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.

Clinton takes Kentucky in a close race, and Sanders wins Oregon.

May 17 2016 9:37 PM

The Senate has just one out member; could Jim Gray become the second?

May 17 2016 8:47 PM

Eric Fanning made history today when confirmed by the Senate as secretary of the Army.

May 17 2016 6:36 PM Updated

The senator from Vermont denounced the threats, violence and vandalism that erupted but defended his supporters and echoed their complaint that the convention had been mishandled.

May 17 2016 5:20 PM

The Donald says he finds transgender rights to be a "very interesting subject," but he does not support the Obama administration's federal transgender directive.

May 17 2016 3:40 PM

The president issues a strong statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

May 17 2016 2:45 PM

“I know you’re hearing a lot of hateful rhetoric about our LGBT families,” says Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego. “Please, hang in there.”

May 17 2016 1:39 PM