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 bill, which could result in businesses turning away LGBT customers without facing legal consequences, cleared a House committee yesterday.

March 17 2015 3:50 PM

After growing scrutiny surrounding the Illinois congressman's use of funds, the 33-year-old Republican has resigned.

March 17 2015 3:39 PM

In Monday night's episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart openly criticizes the antigay laws in Texas — with a slice of cake.

March 17 2015 2:50 PM

Big groups like the HRC had focused on more populous states, but these days that seems to be changing.

March 17 2015 7:30 AM

National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund executive director Rea Carey says we can no longer tolerate the financial inequality that queer women face.

March 17 2015 7:00 AM

Trans man Michael Hughes was perfectly happy living stealth, as a family man in Rochester, Minn. Then lawmakers started targeting his community.

March 17 2015 6:15 AM

The former congressman talks to The Advocate about his autobiography and, as we've grown to expect, doesn't hold back.

March 17 2015 4:00 AM