In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report 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 LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn 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.

The former vice-presidential candidate won the top spot in the House of Representatives with a comfortable 236 votes. 

October 29 2015 11:41 AM

He's likened his fight to the war with Nazi Germany — but meanwhile the campaign to keep the LGBT-inclusive ordinance has lined up some star power.

October 29 2015 9:00 AM

Ben Carson gets quizzed on being a board member for LGBT-friendly Costco; others tout 'family values' cred, denounce Democrats and the media.

October 28 2015 11:33 PM

Tonight's early-evening Republican debate focused on the economy, with only the occasional dog whistle on LGBT issues.

October 28 2015 8:34 PM

Julián Antonio Bedoya becomes Colombia's first mayoral candidate elected after campaigning as openly gay — and running with the support of a highly conservative party. 

October 28 2015 5:55 PM

As the Republicans debate tonight, remember that not all of them consider marriage equality settled.

October 28 2015 3:05 PM

The Republicans will submit his nomination to the full House tomorrow, and approval is expected, but it's not a positive development for LGBT Americans.

October 28 2015 3:01 PM

A Goshen City Council candidate says he has done a 'little experimentation' on a gay dating site but still opposes adding LGBT protections to municipal law.

October 27 2015 4:50 PM