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.

Grenell says the messenger had become the message.

May 27 2012 2:35 PM

A Democratic Party activist in Pennsylvania has decided to switch her support to Republican candidate Mitt Romney, she says, because President Obama announced his support of marriage equality.

Jo Ann Nardelli made her resignation from the Democratic Party known at a press conference Wednesday and then quickly changed her party affiliation to Republican.

May 24 2012 7:04 PM

President Obama addressed the first Air Force Academy class to include openly gay cadets on Wednesday.

May 24 2012 11:51 AM

Cuban-Americans are outraged that the niece of Fidel Castro is visiting the United States to talk about LGBT equality, given the history of repression in Cuba.

May 24 2012 10:43 AM

Writer Victoria Brownworth asks why there must be a choice between prioritizing civil liberties and civil rights.

May 24 2012 5:00 AM

President Obama says there wasn't a single moment in which LGBT issues became important to him but rather it's an accumulation of a lifetime of friends and family who have helped him understand how the fight for equality is consistent with the most important America's character, which is to expand opportunity and fairness to everybody. 

May 23 2012 5:43 PM

A Mississippi Baptist minister-turned-lawmaker says he fears for his life after he reportedly cited Bible passages that denounced homosexuality on Facebook.

Rep. Andy Gipson, reacting to President Barack Obama's recent endorsement of marriage equality, said, "The only opinion that counts is God's," he said before posting a passage from the Book of Leviticus on May 10. The passage read, "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."

May 23 2012 1:56 PM

Human Rights Campaign president and Obama campaign national co-chair Joe Solmonese makes the case for LGBT voters to back the president this fall.

May 23 2012 8:00 AM

The administrator offered advice to graduates and saluted Frank Kameny, the pioneering gay rights campaigner who died last year.

May 22 2012 2:43 PM