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.

Local leaders denounced the anti-LGBT legislation as a throwback to Jim Crow-era segregation, and said they are ready to once again employ tactics that were effective to fight those unjust laws.

April 10 2016 2:45 PM

The out MSNBC anchor broke the news that two federal agencies are reviewing whether Mississippi’s anti-LGBT law will cost the state federal funding.

April 09 2016 5:54 PM

The out comedian took a Broadway stage and belted out a list of things she’d never do — all in her best Donald Trump impersonation.

April 09 2016 5:22 PM

Since North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill that regulates with who uses what bathrooms, LGBT activists are calling his office to check where they should go when they have to relieve themselves. 

April 09 2016 1:37 PM

Bernie Sanders believes that people should be judged on the content of their character, "not on the color of their skin — or their gender or their sexual orientation," he said Friday.

April 09 2016 12:35 PM

"There can be no ambiguity," said federal prosecutors in court papers that for the first time revealed the former House speaker had molested boys in a case of "stunning hypocrisy."

April 09 2016 6:48 AM