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 gay volunteer working against a gay candidate says that was the reason he was assaulted, but media reports appear somewhat skeptical.

October 26 2012 4:08 PM

Judy Biggert, a Republican congresswoman endorsed by gay and pro-gay groups, says she didn't mean to equate the two.

October 26 2012 2:44 PM

Republican congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois has flipped his positions on LGBT rights and other issues since he first ran for office in 1996.

October 25 2012 4:52 PM

October was a month of activity — both for and against LGBT rights around the world.

October 25 2012 3:03 PM

Correspondence unearthed by The Boston Globe show that as Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney worked to prevent gay parents from being acknowledged on their children's birth certificates.

October 25 2012 2:37 PM