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.

Under Canadian law, claims from LGBT asylum-seekers will be treated in the same manner as those from other persecuted minority groups.

August 13 2013 3:53 PM

The IOC claims the Olympics' own rules bars athletes from showing support of the LGBT community at the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi.

August 13 2013 1:18 PM

U.S. district judge Shira Sheindlin said the policy violates the U.S. Constitution and functions as police-sanctioned racial profiling.

August 12 2013 8:04 PM

The nation's deputy prime minister said LGBT athletes will be safe in Sochi as long as they don't mention being LGBT 'in the presence of children.'

August 12 2013 6:40 PM

A state-run radio program in Russia called the radical antigay activist an 'expert' who said the nation's anti-LGBT laws aren't homophobic, just 'homorealistic.'

August 12 2013 2:31 PM