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.

Leaders of A Wider Bridge tout the value of engaging with LGBT Israelis.

April 19 2016 5:23 AM

"We must take a stand against prejudice," says a statement on the band's website.

April 18 2016 10:02 PM

Its lead sponsor has withdrawn it until next year, she said today.

April 18 2016 8:39 PM

Pearl Jam and Boston join the roster of performers who are canceling shows rather than play in the officially anti-LGBT state.

April 18 2016 7:56 PM

Skye Thomson was supposed to meet with Pat McCrory before he signed House Bill 2. The confab never took place, but the trans ninth-grader still has something to say to the governor.

April 18 2016 7:20 PM

The iconic classic rock band announced today that it is refusing to play any shows in North Carolina in protest of an anti-LGBT law.

April 18 2016 5:12 PM

A gay Republican from New York challenged Ted Cruz on how "religious liberty" laws will affect his own marriage. 

April 18 2016 3:51 PM