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 Florida Republican Party leader under criminal investigation has a new charge of his own against former governor Charlie Crist — that he gave his chief of staff a job as U.S. senator to cover up gay affairs.

June 12 2012 5:32 PM

Mitt Romney has some sort of problem with the words "bisexual" and "transgender," according to emails uncovered by The Boston Globe.

While governor of Massachusetts, Romney's administration blocked a "Guide to Bullying Prevention" from being published because it included references to bisexual and transgender people, the emails show.

June 12 2012 12:11 PM

Advocates for the Employment Non-discrimination Act put the focus on the long overdue legislation during the first Senate hearing in nearly three years, which included historic testimony from a transgender witness.

June 12 2012 9:19 AM Updated

The young activist takes the lead at HRC.

June 11 2012 1:57 PM