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.
Minnesota Politician Who Hooked Up With Teen Drops Out of Race
August 23 2012 3:48 PM ET

Minn. Politician Who Hooked Up With Teen Drops Out of Race

Neal Broverman

Kerry Gauthier is not seeking reelection to the Minnesota legislature after news broke that he hooked up with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop, leading the politician to attempt suicide, and later

Right-wing Groups Seek to Ban Wayne Besen From Fox
August 23 2012 3:22 PM ET January 07 2014 4:27 PM ET

Right-wing Groups Try to Ban Gay Advocate From Fox

Sunnivie Brydum

Several Christian and right-wing groups have asked Fox News and Bill O'Reilly to ban gay rights advocate Wayne Besen from the network.

Poll Concludes LGBT Causes Are No Longer Wedge Issues
August 23 2012 2:01 PM ET

LGBT Americans Would Vote for Mitt Romney If...

Sunnivie Brydum

A poll conducted by Harris International for Logo TV has found that mainstream Americans no longer consider LGBT equality a wedge issue.

Rick Warren Cancels Presidential Forum and Complains About Religious Freedom
August 23 2012 1:34 PM ET

Rick Warren Cancels Presidential Forum, Says Religion Is Being Suppressed

Lucas Grindley

Evangelical pastor Rick Warren has canceled his Civil Forum between presidential candidates, saying it's because the campaign is anything but civil — but then attacking President Obama for a war on

Australian Rugby Star Supports Marriage Equality
August 23 2012 1:12 PM ET

WATCH: Australian Rugby Player Makes Marriage Pledge

Sunnivie Brydum

David Pocock says he supports marriage equality and won't wed his girlfriend until everyone in Australia has the freedom to marry.

Tampa Bathhouse Offers Free Admission to GOP Delegates
August 23 2012 10:55 AM ET

Tampa Bathhouse Offers Free Admission to GOP Delegates

Sunnivie Brydum

Gay-owned and operated Ybor Resort and Spa in Tampa invites RNC attendees to take "a shot in the dark."

Americas Six Out Bisexual Elected State Officials
August 23 2012 3:00 AM ET

America’s 6 Out Bisexual Elected State Officials

Nazly Siadate

Former Connecticut Democratic State Rep. Evelyn Mantilla came out as the nation’s first bisexual state official in 1997.

Gender Variant Model Featured in Toyota Ad
August 22 2012 5:30 PM ET

Gender-Variant Model Featured in Sexy Toyota Ad

Sunnivie Brydum

New 30-second spot for Toyota Auris spotlights gender non-conforming Ukrainian model Stav Strashko.

Dan Savage Debates NOM President Brian Brown
August 22 2012 3:08 PM ET

WATCH: Dan Savage Debates NOM's Brian Brown

Sunnivie Brydum

NOM president Brian Brown keeps his promise to have a debate with gay columnist Dan Savage, the founder of the It Gets Better Project. And it's all caught on camera.

Gay Realtor Charges Toward History in Delaware
August 22 2012 2:24 PM ET

Gay Realtor Charges Toward History in Delaware

Neal Broverman

Rehoboth Beach real estate agent Andy Staton hopes to become the first openly LGBT person elected to the Delaware legislature, and he has a healthy bank account and a wealth of endorsements on his