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.

Pride House International urges anyone at the Olympics in Russia to hold hands with a person of the same sex whenever possible.

August 16 2013 4:11 PM

Exactly what that means regarding the so-called gay propaganda law, though, remains to be seen.

August 16 2013 1:23 PM

Nikolai Alexeyev responded to a government investigation charging that he insulted two Russian lawmakers on Twitter over their support of Russia's anti-LGBT laws.

August 15 2013 2:59 PM

The out authors and activists railed against Russia's anti-LGBT laws on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes.

August 15 2013 1:23 PM