Politics

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.

Here are some of the biggest antigay trolls out there, using outrageous rhetoric to start fights — and what's scary is they may actually believe what they're saying.

July 29 2015 7:00 AM

Members of Congress want to reciprocate the denial of visas to spouses of foreign diplomats from antigay countries.

July 28 2015 3:55 PM

Missouri state senator and gubernatorial candidate Bob Dixon says being abused as a child turned him gay for five years.

July 28 2015 8:49 AM

This black lesbian argues that true dedication to listening — even when uncomfortable — can help make LGBT people more aware of their racial bias.

July 28 2015 5:00 AM

Reno citizens grew concerned when an LGBT pride flag replaced the Stars and Stripes flying over this city of 236,000.

July 27 2015 4:38 PM

The Texas Senator and GOP presidential hopeful was all doom-and-gloom at his sparsely attended congressional hearing about the dangers of 'judicial tyranny.'

July 25 2015 8:00 AM
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