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 Barney Frank 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 woman at the center of the Houston storm reveals why the anti-discrimination ordinance failed.

November 11 2015 3:56 PM

The disgraced former House Speaker and presidential candidate is 'delighted' that Houston voted down an antidiscrimination ordinance — and wants Congress to follow its lead.

November 11 2015 3:30 PM

Spoiler alert: If elected, Republicans would repeal everything.

November 11 2015 9:22 AM

The man who is defending the antigay Kentucky clerk in court apparently missed the irony in his call for Annise Parker to step down.

November 10 2015 9:40 PM

The Dallas city council just voted unanimously to do what Houston voters refused to: bolster nondiscrimination protections for transgender people.

November 10 2015 6:24 PM

The MSNBC host showed why the Republican political event of the weekend 'had a significantly different vibe' from a Democratic gathering she hosted.

November 10 2015 6:54 AM

Matthew Ebert wonders what might have become of him, had he not joined ACT UP in 1987.

November 09 2015 6:31 PM

Kentucky Governor-elect Matt Bevin is poised to change all marriage licenses in Kentucky, so antigay clerks like Kim Davis don't have to sign same-sex marriage licenses. 

November 09 2015 5:41 PM