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 antigay former senator and presidential hopeful makes a surprising admission.

September 15 2012 7:03 PM

A profile of Denny Rehberg highlights an attempt at humor by giving a colleague a gift package with a stuffed sheep, a book on cross-dressing, and a Village People CD.

September 15 2012 2:12 PM

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank wrote that it was a "mistake" for Ryan to have attended a summit hosted by the antigay Family Research Council.

September 14 2012 6:52 PM

In the wake of Frank's statements against gay GOPer Richard Tisei, Victory Fund says it's important to have out reps from both parties.

September 14 2012 4:11 PM

Mark Grisanti won his primary Thursday, but the results remained too close to call for Roy McDonald and Stephen Saland, his fellow Republicans who voted for marriage equality.

September 14 2012 9:37 AM Updated

A cosmetology program for adults at a Texas technical school is canceled, according to The Examiner of southeast Texas, because it's illegal to bar an applicant for his sexual orientation.

Instructor Cequada Clark of the Taylor Career Center told the newspaper that the school's principal, Thomas Amons, had said he'd rather shut down the program than have "flamboyantly gay guys" included.

September 13 2012 6:40 PM

The candidate for U.S. House in Massachusetts doesn't want Mitt Romney's home state to adopt the national platform.

September 13 2012 2:50 PM