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.

According to the Journal of Adolescent Health, transgender kids and teenagers are more likely than their peers to struggle with mental health issues, suicidal tendencies, and self-harm. 

May 27 2016 12:15 PM

If John Hickenlooper is selected, he's a strong LGBT advocate who has championed the rights of our community for years, campaigning on the sentiment that 'This is simply about being fair and decent."

May 27 2016 11:04 AM

A step toward equality was thwarted by one vote, and that's completely unacceptable, writes congressional candidate Emily Cain.

May 27 2016 6:34 AM

U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren confronted a witness who compared being transgender to thinking one is a Russian princess.

8:38 PM

On Jimmy Kimmel Live! country star Paisley delivers a tuneful protest against HB 2.

3:23 PM

There's another setback in the on-again, off-again, is-it-really-you drama over an invitation by the Russian president to meet the British pop star. 

11:51 AM

The Cleveland convention is expected to have so many protesters, space is being set aside to keep them all in one place. 

11:43 AM
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