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.

A judge dismissed the right-wing legal group's lawsuit claiming that LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination protections in Fairfax County schools violated a student's right to privacy. 

February 22 2016 7:30 PM

A new campaign from the Democratic National Committee warns of setbacks for LGBT rights if the court remains a justice short for a year.

February 22 2016 7:20 PM

The New Kids on the Block alumnus is standing behind the antigay presidential candidate, despite his past support of his gay former bandmate.

February 22 2016 3:46 PM

The Republican presidential candidate's campaign conceded the U.S. senator from Texas should never have joined his father at antigay Pastor Kevin Swanson's political event last fall.

February 22 2016 2:31 PM

The data from the Human Rights Campaign paints a stark picture for trans people: of the more than 175 new anti-LGBT pieces of legislation nationwide, 44 target the transgender community. 

February 22 2016 5:36 AM

HRC president Chad Griffin says Obama should nominate an out person for the job, and he has some suggestions.

February 21 2016 11:46 AM