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.

Since North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill that regulates with who uses what bathrooms, LGBT activists are calling his office to check where they should go when they have to relieve themselves. 

April 09 2016 1:37 PM

Bernie Sanders believes that people should be judged on the content of their character, "not on the color of their skin — or their gender or their sexual orientation," he said Friday.

April 09 2016 12:35 PM

"There can be no ambiguity," said federal prosecutors in court papers that for the first time revealed the former House speaker had molested boys in a case of "stunning hypocrisy."

April 09 2016 6:48 AM

Springsteen does not have a hungry heart for bigotry, so he's not going to play North Carolina.

April 08 2016 8:34 PM

The mayors formed a coalition to put economic pressure on states that have passed anti-LGBT measures.

April 08 2016 5:19 PM

In the wake of legislation aimed at discriminating against LGBT Americans in several states, in particular transgender citizens, Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware recorded this message of support.

April 08 2016 3:53 PM

Pope Francis and the presidential hopeful find they have a common enemy: the idolatry of money.

April 08 2016 2:12 PM