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 federal government won't withhold funding while the court battle over the state's anti-LGBT law plays out.

May 12 2016 6:03 PM

Finally leaving the Oklahoma legislature, Kern goes out with a bang.

May 12 2016 3:24 PM

Pat McCrory's reelection effort is hawking bumper stickers that read, "It's Just Common Sense," which may be an oblique reference to the state's anti-LGBT law.

May 11 2016 4:21 PM

This week he won a seat in the Philippines Senate, and has decided to continue boxing while making no secret of his ambitions.

May 11 2016 1:08 PM

Trevor Noah is shocked to learn that North Carolina could potentially lose billions of dollars in federal funding over HB 2. 

May 11 2016 9:50 AM

Here's everything you need to know about the dude who is as famous for his antigay (and now anti-transgender) rhetoric, as he is for those duck sounds he makes on TV. 

May 11 2016 2:29 AM