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.

Hagel's negative statements and actions regarding LGBT people should disqualify him from consideration, Frank says.

12:14 PM

The President said the Nebraska senator’s apology for antigay remarks he made in 1998 shows “positive change.”

December 30 2012 3:41 PM

A photo of Sgt. Brandon Morgan kissing his boyfriend, Dalan Wells, went viral in February as a visual symbol of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

December 29 2012 2:05 PM

The gay conservative group published a full-page ad in Thursday's New York Times claiming the former Nebraska senator is "wrong on gay rights, wrong on Iran, wrong on Israel."

December 28 2012 1:49 PM


Massachusetts senator John Kerry will likely be the nation's next Secretary of State, and LGBT rights activists couldn't be happier about it.

December 25 2012 12:14 PM

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organization, has a lot to be proud of this year, and the myriad steps toward progress are all documented in a new video

December 23 2012 12:26 PM

How the former Republican senator responded in the late '90s to an openly gay nominee for ambassador became a sticking point among activists when his name was floated for Defense Secretary.

December 21 2012 1:50 PM

The out Massachusetts Democratic congressman isn't saying he'd accept a temporary post as U.S. senator, and he isn't saying he'd turn it down either.

December 21 2012 1:11 PM