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.

Marriage equality is one of many issues that threaten to tear apart the Republican party. Will the fissures become visible this Super Tuesday?

March 01 2016 5:14 AM

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has until the end of the day Tuesday to decide whether to sign or veto the discriminatory legislation.

February 29 2016 10:57 PM

Michigan lawmakers Todd Courser (left) and Cindy Gamrat face felony charges and could spend years in prison if convicted of perjury and other misconduct. 

February 29 2016 9:21 AM

Just being able to beat Donald Trump isn't enough, says this queer Latina activist and organizer. 

February 29 2016 6:32 AM

The former First Lady took home a decisive victory in the Palmetto State, while Bernie Sanders said from Minnesota that "love trumps hate."

February 27 2016 7:16 PM

It’s the system, and not performers like The Danish Girl's Eddie Redmayne, that is responsible for the lack of diversity in mainstream Hollywood, says The Advocate's transgender issues correspondent. 

February 27 2016 6:00 AM

The staunch LGBT ally says MSNBC has marginalized her by repeatedly preempting her show, and she'll return only on her own terms.

February 26 2016 6:27 PM