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.
Desmond Tutu Is a Rock Star for Equal Rights
June 18 2012 2:40 PM ET

Desmond Tutu: A Rock Star for Equal Rights

Trudy Ring

The archbishop tells The Advocate that the world has a hard time understanding a God who says, “I created you because I loved you.”

Michigan House Passes Law to Protect Christian Antigay Counseling Students
June 18 2012 1:26 PM ET

Michigan to Protect Antigay Counseling Students?

Michelle Garcia

The Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill last week that could prevent colleges from disciplining counseling, social work, or psychology students based on their religious beliefs.

Slow Going on Australian Marriage Equality Vote
June 18 2012 12:20 PM ET

Slow Going on Australian Marriage Equality Vote

Julie Bolcer

Even if opponents of marriage equality agree to a conscience vote, some backers think legislation would still fail.

Marriage Proposal at White House LGBT Pride Reception
June 18 2012 10:22 AM ET

WATCH: Marriage Proposal at the White House

Julie Bolcer

A transgender man proposed to his partner Friday at the White House LGBT Pride Reception.

A Place at the White House Table
June 17 2012 9:03 PM ET

PHOTOS: A Place at the (White House) Table

Advocate.com Editors

The faces in the crowd reflect a renewed sense of hope during President Obama's fourth LGBT Pride reception in the White House.

Sofia Vergara Supports Marriage Equality in Many Languages
June 17 2012 6:25 PM ET

Sofia Vergara's Multilingual Support for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The Modern Family bombshell talks to a Spanish-language website on the subject.

NYC Student Gets to Deliver Marriage Equality Speech
June 17 2012 3:47 PM ET

Student Gets to Deliver Pro-Marriage Equality Speech

Trudy Ring

New York City student Kameron Slade will speak on marriage equality to a special assembly of fifth-graders Monday.

WATCH Onetime Antigay Christian Poses as Gay and Writes About It
June 16 2012 3:12 PM ET

WATCH: 'Homophobic Christian' Poses as Gay, Writes Book About It

Trudy Ring

Timothy Kurek says the experience made him supportive of LGBT people.