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.

The head of AEG — which runs the world's most famous music festival — hits back at accusations of antigay animus, while a scheduled performer for the April event makes it clear he won't abide discrimination.

January 05 2017 7:04 PM

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick called the "Privacy Protection Act" the top priority of the Republican-controlled legislature. 

January 05 2017 6:12 PM

Amid criticism, Talladega College accepted an invitation to send its marching band to the inaugural parade.

January 05 2017 4:44 PM

We can stop the GOP. We did it this week.

January 05 2017 3:33 PM

"Any kind of interruption in care is going to result in more cases of HIV," predicts John Peller of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

January 05 2017 1:32 PM

"The hope is to draw the nation's attention that Alabamians do not want this person as attorney general because of his past," said the NAACP's Bernard Simelton, following his arrest.

January 05 2017 6:30 AM

Long before the White House was basked in rainbow colors in 2015 to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage, the President called himself a "fierce advocate" for our rights.

January 05 2017 6:00 AM
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