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.

The New York City mayor will spend from $10 million to $15 million on causes including marriage equality and candidates interested in problem solving.

October 18 2012 12:10 PM

The Victory Fund releases its annual list of tight, high-profile political races with LGBT candidates.

October 18 2012 4:00 AM

The half-million dollar investment from American Unity PAC, the group created by hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, will fund TV and online advertisements for Richard Tisei in Massachusetts.

October 17 2012 8:26 PM

The meeting generated the anticipated clash, but the second-to-last presidential debate brought no explicit mention of LGBT concerns.

October 17 2012 8:52 AM

There's just one more debate and it's supposed to be focused on foreign policy. Will there be no LGBT question this debate season?

October 16 2012 11:40 PM

Seven major LGBT celebrities are urging voters to back the president because of his administration's efforts on gay rights.

October 16 2012 6:21 PM

The vice mayor of Campbell, Calif., who is gay, said he was verbally harassed by a woman as he was headed toward the annual Oktoberfest.

Evan Low said that at first he wasn't sure whether the woman was joking or not, but eventually realized after several minutes of verbal assault that the situation was not a joke.

October 16 2012 3:35 PM