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.

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

Of all the
slogans chanted and displayed at anti-Israel rallies over
the past month, surely "Queers for Palestine" ranks as
the most oxymoronic.

January 28 2009 12:00 AM

With the backing
of the civil rights community -- and a stellar record on
gay rights -- Eric Holder is immensely qualified for the
critical position of Attorney General.

January 27 2009 12:00 AM

Prop. 8 opponents
Gloria Allred and Jerry Brown don't quite see eye to
eye on the next step in the fight for marriage equality.

January 13 2009 12:00 AM

Advocate.com has
confirmed that Brian Bond, a 25-year political veteran,
will be named by President-elect Barack Obama as deputy
director of the Office of Public Liaison.

January 08 2009 12:00 AM

After five years
of raising eyebrows on the Web, Boi From Troy blogger --
and gay Republican -- Scott Schmidt is signing off.

January 06 2009 12:00 AM

Now’s the time for Barack Obama to start delivering on his promise of change. But will your most important issues be among his top priorities? 

January 05 2009 12:00 AM

Stung by the Warren decision, GLAAD's former executive director Joan Garry offers the Obama transition team some sage advice.  

December 30 2008 12:00 AM