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.

Homeowners on Gay Drive launched a petition to change the street's name, saying their children felt embarrassed to live there. 

December 04 2015 9:13 AM

Mark Takano urges congressional action to curb epidemic of violence.

December 03 2015 4:00 PM

Jimmy LaSalvia left the Republican Party when it seemed it would never progress on LGBT issues.

December 03 2015 1:28 PM

A new online video pulls back the curtain on those who helped defeat Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance: a controversial pastor, a lawyer, a doctor, and a disgraced former city worker.

December 02 2015 1:12 PM

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards promises to protect LGBT state workers and government contractors from discrimination.

December 02 2015 12:53 PM

We don't know what Trump thinks of this, but it could make a clever holiday gift.

December 01 2015 10:48 PM