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 Barney Frank 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.

The University of South Carolina Upstate has canceled a performance of How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less amid politicians' complaints that it was 'recruiting' students to be lesbians.

April 08 2014 2:52 PM

At a dinner party held in their honor, members of Pussy Riot shared stories of their two-year incarceration in Russia after taking a stand for LGBT rights and human rights in general.

April 08 2014 6:00 AM

When a fellow Democrat told Steve Gallardo to 'act more gay,' he shot back by saying 'I can't.' Now he's speaking out about the incident exclusively with The Advocate.

April 05 2014 7:06 AM

That's one of several ultraconservative stances held by fringe candidate Lorraine Mae Rafferty.

April 04 2014 1:57 PM

Opponents warn that the new law will allow widespread discrimination against LGBT people and others by those claiming serving such people or groups violates their 'religious freedom.'

April 03 2014 7:07 PM

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has issued a game-change ruling finding that gays and lesbians are protected from employment discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

April 03 2014 3:02 PM

The statewide liberal organization is using a comic book to draw attention to bullying from extremists.

April 03 2014 1:57 PM

Mississippi's own version of the Arizona "license to discriminate" bill is ready for the governor's signature. Will this governor opt for a different outcome?

April 02 2014 12:17 PM