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.

There will be more homophobic, transphobic bills unless we seize power ourselves, writes Charlotte councilwoman LaWana Mayfield.

April 28 2016 6:16 AM

Tennessee will allow mental health professionals to deny service to prospective LGBT patients if it conflicts with their religious convictions.

April 27 2016 6:05 PM

The senator from Texas introduced his former rival as his running mate Wednesday in Indiana, which is surprising given what she's said on the record about transgender people.

April 27 2016 4:28 PM

The Missouri bill would have asked voters in November to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds. 

April 27 2016 3:02 PM

Alexandra Billings and Jeffrey Tambor say North Carolina's anti-LGBT bill is "founded on intution, and not facts." 

April 27 2016 2:56 PM

The Saudi government's targeting of queer people will have repercussions, according to a letter signed by a bipartisan Congressional group.

April 27 2016 2:08 PM

Got a minute? Here's all that happened in Tuesday's five state battle for the Democratic and Republican nominations for president. Oh, we left out John Kasich, who lost, again.

April 27 2016 12:48 PM