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.

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

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