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.
13 Transgender Americans Murdered in 2012
November 20 2012 6:06 AM ET

13 Transgender Americans Murdered in 2012

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Looking at the lives of transgender and gender-nonconforming people killed (so far) this year to mark the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Refusal of Teen to Disavow Marriage Equality Cost Him Confirmation
November 19 2012 7:57 PM ET

Priest: Teen's Refusal to Disavow Marriage Equality Cost Him Confirmation

Neal Broverman

A Minnesota teen supportive of marriage equality voluntarily dropped his effort at being confirmed by the Roman Catholic Church, but he wouldn't have been allowed the Sacrament of Confirmation anyw

Marco Rubio Claims Social Conservatives Are Being Silenced
November 19 2012 6:30 PM ET

Marco Rubio: Social Conservatives Are Being 'Silenced'

Lucas Grindley

Florida senator Marco Rubio is getting a fresh look by Republicans searching for their next big thing, and he uses the spotlight in an interview with GQ to condemn same-sex marriage.

Majority Support Marriage Equality in Michigan
November 19 2012 3:44 PM ET

Majority Support Marriage Equality in Michigan

Neal Broverman

A new study from Michigan State University finds that 56% of the state's diverse residents support marriage equality, a major increase from just two years ago.

November 19 2012 12:08 PM ET

Nate Silver Talks About His Numbers 'Dorkiness'

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Winning the Hearts and Minds of Even Our Most Ardent Opponents
November 19 2012 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Next Our Most Ardent Opponents Must Change

Nathaniel Frank

We've swayed the movable middle. Now it's time to change the way the right wing thinks about us.

The Next Mayor of Los Angeles Could Be Gay Republican Kevin James
November 18 2012 2:03 PM ET

Will L.A.'s Next Mayor Be A Gay Republican?

Michelle Garcia

A Republican strategist is forming a super PAC to raise $4 million to get former U.S. Attorney Kevin James elected as mayor of the city of Los Angeles. 

Marriage Equality Foes Protest Across France
November 17 2012 3:03 PM ET

Marriage Equality Foes Protest Across France

Sunnivie Brydum

Catholic and right-wing groups opposed to pending marriage equality legislation in France took to the streets in protest Saturday.

Seattle Prepares for Gay Weddings
November 17 2012 8:36 AM ET

Seattle Prepares for Gay Weddings

Sunnivie Brydum

Same-sex couples in Washington can begin marrying on December 6, and state officials in Seattle are anticipating a rush to the altar.

Fox News Underreported Victories of Marriage Equality and Tammy Baldwin
November 16 2012 8:17 PM ET

Fox News Ignores Gay Issues

Daniel Reynolds

Fox News ignores marriage equality victories in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington as well as the historic election of Rep. Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate.