a partnered gay man and Cuban immigrant, will deliver an original poem at President Obama's inauguration on January 21.

January 09 2013 11:58 AM

The former senator and Obama's pick for secretary of Defense creates a firestorm thanks to his dubious gay rights record.

January 07 2013 2:23 PM Updated

The former Congressman said he'd now consider a temporary appointment to the U.S. Senate to fill Sen. John Kerry's seat.

January 04 2013 1:11 PM