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.

How homophobic tweets and threats to picket a live reading of a popular LGBT-themed children's book rallied an entire community to drown out the hate.

March 03 2016 10:14 AM

On November 4, 2015, just six weeks before the equal marriage referendum in the European nation of Slovenia, Miha Lobnik and his fellow activists launched a “yes” campaign. Though the government had attempted multiple times to enact legislation, voters rejected the 2015 referendum. Lobnik talks about the experience to Kay Cairns.

March 03 2016 6:08 AM

The governor has neglected the state 'to pursue his own selfish agenda,' says an editorial that ran in six newspapers, also denouncing his support for Donald Trump.

March 02 2016 7:51 PM

Georgia's so-called First Amendment Defense Act must pass another vote on the House floor before it arrives on the governor's desk. 

March 02 2016 7:07 PM Updated

The group, which will advise Cruz on policy, includes hate group leader Tony Perkins, the Benham brothers, and more.

March 02 2016 4:09 PM

Not exactly, but the former neurosurgeon indicated that’s what he plans to do Friday at an annual conference of anti-LGBT groups. 

March 02 2016 3:16 PM