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.

Yesterday Philadelphia magazine published photos of three Pennsylvania gay activists making hand gestures in front of presidential portraits after being invited by President Barack Obama to the White House’s recent LGBT pride reception. While Philadelphia Gay News publisher Mark Segal did a sarcastic thumbs-up pose in front of the portrait of George W.

June 23 2012 11:43 AM

When GOProud, the conservative LGBT group, backed Mitt Romney, few LGBT board members supported the decision.

June 22 2012 11:50 AM

Dan Savage is getting attention again for using the word "faggot," this time to attack a group of LGBT conservatives.

GOProud endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this week. And numerous LGBT rights groups have objected primarily because Romney supports amending the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage while President Obama supports marriage equality and repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.

June 21 2012 3:35 PM

The representative from Wisconsin talks about economic fairness in the first ad for her U.S. Senate bid.

June 21 2012 12:29 PM

GOProud cofounder Jimmy LaSalvia defended the group’s endorsement of Mitt Romney, saying the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has “a long record of dealing with gay people."

June 21 2012 9:41 AM

A new union contract includes strong anti-discrimination language and benefits like paternity leave. But the vast majority of LGBT retail workers still lack basic protections.

June 21 2012 5:00 AM

A new state legislative map put Jan Pauls's home in a different district, so she's claiming to live in a church — falsely, say opponents.

June 20 2012 3:25 PM

GOProud, the group that represents gay conservatives and their allies, announced its endorsement of Mitt Romeny for president, saying that, “The truth is that gay people are living in the disastrous failed Obama economy too.”

June 20 2012 11:34 AM