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.

Mississippi is the last state with such a ban.

August 12 2015 10:30 PM

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, no supporter of LGBT rights, is facing a challenge from his predecessor, longtime ally Russ Feingold.

August 12 2015 9:54 PM

At a forum on LGBT issues, most candidates expressed support for an inclusive civil rights ordinance, after one failed in March.

August 12 2015 8:47 PM

The Newport Beach City Council won't censure Scott Peotter but has formally disassociated itself from his views.

August 12 2015 3:57 PM

Mayor Nir Barkat stayed in the U.S. after an extremist stabbed six people, one fatally, at his city's Pride celebration.

August 12 2015 3:22 PM

Businesses are snapping up signs with an LGBT-friendly slogan, made available by a local gay group.

August 11 2015 9:50 PM