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 group founded by the former Vermont governor, presidential hopeful, and DNC chair endorses Baldwin's effort at becoming the first openly gay U.S. senator.

August 24 2012 4:49 PM

The Republican vice-presidential pick made the statement during a TV interview in Virginia.

August 24 2012 3:42 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder, addressing the LGBT Bar Association, said attendees have a solemn responsibility to keep up the fight for equality.

August 24 2012 12:26 PM

Elizabeth Warren’s Senate race in Massachusetts, ballot initiatives in Maine and Florida, Michigan Supreme Court candidates, and others join Tammy Baldwin on LPAC’s roster.

August 23 2012 6:12 PM

Kerry Gauthier is not seeking reelection to the Minnesota legislature after news broke that he hooked up with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop, leading the politician to attempt suicide, and later come out.

August 23 2012 4:48 PM

A poll conducted by Harris International for Logo TV has found that mainstream Americans no longer consider LGBT equality a wedge issue.

August 23 2012 3:01 PM

Gay-owned and operated Ybor Resort and Spa in Tampa invites RNC attendees to take "a shot in the dark."

August 23 2012 11:55 AM