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.

No Republican had ever been tested at the polls in a reelection after having supported marriage equality.

November 04 2014 8:16 PM

Another former campaign worker has accused Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, DeMaio has blocked the reporter who broke the story from his Twitter feed.

November 04 2014 7:23 PM

The media seems to be converging on this idea that Democrats are about to lose the Senate, but as usual, it was Nate Silver who was ahead of the curve.

November 04 2014 1:48 PM

Everyone is focusing on the wrong things, says John Oliver, who somehow makes this hilarious.

November 04 2014 11:00 AM

New York's former City Council speaker Christine Quinn is using her experience as a lesbian and a woman in politics by leading a new party.

November 04 2014 6:40 AM

The list of Republicans keeping their seats in the House includes some of the most antigay.

November 04 2014 5:10 AM Updated

If forecasters are right, then the U.S. Senate verges of becoming more Republican, and more antigay.

November 04 2014 3:30 AM Updated

Among gubernatorial races was the possibility the country might elect its first-ever openly gay governor, but he lost a close contest.

November 04 2014 3:00 AM Updated

The Victory Fund is proud of its success rate, but it’s not taking enough chances where we need victories: the South and Midwest.

November 04 2014 3:00 AM

The highest profile races are often at the federal level, but state legislatures and city leaders can make a big difference in LGBT lives.

November 03 2014 7:16 PM Updated