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.

North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law leads the young stars to boycott the state.

April 25 2016 5:52 PM Updated

Box after box was carried into the office of Gov. Pat McCrory, where a sit-in was held by opponents of the law restricting which bathrooms transgender people can use. 

April 25 2016 4:22 PM

"It is never too late to do the right thing," says Darren Jackson, lead sponsor of the bill.

April 25 2016 2:15 PM

The Texas senator wants to know, "Have we gone stark raving nuts?"

April 25 2016 9:19 AM

So Trump doesn't want to banish LGBT people to an island off Greenland. He's still an absolute nightmare, writes Amanda Kerri.

April 25 2016 6:15 AM

Harris Wofford, who represented Pennsylvania in the Senate, finds love with a man after being wed to a woman for nearly 50 years.

April 24 2016 3:52 PM