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.

The moment his brother came out to him is the centerpiece of a new television ad for a Republican candidate in Massachusetts.

May 17 2014 11:39 AM

Mayor Annise Parker contends a proposed ordinance will still protect trans residents from discrimination.

May 16 2014 4:49 PM

Right-wing lobbyist Jack Burkman is leading an effort to cut into the business of the team and the credit card issuer, all because they've had the temerity to employ a player who (like Burkman's brother) is openly gay.

May 15 2014 4:38 PM

The State Senate voted to restore funds that the House cut from two schools in retaliation over the assignment of LGBT-inclusive reading material, but the schools will be required to use the money to teach about the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents.

May 14 2014 7:57 PM

The LGBT-inclusive measure won unanimous approval by city commissioners last night, but it's subject to a second vote before it becomes law.

May 13 2014 7:38 PM

Following the death of primary opponent Keith Crisco, Clay Aiken says he will suspend his campaign activities.

May 13 2014 12:29 PM Updated