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 pro-LGBT leader of North Carolina's branch of the NAACP told delegates, "some issues are not left versus right, or liberal versus conservative, they are right versus wrong."

July 28 2016 11:25 PM

The pop singer, who said both her parents are staunch Republicans, told delegates, "On Nov. 8th, you'll be just as powerful as any NRA lobbyist."

July 28 2016 11:01 PM

Mother Monster sang classics from the Beatles, Neil Young and Woody Guthrie.

July 28 2016 10:46 PM

The president of the Human Rights Campaign answered Donald Trump's call to "ask the gays," with a sharp rebuke of the Republican nominee's proposals.

July 28 2016 10:27 PM

As if sneaking onto the stage at the Democratic National Convention weren't enough, Stephen Colbert sneaks in to Clinton's promotional video.

July 28 2016 9:40 PM

The GOP nominee claims to have our backs, while at the same time expressing admiration for a nation that criminalizes “gay propaganda.”

July 28 2016 9:05 PM

The right-wing Liberty Counsel is now refusing to support a bill that protects all moral convictions regarding marriage — the group wants to it specifically demean same-sex marriage. 

July 28 2016 8:20 PM
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