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.

Duffy, appointed by Mayor Harold Washington in 1984, was a force in LGBT and progressive politics for many years.

December 22 2015 6:26 PM

The New Jersey governor claims his anti-trans policies have kept life simple for children in his state.

December 22 2015 1:20 PM

Daniel O'Donnell on the shocking closure of New York's most prominent LGBT equality organization.

December 21 2015 2:17 PM

The U.S. senator from South Carolina announced he was suspending his campaign in a YouTube video this morning.

December 21 2015 10:59 AM

Donald Trump gets a Grinch makeover in a new comedy video from College Humor.

December 21 2015 8:34 AM

Saturday Night Live comically portrayed Donald Trump as a bully who mocked Jeb Bush and accused him of being assigned female at birth. 

December 20 2015 3:43 PM