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.

These women say Donald Trump touched them without their consent.

October 20 2016 5:46 PM Updated

On Spirit Day, for a lesson in how to handle bullying, look no further than last night's presidential debate.

October 20 2016 5:34 PM

LGBT folks on Twitter had hilarious and insightful reactions to "bad hombres," "Chinese steel," "nasty woman," and more from the presidential debate.

October 20 2016 1:15 PM

The out MSNBC anchor, along with several members of Trump's own party, have criticized the Republican nominee for his performance in the third debate.

October 20 2016 11:46 AM

Something is different this election, but not for the better.

October 20 2016 1:20 AM

Donald Trump failed to reverse his imploding campaign during Wednesday night's debate. The candidate did manage to bring up an important issue that Hillary Clinton will have to address after she's (likely) elected.

October 20 2016 12:57 AM

#TrumpBookReport and other new hashtags were born as JK Rowling, George Takei and the twitterverse added their perspectives.

October 20 2016 12:49 AM