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.

Donald Trump says he won't run outside the party structure, as does Ben Carson, in a foreign policy debate marked by many contentious moments.

December 16 2015 12:50 AM

The candidates in the early debate claim President Obama hasn't done enough to fight terrorism, but they also decry Donald Trump's call to keep Muslims from immigrating to the U.S.

December 15 2015 9:43 PM

The GOP presidential candidate lays out his plan to end same-sex marriage.

December 15 2015 4:48 PM

The publisher of the skin magazine wants Carson to disavow his association with a top aide or else he'll go after the candidate's right-hand man. 

December 14 2015 7:24 PM

The new director of the nation's drug control policy tells 60 Minutes we could learn a lot about destigmatizing addiction from the LGBT movement.

December 14 2015 10:45 AM

People often ask U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford why he's so public about being gay. He explains to The Advocate why it matters to say 'gay,' especially when the cameras are rolling. 

December 14 2015 4:39 AM