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.

New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett is challenging his party's leadership over fundraising for gay candidates.

July 17 2015 4:13 PM

The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, ordered to pay damages for denying service to a lesbian couple, have raised a record amount online.

July 17 2015 2:07 PM

After an investigation spanning six weeks, The Advocate reveals how those few voices arguing against gender transition are finding followers.

July 17 2015 11:35 AM Updated

The former Florida Governor just became the most pro-LGBT Republican presidential candidate.

July 17 2015 8:44 AM

There are now at least a dozen and a half candidates running for president in 2016. It's not easy to keep track of all their positions on LGBT issues, but hopefully this feline menagerie will make it a little easier.

July 17 2015 5:00 AM

The measure would allow individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to discriminate against same-sex couples without federal penalties.

July 16 2015 4:44 PM

Kenya's Republican Liberty Party intends to 'demonstrate the difference between men and women.'

July 16 2015 8:46 AM