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.

The defeat of Houston's Equal Right Ordinance hasn't impressed the NFL, but college bowls are taking their ball and running away.

November 05 2015 5:35 PM

'It's not fair to make everyone else uncomfortable,' the Republican front-runner tells Jorge Ramos. 

November 05 2015 2:28 PM

Rabidly antigay Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared, 'We will not accept anyone telling us that wrong is right.' On the other side, there's talk of economic consquences.

November 04 2015 8:15 PM Updated

And that's dangerous, says the famously anti-LGBT presidential aspirant.

November 04 2015 7:03 PM

With local media repeating debunked, transphobic lies about 'bathroom predators,' Houstonians didn't have a chance to learn the truth about the innocuous nondiscrimination ordinance.  

November 04 2015 6:22 PM

Ellen DeGeneres unveiled a spoof campaign video that has Bernie Sanders moving and grooving.

November 04 2015 5:22 PM

But Mississippi fails to elect an LGBT candidate to statewide office, and a supporter of Kim Davis wins the governor's race in Kentucky.

November 04 2015 4:21 AM

Anti-trans scare tactics appeared to have worked in the nation's fourth-largest city.

November 03 2015 10:53 PM