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.

Dan Savage takes "Porno" Pete LaBarbera down a notch.

November 20 2012 7:33 PM

Florida representatives Joe Saunders and David Richardson Tuesday became the first openly gay members to be sworn into the Sunshine State's legislature.

Saunders and Richardson took their oath with more than 50 state legislators in Tallahassee. Saunders was accompanied in the legislative chambers by his partner, Donald Rupe.

November 20 2012 6:38 PM

Allen West, the Florida congressman who proudly held antigay positions, has conceded defeat to his LGBT-supportive challenger, Patrick Murphy.

November 20 2012 11:00 AM Updated

We've swayed the movable middle. Now it's time to change the way the right wing thinks about us.

November 19 2012 4:00 AM

A Republican strategist is forming a super PAC to raise $4 million to get former U.S. Attorney Kevin James elected as mayor of the city of Los Angeles. 

November 18 2012 1:03 PM

Fox News ignores marriage equality victories in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington as well as the historic election of Rep. Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate.

November 16 2012 7:17 PM

Tina Kotek will be the first openly gay woman to lead a state legislative chamber.

November 16 2012 10:36 AM