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.

Takei, one of many Japanese-Americans interned during World War II, takes on Trump and bigotry in an interview with Thomas Roberts.

December 08 2015 9:56 PM

An ordinance banning use of the practice on young people was approved by a City Council committee Monday; the full council will take it up Wednesday.

December 08 2015 8:51 PM

Words are weapons, says National LGBTQ Task Force leader Rea Carey. And Donald Trump has just demonstrated how trigger-happy his White House would be. 

December 08 2015 6:00 PM

Mayor Annise Parker did not interfere with the pastors' constitutional rights during the HERO battle, the judge rules.

December 08 2015 4:46 PM

A queer Englishman is combating Islamophobic setiments with a blog post that shows a more realistic image of Muslims.

December 08 2015 2:19 PM

Mira Patel served as special advisor on Hillary Clinton’s policy planning staff at the State Department. Four years after Clinton delivered an unforgettable speech at the UN on LGBT equality, Patel provides some fascinating backstory.

December 08 2015 5:00 AM