Politics

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.

More than 270 of the 538 electors voted for Donald Trump, as attempts to sway them to switch their vote fizzled out. 

December 19 2016 7:37 PM

50 Bills 50 States has a lofty goal — and an uphill battle considering the incoming administration. 

December 19 2016 5:36 PM

Eric Fanning, the first openly gay man to head the Army, will be replaced by a wealthy businessman.

December 19 2016 4:43 PM

"Making out with boys doesn't mean you're immune to being a tool of the patriarchy."

December 19 2016 3:29 PM

Democrats and Republicans are coming together to intiate an inquiry into Russia's cyberattacks.

December 19 2016 1:45 PM

Gov-elect Roy Cooper lobbied for a deal that takes North Carolina's laws back to a time before HB 2.

December 19 2016 12:34 PM

Are electors rethinking their votes on Monday? A pretend Hillary Clinton can dream.

December 18 2016 12:53 PM
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