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.

He may not be as crass and bombastic as Donald Trump, but Mike Pence is nearly as frightening. Here's how Hillary's running mate, Tim Kaine, can remind fair-minded voters of that.

October 04 2016 6:42 AM

The Republican nominee asked his followers to patrol polling places.

October 04 2016 2:12 AM

Both the GOP nominee and many of his LGBT supporters are using Islamophobia to sway Democrats. It's disgraceful, writes People for the American Way's Peter Montgomery.

October 03 2016 5:52 AM

Controversial journalist and activist David Michael Miranda will now be part of Rio de Janeiro's leadership.

October 02 2016 10:13 PM

The Advocate endorsed Hillary Clinton. Bill Maher tells us who's backing Trump.

October 01 2016 4:34 PM

Activists at China's Pink Dot festival fight stigmas surounding the country's border control. 

September 30 2016 7:30 PM

In a series of early-morning tweets, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went after former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.

September 30 2016 3:26 PM