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.

While President Obama
traveled abroad, the marriage-equality landscape
underwent a tectonic shift. But his administration is
still too firmly rooted in last
year's campaign mode to absorb the change.

April 07 2009 12:00 AM

In the 1950s, Frank
Kameny was fired from his job in the Army Map Service for
"sexual perversion." Now he's watching an openly gay
man run the very office once responsible for scrubbing gays
from the government.

April 03 2009 12:00 AM

A gay Minnesota legislator from a conservative district says there are bigger priorities than marriage equality -- like saving the English language.

April 01 2009 12:00 AM

agenda that would provide full equality for all LGBT people is
currently gaining ground outside gay organizations and
politicians -- Lane Hudson says it might be what our
movement needs.

April 01 2009 12:00 AM

The Obama
administration's decision to support the U.N. declaration
to decriminalize homosexuality is cause to celebrate -- and
cause for gay rights activists to hold the new president
accountable for real change.

March 24 2009 12:00 AM

Public outrage over
$165 million in bonuses for AIG executives shifted
this week to scrutiny of the Obama administration and Treasury
secretary Timothy Geithner.

March 20 2009 12:00 AM

Hundreds of LGBT
Pennsylvanians gathered Tuesday at the state capitol to demand
passage of a bill that would bar discrimination based on sexual
orientation in employment, housing, and accommodations.

March 17 2009 12:00 AM

Maj. Margaret Witt is
challenging the Air Force's attempt to discharge her under
DADT, likely forcing the Obama administration to take its first
official action on the ban against gays and lesbians serving

March 13 2009 12:00 AM

New GOP chairman
Michael Steele was supposed to be a breath of fresh air,
especially on gay issues. Instead, he's been a disappointment.

March 10 2009 12:00 AM

LGBT leaders were among
150 people invited to the White House for a health care forum
in which the Obama administration launched an effort to reform
the nation's health care system.

March 06 2009 12:00 AM