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 Barney Frank 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.

But Mississippi fails to elect an LGBT candidate to statewide office, and a supporter of Kim Davis wins the governor's race in Kentucky.

November 04 2015 4:21 AM

Anti-trans scare tactics appeared to have worked in the nation's fourth-largest city.

November 03 2015 10:53 PM

It's certainly not George, Laura, or Barbara.

November 03 2015 3:27 PM

Today's vote on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance is not merely about bathrooms. And what better way to explain why the nondiscrimination order matters than through know-it-all cats? 

November 03 2015 2:39 PM

Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin (pictured above, left) loves Kim Davis, hates Medicaid expansion and is against abortion.

November 03 2015 8:49 AM

DeAnne Cuellar of Equality Texas on the fight for HERO.

November 03 2015 5:45 AM

The new head of the nonprofit that works to elect LGBT candidates talks about her priorities for 2016 and why she doesn't give a fig about Paul Ryan.

November 03 2015 4:00 AM

Carson should make clear that the supportive policies he apparently endorsed as a board member at Costco and Kellogg won't translate to public policy, says Perkins.

November 02 2015 4:35 PM