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.
Purging the gays McCarthy style
October 25 2006 12:00 AM ET

Purging the gays, McCarthy style

Treestride.com Editors

The scapegoating of gay people in light of the scandal surrounding disgraced former congressman Mark Foley is nothing new. It is a tactic honed in the dark days of the Cold War during the McCarthy-led “purge of the perverts.”

Calling on conservatives to come out
October 14 2005 12:00 AM ET

Calling on conservatives to come out

Treestride.com Editors

During this challenging time in the gay rights movement, the fight for equality demands that closeted gay conservatives come out and stand up for their rights

One gay familys Iowa adventure
June 14 2005 12:00 AM ET

One gay family’s Iowa adventure

Marty Rouse

When a gay campaign worker for Howard Dean flies with his partner and son from Vermont to Iowa—where caucuses to select a Democratic presidential candidate will meet on Monday—he learns as much from the gay and lesbian Iowans he meets as the Iowans do about Dean’s campaign for president.