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.

President Obama reassured travelers that they are welcome in the "beautiful states" of Mississippi and North Carolina. 

1:12 PM

In going after Donald Trump for his statement opposing North Carolina's HB 2, the U.S. senator from Texas perpetuates the myth that transgender women are men and could be predators.

10:31 AM

James Van Kuilenburg was draped in a transgender pride flag when he was escorted out of the event. 

8:16 AM

The public may only care about trans issues when it involves running water, but at least people are starting to pay attention to our lives.

5:52 AM

A transgender musician on why Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams may not be right to turn their backs on North Carolina and Mississippi.

5:22 AM

Gov. Charlie Baker still hasn't actually endorsed the pending public accommodations legislation, but today he gave strong indications of support.

April 21 2016 10:28 PM

The one and only presidential candidate who supports North Carolina's anti-transgender law is banking on conservatives to now abandon the frontrunner.

April 21 2016 8:39 PM