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.

Three groups of people had never before been mentioned explicitly in a State of the Union address.

January 20 2015 9:34 PM

Bills to ban the use of such therapy on minors failed in both states last year, but lawmakers are trying again.

January 20 2015 3:21 PM

Walter Naegle remembers the legacy of his late partner, the civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.

January 19 2015 10:00 AM

Check out photographs of the black gay civil rights leader throughout his lifetime.

January 19 2015 8:00 AM

This 1987 essay by Bayard Rustin reveals a personal account of MLK's feelings toward gay people.

January 19 2015 5:00 AM

The man who may be Ireland's next prime minister came out as gay.

January 18 2015 1:35 PM

The two possible presidential nominees would both be lousy leaders when it comes to LGBT equality. But which would be worse?

January 16 2015 5:00 AM