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.

Can trans people trust HRC now? Maybe, if the organization can prove worthy of it.

September 10 2014 5:00 AM

Interviewed just hours after his historic apology to trans people at the Southern Comfort conference, Griffin talks to Advocate contributor Rebecca Juro about HRC's plans and priorities.

September 08 2014 5:57 PM

Maura Healey is no stranger to landmark lawsuits — she led the first successful challenge to DOMA — but now she wants to be the top lawyer in the land.

September 07 2014 12:20 PM

A former spokesman for two Republican governors came out in the Washington Post this week, asking his fellow party members to evolve on marriage equality.

September 07 2014 8:30 AM

The ex-governor of Virginia who once piously campaigned against marriage equality now finds his own marriage on trial.

September 05 2014 3:35 PM

The Google executive was named chief technology officer of the United States

September 05 2014 1:31 PM

HRC president Chad Griffin gave the keynote speech at the Southern Comfort Conference focusing on transgender people and their lives.

September 05 2014 1:26 PM