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 next Defense secretary will likely have to carry the mantle of fully integrating all LGBT people into the military. Is Ash Carter game to do it?

December 23 2014 4:00 AM

Less than two weeks after Fayetteville, Ark., voters repealed a nondiscrimination ordinance, San Antonio's Republicans are hoping to do the same thing.

December 22 2014 3:00 PM

Antigay officials have one final weapon in their arsenal to stop marriage: the threat of jail time.

December 22 2014 7:00 AM

This dynamic group helped make this year smarter.

December 22 2014 5:00 AM

A proposed amendment to the FDA blood ban that requires a one-year period of abstinence is ineffective and discriminatory, says the CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis.

December 17 2014 8:00 AM

There's still time for President Obama to shake the hand of the first openly transgender U.S. service member. Here's how the outgoing Secretary of Defense can make that a reality.

December 16 2014 5:00 AM

An estimated 400 people took time out of their pre-holiday routine on Sunday to take a photo intended to protest a Richmond billboard that claims 'nobody is born gay.'

December 15 2014 1:15 PM

After LGBT media reported on a vanity license plate in Alabama featuring the words 'NOHOMO,' the state took action to recall the plate.

December 12 2014 1:34 PM

Because after marriage, there will still be plenty to be done.

December 12 2014 9:00 AM