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.

Nikki Haley finally addressed the gay murders and torture in Chechnya, and while the U.N. ambassador's statement is more than we got from Trump or Tillerson, it feels too little, too late.

April 19 2017 5:39 AM

The Democrat narrowly missed the majority needed to avoid a runoff but got far more votes than any rival.

April 19 2017 1:38 AM

A group is hoping to start a "rainbow railroad" from Chechnya to Canada. 

April 18 2017 4:32 PM

Marc Fliedner — running to be New York's first out gay district attorney — breaks down the threats our attorney general poses to civil liberties as well as how you can resist.

April 18 2017 5:44 AM

The president is a foe of equality, the paper of record writes plainly.

April 17 2017 5:43 PM

Melissa McCarthy skewered Sean Spicer for his thoughtless remarks about Jewish people on SNL.

April 16 2017 1:22 PM