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.

After apologizing for supporting North Carolina's anti-LGBT law, Billy Richardson hopes to strike it down.

April 18 2016 9:45 AM

The band signed a petition against North Carolina's anti-LGBT law onstage and urged fans to do the same. 

April 18 2016 8:48 AM

Here's your primer on where we go from here.

April 18 2016 6:13 AM

Kasich says there has to be a balance between religious freedom and LGBT people's rights — leading some critics to say he's trying to have it both ways.

April 17 2016 7:07 PM

Pat McCrory claims the discriminatory law was a reaction to the city of Charlotte's "government overreach."

April 17 2016 3:50 PM