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.
George Takei Has Marriage Equality Lunch-Date with Donald Trump
December 05 2012 4:05 PM ET

George Takei Talks Marriage Equality with Donald Trump

Sunnivie Brydum

The former Star Trek actor and LGBT rights activist said he and the multimillionaire had a "lively and engaging" conversation.

San Francisco Approves Public Nudity Ban
December 05 2012 3:36 PM ET

San Francisco Approves Public Nudity Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

The law banning nudity on public transit, city streets, sidewalks, and restaurants now heads to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who has expressed his support for the ban.

December 05 2012 2:19 PM ET

Pope Benedict XVI Joins Twitter

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Says No to Equality for Gay Couples
December 05 2012 1:36 AM ET

To Germany's Gay Couples, That's a No

Lucas Grindley

Newly reelected by her party and seeking a third term as chancellor, Angela Merkel walked away from a chance to lead on treating same-sex couples equally with straight couples in tax law.

Senate Version of Defense Budget Omits Antigay Provisions
December 04 2012 7:55 PM ET

Senate Version of Defense Budget Omits Antigay Provisions

Michelle Garcia

The U.S. Senate passed the next year's defense budget without some of the proposed harmful language that would limit the use of military facilities for same-sex couples.

December 04 2012 7:37 PM ET

Bradley Manning: No Gay Hero

French First Lady Waiting to Witness Gay Weddings
December 04 2012 2:52 PM ET

French First Lady Waiting to Witness Gay Weddings

Michelle Garcia

Valerie Trierweiler, who is dating French President Francois Hollande, is ready to witness.

Gay Pol Leads Atlanta City Council To Marriage Resolution
December 04 2012 1:25 PM ET

Gay Pol Leads Atlanta City Council To Marriage Resolution

Michelle Garcia

Atlanta's City Council approved a resolution Monday night to support marriage equality, countering Mayor Kasim Reed's previously stated opposition to extending marriage rights to same-sex couples.<

December 04 2012 11:23 AM ET

Where is Arizona Governor Jan Brewer?

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December 04 2012 10:49 AM ET

Bloomberg Asked Clinton to Run for Mayor

D.C. Hairstylists Luigi Parasmo And Javier Calvo Discuss The Politics of Love And Hair
December 04 2012 5:00 AM ET

The Politics of Hair

Daniel Reynolds

Partners in life for nearly 20 years, D.C.-based hairstylists Luigi Parasmo and Javier Calvo embark on the journey of starting a salon together.