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.
Will Tammy Baldwin Become Antigay Target?
October 20 2011 4:00 AM ET

Will Tammy Baldwin Become Antigay Target? 


Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin might just become the first openly gay U.S. senator.

Gohmert Conspiracy Theory Obama Jobs Bill Is Gift to Gays
October 06 2011 4:52 PM ET

Texas Rep's Conspiracy Theory: Obama Jobs Bill Is Gift to Gays

Lucas Grindley

The right-wing Republican from Texas claimed that Obama's plan to add more jobs is actually part of a scheme to destroy marriage. 

Marriage Metaphors with Rick Santorum
August 17 2011 5:00 AM ET

Marriage Metaphors, with Rick Santorum

Michelle Garcia

From bestiality to beer, we take a look at some of Rick Santorum's imaginative collection of terms he's used to describe how allowing same-sex couples to marry would lead to the destruction of American society.

The Daily Shows Mo Rocca Comes Out
July 28 2011 2:15 PM ET

The Daily Show's Mo Rocca Comes Out

Diane Anderson-Minshall

After years of is-he-or-isn’t-he debates, former Daily Show correspondent Mo Rocca came out in a podcast interview with

Wedding Album Nirvana and Ruth
July 27 2011 8:50 AM ET

 Wedding Album: Nirvana and Ruth

Advocate Contributors

In a series of photo albums, we share stories of couples who got married in New York. Nirvana and Ruth flew in from California, where same-sex marriage is not legally recognized.

Wedding Album Adam and David
July 27 2011 8:00 AM ET

Wedding Album: Adam and David

Advocate Contributors

In a series of photo albums, we follow New York couples on their wedding day. Adam and David got married on their seven-year anniversary.

Wedding Album Rhonda and Debra
July 26 2011 11:55 AM ET

 Wedding Album: Rhonda and Debra

Advocate Contributors

Denver-based photographers and marriage equality supporters Jessica Bergthold and Kristy Rowe journeyed to New York to document some of the first same-sex ceremonies in that state. In a series of photo albums, they share stories of the couples they met.

Wedding Album John and Mike
July 26 2011 11:45 AM ET

Wedding Album: John and Mike

Advocate Contributors

In a series of photo albums, we follow New York couples on their wedding day. John and Mike were bullied as kids and say that if their younger selves could have known they'd get married some day and that their families would be there, "it would have made a world of difference."

Larry King Wants to Marry Anderson Cooper
July 20 2011 3:15 PM ET

Larry King Wants to Marry Anderson Cooper

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Larry King says that out of a choice of three potential husbands, it’s “logical” that he’d marry former colleague Cooper.

The Other Gay Contenders
July 18 2011 8:30 AM ET

The Other Gay Contenders

Advocate.com Editors

Wisconsin congressional representative Tammy Baldwin could run to become the first out U.S. senator, but she isn't the only LGBT person with political ambitions. Meet some of the young LGBT candidates who want your vote this year and next.

A New Conservative Agenda
July 05 2011 4:00 AM ET

 A New Conservative Agenda

Advocate Contributors

Forget your party affiliation: Republican strategist Margaret Hoover is exactly the brand of straight ally we need right now.

Fed Judge Won't Throw Out Prop 8 Decision
June 14 2011 4:20 PM ET

Ruling Is In: Gay Judge's Prop. 8 Decision Stands


The landmark decision striking down California's Proposition 8 will stand, even though the judge happens to be a gay man. 

Kentucky Disabled Gay Couple Ejected From Pool
June 13 2011 8:30 PM ET

Kentucky: Disabled Gay Couple Ejected From Pool

Michelle Garcia

A gay couple in Hazard, Ky., was ejected from a public recreation facility, sparking outrage from local LGBT organizations and allies.