Politics

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.

Though it once held our rights at arm’s length, Walmart is now making steady turns toward support for LGBT nondiscrimination. What's driving the change? And are other Fortune 500 companies following suit? 

August 31 2016 5:03 AM

Given his constant barbs about Mexico, the news that Republican nominee Donald Trump is actually going to visit Mexico came as a shock, especially after that Cinco de Mayo taco bowl fiasco.

August 31 2016 1:24 AM

Maine's governor says an angry voice mail was a mistake, but only because he lost his temper.

August 30 2016 7:52 PM Updated

Comics and commentators are acting as if Abedin is the one who should feel humilated by her husband's bad behavior. Sexist, much?

August 30 2016 4:52 PM Updated

South Carolina evangelical pastor Mark Burns says he will continue to speak out in favor of "unity" — and Donald Trump for president. 

August 30 2016 3:09 PM Updated

Stephen Bannon, formerly of Breitbart News, has come under fire since taking over Trump's campaign.

August 30 2016 11:02 AM

Activist Mark Segal wants the candidates to choose at least one out LGBT person for their cabinet.

August 30 2016 6:17 AM
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