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.

David Lopez, the current EEOC general counsel awaiting Senate confirmation for his second term, has built a career fighting for the rights of LGBT and disabled workers. Now the Family Research Council wants him to pay for it.

November 25 2014 5:58 PM Updated

More than five decades before #Ferguson, out activist James Baldwin knew that 'hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.'

November 25 2014 3:19 PM

Several pundits and publications have referenced the gay and black writer, whose words remain relevant in describing race issues in America.

November 25 2014 1:04 PM

Chuck Hagel spent two years as Defense secretary, but plenty is still left to be done to bring full LGBT equality to the military.

November 25 2014 11:40 AM

Exit poll numbers from this month's election indicated less support than other surveys — but maybe because the electorate skewed Republican.

November 24 2014 8:12 PM

An early supporter of gay rights, Barry may best be remembered for successfully re-entering public service after serving jail time for drug possession.

November 23 2014 1:06 PM

A man is harassed on the streets for looking feminine.

November 17 2014 7:27 PM

The MSNBC host had a book to recommend to her viewers this week.

November 15 2014 12:02 PM

I was waiting for so much doom and gloom after 2012, but all I got was a lousy Prius (and I still can't speak much Arabic).

November 14 2014 7:01 AM

The fight for LGBT employment and housing nondiscrimination protections in Michigan just got dirty.

November 12 2014 7:32 PM