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.

When the protesters repeatedly interrupted the former president's speech, he launched into a long, loud defense of his record, as well as Hillary Clinton's.  

April 08 2016 12:21 PM

“I don’t believe it’s necessary,” Gov. Nikki Haley said.

April 08 2016 10:23 AM

Sen. Lee Bright's bill would keep cities from affirming trans people's right to use facilities that match their gender identity.

April 07 2016 5:33 PM

A new study shows that having direct conversations with LGBT people and their allies helps voters be less prejudiced against the LGBT community. 

April 07 2016 2:25 PM

Mississippi lawmakers passed a law that allows them to discriminate against LGBT people, but the state's official tourism guide features out lesbian anchor Robin Roberts on its cover. 

April 07 2016 12:16 PM Updated

The talk show host devoted her opening monologue to discussing Mississippi's anti-LGBT "religious liberty" law. 

April 07 2016 10:38 AM

"We want to be known as a welcoming state,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.

April 07 2016 9:57 AM