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.

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

The un(Heeled) fashion show at the Brooklyn Museum ended with a powerful demonstration of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

December 12 2014 8:00 AM

A special election in Fayetteville, Ark., saw voters repeal the city's LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent.

December 10 2014 4:20 PM

The State of Alabama's Dept. of Revenue has issued a pink license plate that reads 'NoHomo.'

December 09 2014 2:39 PM

Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is on its way to the State Senate after the House approved it Thursday on a party-line vote.

December 05 2014 4:19 PM

As the next session of Congress begins, Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin explains why LGBT activists are gearing up to support a new piece of legislation.

December 05 2014 4:30 AM

Another session of Congress will likely end before the House addresses legislation to protect LGBT workers.

December 04 2014 3:46 PM