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 Brian Sims 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.

The Bay Area resident had been held in immigration detention for more than a month in Miami.

April 28 2017 3:30 PM

Jonathan Demme is best known for such blockbuster hits as The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, but a documentary on a historic civil rights case may be his most lasting legacy.

April 28 2017 7:12 AM

It's difficult, but the alternative is unthinkable, says author and health care activist Kimberly D. Acquaviva.

April 28 2017 5:23 AM

A gay, HIV-positive Russian man is afraid he might be deported back to his native country. 

April 27 2017 5:27 PM

Moore enters a crowded Republican field seeking to succeed Jeff Sessions

April 27 2017 2:02 PM

"No change can come if those who are impacted the most by discrimination are not willing to stand up for themselves." — Zainab Salbi

April 27 2017 1:32 PM

Men's rights activist Rep. Robert Fisher has been asked to resign after being tied to rape denial posts.

April 26 2017 7:40 PM