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In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports 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 causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.

DOJ Moves on Gay U.S. Rep. George Santos, Asks FEC to Step Aside

The request indicates that federal prosecutors are investigating whether Santos committed any crimes.

Utah Gov. Signs Bill Banning Most Gender-Affirming Care for Youth

Republican Gov. Spencer Cox signed the legislation into law on Saturday.

91 Percent of Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills Failed in 2022: Report

While 315 pieces of discriminatory legislation were introduced, activists beat back most of them.

A Few Minutes With LGBTQ+ Ally and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown

He’s supported our community for decades, he's the only Democratic statewide official left in Ohio, and he's happy about the state having the first drag queen food truck.

Gay Democratic Rep. Vows to Check Boebert & Greene on Oversight Committee

Robert Garcia, a Democrat, says that he's going to sway and sashay past his Republican colleagues to make a splash.

Buttigieg Bests Biden in New Hampshire Presidential Poll

The Transportation secretary is the first choice for 23 percent of likely Democratic voters in the state.

The Battle of Wrongdoers: Supreme Court Versus House Republicans

It will be a neighborhood war of bad guys, but John Casey's bet is on the team with the robes.

North Dakota Advances Bill Terming Drag Shows 'Adult' Entertainment

The North Dakota House of Representatives approved a bill putting drag performers in the same category as strippers and limiting the venues for drag shows. It now goes to the Senate.

The Rainbow Wave Settles In: What New LGBTQ+ Politicians Are Facing

The nation's new out governors, treasurers, and congressmembers are staring down inflation, climate change, and gun violence.

Utah State Sen. Stands Up for Trans Intern in Gender-Affirming Care Debate

A proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors already negatively affected the state's trans community said a statement from trans intern Ari Webb, read by Sen. Nate Blouin.

Santos Claims He Survived Murder Attempt, Was Victim Of Mugging: Report

Rachel Maddow revealed new tall tales told by the troubled talker.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to Be Challenged by Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego

Sinema, the first out bisexual senator, has proved a disappointment to many progressives.

Randy Rainbow Goes After Kevin McCarthy in 'Speaker of the House' Parody

To a tune from Les Misérables, Rainbow takes McCarthy to task along with Marjorie Taylor Greene and George Santos.

Watch Bowen Yang Slay As George Santos on SNL

SNL featured Bowen Yang as George Santos as Kitara Ravache and it was hilarious.

George Santos: The Latest Lies, Allegations, & Revelations

The fabulist New York congressman has plenty of developments to explain when he returns to Capitol Hill next week.

Dem Senate Hopeful Mocks Josh Hawley Over Porn Comments in Campaign Ad

The Missouri Democrat's new campaign ad questions why Sen. Josh Hawley talks so much about porn.

George Santos Named to Two House Committees Amid Calls to Resign

The gay Republican admitted to fabricating significant portions of his biography, and federal and local authorities are investigating his financial dealings.

Gay MSNBC Anchor Challenges Homophobic GOP Candidate on Air

The Republican has run for and lost the Virginia U.S. House seat twice, most recently in 2022, before the Democratic winner died suddenly.

Video: George Santos Appeared at Brandon Straka Event Under Alias

It seems to depend on the day to know what name Rep. George Santos is going by, a resurfaced video making its rounds online shows.

Is George Santos Even Gay?

Michael Kelley, chairman of equalpride, thinks the embattled congressman should go through the rigorous vetting process that queer-owned companies endure.