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.

Richard Tisei could be the first openly gay Republican elected to Congress, but he does not mention that in his first TV ad airing in Massachusetts.

August 08 2012 6:16 PM

Arizona's Republican Representative Ben Quayle is mighty upset this week, telling reporters that a mailer from his (also Republican) opponent, Rep. David Schweikert, for insinuating he is bisexual. The mailer, which went out last week, says that Quayle is a politician who "goes both ways." Schweikert says it was meant to refer to Quayle's flip flopping on issues, according to TheHill.com

August 08 2012 11:16 AM

Mark Grisanti is the only Republican senator who voted for marriage equality to have been endorsed so far by the Empire State Pride Agenda.

August 07 2012 2:59 PM

The United Nations last week condemned a proposed law in Liberia that would further criminalize gay and lesbian people.

August 06 2012 8:14 PM

Giving voters yet another presidential candidate who favors marriage equality, Roseanne Barr won the nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party during its convention this weekend.

"I am the only serious comedian in this campaign," she joked during the convention. "Both of the others are clowns."

August 06 2012 3:32 PM