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.

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

Is it this simple? Exit polls show Mitt Romney and Barack Obama splitting the straight vote, so then gays decided the election — or so the thinking goes.

Exit polls show Obama and Romney each took 49% of the straight vote. Meanwhile gay, lesbian and bisexual voters broke overwhelmingly for the president, 76% to 22%.

November 15 2012 6:36 PM

A man in Key West, Fla., who died last week, apparently by suicide, had earlier told his partner, "If Barack wins, I'm not going to be around."

November 15 2012 2:45 PM

When The Advocate asked LGBT voters to fill out an online survey about the election, we couldn't help also throwing in a question about who you have in mind for 2016. The result isn't scientific. But one name stood out.

November 15 2012 4:00 AM

The Advocate's Election Day exit survey shows 9% of you voted on marriage equality in some form and 64% of you have a clear candidate for 2016.

November 15 2012 4:00 AM

If confirmed by the Senate, William Thomas of Florida would be the first out gay black man to be a life-tenured federal judge.

November 14 2012 6:07 PM Updated

The stats geek everyone is in love with now has his own Internet meme, a Twitter parody account, and a very popular (and very funny) hashtag devoted to his praises.

November 14 2012 5:42 AM