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 singer, who lives in Bloomington, Ind., urges us to respond with love.

April 01 2015 5:40 PM

Terry McAuliffe touts the Old Dominion as 'open and welcoming.'

April 01 2015 3:41 PM

Apple, Levi Strauss, Microsoft, and others have signed on to a statement denouncing such legislation as 'bad for business.'

April 01 2015 3:23 PM

The out former R.E.M. front man shares his feelings in a video on his Tumblr.

April 01 2015 1:38 PM

The out CNN anchor isn't letting Indiana lawmakers get away with claiming they didn't know RFRA would result in discrimination.

April 01 2015 12:29 PM

The 'license to discriminate' law is being sent back to the legislature, the governor announced this morning.

April 01 2015 11:57 AM Updated

Responding to his opponent's recent Advocate op-ed urging voters to keep a San Diego city council seat LGBT, a straight politician argues that simply being gay shouldn't guarantee LGBT votes.

April 01 2015 9:00 AM