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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.

President Obama welcomes foreign LGBT athletes to the United States for Gay Games 9 in Cleveland, Ohio.

August 10 2014 12:56 PM

State senator Stacey Campfield, who had become an embarrassment to the Republican Party with his extremely antigay views, went down to defeat Thursday.

August 08 2014 8:02 PM

Nearly a year after being refused entrance to a popular Denver gay bar, a state regulatory agency has ruled in favor of 27-year-old Vito Marzano.

August 07 2014 4:55 PM

The vice mayor of Richmond, Calif. fields weekly verbal attacks due to her sexual orientation and race, but carries on in public service.

August 07 2014 4:00 PM

While companies do not have the right to explicitly discriminate against LGBT employees, Lambda Legal says it's not completely out of the realm of possibility.

August 06 2014 7:15 AM

In the coming months, the California legislature will consider bills that take into account the changing state of modern families.

August 05 2014 5:15 PM