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.

Pro-LGBT Democrat Roy Cooper faces resistance from legislators before he is even sworn in.

December 15 2016 4:01 PM Updated

Trump has pledged to “take care” of Pat McCrory, a source tells The Charlotte Observer. 

December 15 2016 10:23 AM

Democrats and Republicans come together to take on cyberattacks, and Loretta Lynch speaks her mind.

December 15 2016 6:22 AM

This week in The Resistance: Russia, Russia, and Russia. 

December 15 2016 5:41 AM

"Progress is precarious," wisely said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

December 15 2016 5:33 AM

It hasn't even begun and his presidency is already a disaster. But that doesn't mean your life needs to be too.

December 15 2016 5:01 AM

The state's attorney general had objected to the order, which protected state employees and contractors from anti-LGBT discrimination.

December 14 2016 5:27 PM Updated