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.

Tuesday marks one month since 49 people were murdered inside an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. That's the same day Congress will debate a bill legalizing religion-based discrimination.

July 11 2016 6:02 PM Updated

Theresa May has said she would've voted differently on antigay legislation from the early 2000s.

July 11 2016 2:29 PM

A new documentary gives these landmark ladies their due.

July 11 2016 5:11 AM

Baton Rouge police jailed the out Black Lives Matter activist after protesting the death of Alton Sterling.

July 10 2016 5:32 PM

The trans reality star hasn't booked a speaking slot for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, but she will be part of an outside panel discussing LGBT rights and the GOP.

July 09 2016 2:17 PM

Gov. Charlie Baker signed the bill into law today, assuring that residents can use the public facilities aligned with their gender identity.

July 08 2016 3:39 PM Updated

In April 2016, Santiago D’Almeida Ferreira was one of more than 40 intersex activists and allies gathered in Budapest for IGLYO’s I Have Rights intersex study session. As one of the first out intersex people in Portugal, Santi is a pioneer in the field. As told to Kay Cairns.

July 08 2016 5:15 AM
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