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.

Jennifer Carroll, Florida's lieutenant governor, is accused of firing a staffer who caught her in "a compromising position" with another woman in her capitol office. But Carroll is denying it ever happened in emails sent to her supporters, according to Florida media.

July 14 2012 2:58 PM

On its latest cover, The Advocate endorsed Barack Obama for president. Editor-in-Chief Matthew Breen was a guest on the Stephanie Miller Show and explained why.

July 14 2012 10:27 AM

The Arcus Foundation announced today that its new leader is Kevin Jennings, a former Obama adminstration member and the founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network.

Arcus, a global foundation dedicated to conservation and social justice, named Jennings as its executive director. He now serves as CEO of the Cambridge-based nonprofit Be the Change, and will join Arcus in September.

July 13 2012 6:09 PM

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute just got a hefty boost today, according to Towleroad, from millionaire entrepreneur David Bohnett who gave the Institute $800,000. The blog reports that the donation from Bohnett's eponymous fund will help the Institute continue its work training and preparing LGBT Americans for public office through their David Bohnett LGBT Leadership Fellows program .

July 11 2012 3:40 PM

The Republican candidate told the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, which recently endorsed marriage equality, that he would “defend traditional marriage” if elected president.

July 11 2012 2:01 PM

The most powerful woman in Congress can still shake it out.

July 11 2012 11:56 AM

LPAC, a new super PAC created by influential lesbians, plans to raise at least $1 million this cycle to help elect pro-equality candidates and amplify women’s voices in the political conversation.

July 11 2012 8:07 AM