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.

About 35
LGBT leaders met in Washington, D.C., to discuss how
they can conserve resources and still advance the movement
during an economic downturn.

February 20 2009 12:00 AM

The Uniting
American Families Act was reintroduced in both chambers of
Congress Thursday -- chief sponsor Rep. Jerrold Nadler
promised the first real push to pass the legislation
since he first introduced it in 2000.

February 12 2009 12:00 AM

New York senate
majority leader Malcolm Smith says marriage legislation
still doesn't have enough votes in the chamber to pass.

February 12 2009 12:00 AM

Walter Schubert,
founder of the Gay Financial Network and chairman of the
board of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, gets
an audience with President Obama to talk all things

February 11 2009 12:00 AM

Robin Tyler and Diane Olson will celebrate Freedom to Marry Day in Beverly Hills Friday by repeating their vows on the courthouse steps.

February 11 2009 12:00 AM

LGBT activists
are riled up over Obama's White House Office of
Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, saying the
program lacks anti-discrimination protections for LGBT

February 07 2009 12:00 AM

Days after pledging to review policies that discriminate against LGBT employees at the State Department, Secretary Clinton said her staff is reviewing inequities and preparing to make appropriate changes "expeditiously."

February 05 2009 12:00 AM

In a bracing new account, historian Nathaniel Frank shows how “don’t ask, don’t tell” has utterly failed. 

February 02 2009 12:00 AM

Barely over a year since transgender activists labeled Barney Frank a turncoat, he’s hired the first openly transgender legislative staff member on Capitol Hill.

February 02 2009 12:00 AM

After a busy month of rubbing elbows with Obama and dodging Rick Warren, Rev. V. Gene Robinson takes a look back on his time with the president.

January 30 2009 12:00 AM