In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports 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 causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.
Gay Times' Naked Issue: No Clothes, Lots of Charity
January 31 2013 4:16 PM ET

Gay Times' Naked Issue: No Clothes, Lots of Charity

Actors, athletes, and artists to stripped down to raise money for HIV/AIDS.

Chuck Hagel Promises 'Expeditious' Movement on Gay Military Partner Benefits
January 31 2013 2:26 PM ET January 31 2013 9:07 PM ET

WATCH: Sens. Udall and Gillibrand Grill Hagel on Gay and Lesbian Military Equality 

Sunnivie Brydum

The former Nebraska senator reiterated his commitment to fully implementing repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell,' including extending partner benefits to the families of gay and lesbian service members.

Obama's Immigration Plan Includes LGBT Families
January 30 2013 5:53 PM ET

Obama's Immigration Plan Includes LGBT Families

Michelle Garcia

President Obama unveiled his plan to overhaul the country's immigration procedures, including the establishment of rights for same-sex binational couples.

Tenn.'s 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Back and It Could Out Students to Their Parents
January 30 2013 5:30 PM ET

Tenn.'s 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Returns, Could Out Students to Parents

Christopher Rudolph

Tennessee state senator Stacey Campfield tries again to get his "Don't Say Gay" bill passed into law.

January 30 2013 4:28 PM ET

Longtime Senior HRC Staffer is Out

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The Next Mass. Senator Isn’t Barney Frank
January 30 2013 4:24 PM ET

The Next Mass. Senator Isn’t Barney Frank

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Barney Frank fans were disappointed today when Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick appointed someone to the Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry and it wasn't the longtime gay activist.

TV's Gomer Pyle, Jim Nabors, Comes Out and Marries Longtime Partner
January 30 2013 12:24 PM ET

TV's Gomer Pyle, Jim Nabors, Marries Longtime Partner

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Jim Nabors, the 82-year-old singer slash actor best known for playing Gomer Pyle on the '60s-era TV show of the same name, could finally get married.

January 29 2013 6:49 PM ET

John Kerry Confirmed to Secretary of State Post

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Komen Founder Raising Money for Gay Rights With Son
January 29 2013 4:43 PM ET

Komen Founder Raising Money for Gay Rights With Son

Michelle Garcia

Bouncing back from her foundation's PR troubles last year over severing its ties with Planned Parenthood, the founder of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer research foundation is raising money for gay rights with her out son.