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.

The nationwide discussion surrounding trans visibility is essential for other queer people, too.

July 16 2015 5:00 AM

The Boy Scouts of America's long-standing ban on gay members 'protected children and advanced Scout values,' Walker said Tuesday. He has so far declined to clarify.

July 15 2015 8:17 PM

As the number of LGBT elders swell, Colorado's senior senator has introduced legislation to assist them with their specific needs.

July 15 2015 8:39 AM

Cat lovers are teasing their pets' hair-dos in a joking social media homage to the real estate tycoon's "huh?"-worthy hairstyle.

July 15 2015 7:26 AM

Members of Congress want the U.S. Department of Education's Secretary Arne Duncan to help stop LGBT bullying and discrimination in schools.

July 14 2015 8:55 PM

Even though a pro-LGBT amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act failed, congressman Jared Polis said having the vote was a step in the right direction.

July 14 2015 6:47 PM

Santorum has pounced on Scott Walker's wife Tonette admitting she's 'torn' on the issue of same-sex marriage as an apparent weakness in Walker's resolve on the issue.

July 14 2015 7:28 AM
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