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.

Plenty of LGBT progress has been made over the years, but health care is one area that still hits many of us hard.

January 13 2015 5:00 AM

Didn’t we end racism when Barack Obama was elected? No? (Tyler Curry takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the state of race inequality.)

January 13 2015 4:55 AM

Chris Seelbach wants LGBT youth know that they're all exactly who they're meant to be — and he wants more adults to say the same.

January 12 2015 6:02 PM

Bucking some of his own party's loudest critics, the U.K.'s Conservative Party prime minister is unflinching and unapologetic about his support for LGBT equality.

January 10 2015 6:09 PM

While two city council members voted to continue supporting LGBT employees and their partners, they were overruled by five others in a closed-door session. Now, can the mayor veto it?

January 10 2015 12:50 PM

As Silverton, Ore., mayor Stu Rasmussen quietly left office this week, the politician said being elected as an out trans person is thankfully not the showstopper it used to be.

January 10 2015 4:15 AM

Is it possible for the last Senate Democrat to flip his stance on marriage equality?

January 09 2015 4:00 PM