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.

In a groundbreaking move, the state takes a stand against defendants being able to use a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity as justification for murder.

September 29 2014 4:19 PM

An unlikely alliance between a group of gay and lesbian activists and striking miners makes for one of the year’s most inspiring films.

September 26 2014 6:00 AM

Holder's tenure as attorney general will be marked by his dedication to civil rights and landmark LGBT cases.

September 25 2014 1:28 PM

A new report from Media Matters dismantles popular right-wing assertions about antidiscrimination laws.

September 24 2014 4:08 PM

Outgoing Pennsylvania state senator Jim Ferlo says he's never hidden his sexuality — but now it's time to come out and pass hate-crimes protections in his home state.

September 24 2014 2:32 PM

Why this Southern California city should be on your radar for LGBT activism.

September 24 2014 6:00 AM Updated