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.

Some politicians with antigay records appear genuinely moved.

June 12 2016 3:26 PM

The politician — proudly opposed to LGBT rights — says the message was not a statement about the Orlando massacre victims.

June 12 2016 12:58 PM

Those are just a few of the comments revealed in North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop's emails.

June 11 2016 3:17 PM

Tweeters — some gay, some not — cracked wise and humorous about the first female presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party.

June 10 2016 11:10 AM

The insistence of Bernie Sanders to stay in the race shows the glass ceiling is cracked, but still intact.

June 10 2016 6:13 AM

In the 1960s and '70s, even as other nations elected women leaders, many Americans thought a woman running for president was a laughing matter.

June 09 2016 9:53 PM

Shortly after Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee, President Obama has endorsed her. 

June 09 2016 2:12 PM
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