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.

After news came out that Stacie Laughton had been convicted of a felony, she has decided not to take office as the state's first transgender elected official.

November 27 2012 6:14 PM

The activists, with slogans painted on their bodies, were objecting to proposed cuts to AIDS programs.

November 27 2012 4:17 PM

Buoyed by New Jersey's LGBT population, Newark mayor Cory Booker is considering running against Chris Christie for Garden State governor.

3:25 PM

A parliamentary committee approved the legislation Friday, and it is likely to come to a vote by the full body by mid-December.

November 25 2012 7:31 PM

Native American Heritage Month is a great time to remember we are everywhere.

November 23 2012 4:00 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown made several historic appointments to the state's courts.

November 21 2012 3:42 PM