Politics

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 Southern Poverty Law Center's Mark Potok explains the connection between Trump's win and the rise in harassment.

November 18 2016 3:22 AM

Racist signs were taped above a water fountain shortly after Donald Trump was elected.

November 17 2016 6:32 PM

The A&E reality show that brought national prominence to a family of homophobes will go off the air next year.

November 17 2016 6:32 PM

Black Lives Matter issued its first statement since the election of Donald Trump. 

November 17 2016 5:08 PM

There were over 200 reports of assault in the 72 hours after Trump was elected.

November 17 2016 12:26 PM

“We need you,” Hillary Clinton said in a Wednesday speech. “America needs you, your energy, your ambition, your talent. That is how we get through this.”

November 17 2016 10:04 AM

SPLC reports an astounding number of hate-related incidents of physical and verbal harrassment fueled by Trump's election.

November 17 2016 10:02 AM
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