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.

Putin will create a group to investigate the claims, which he refers to as "well-known information, or rumors" about men "with a nontraditional sexual orientation."

May 05 2017 4:45 PM

Tennessee's governor signs a bill requiring the "natural" definition of terms regarding marriage and gender, while Alabama says it's OK for adoption agencies to discriminate.

May 05 2017 2:56 PM

Red State fighters like Ray Hill had a greater impact than many know.

May 05 2017 6:09 AM

Even though explicit anti-LGBT language was not in the final order, other provisions could enable discrimination, activists say.

May 04 2017 6:39 PM

An amendment to the Republican health care bill disproportionately screws women. 

May 04 2017 6:13 PM

The legislation — which still needs to pass the Senate — would reportedly have devastating consequences for millions, including LGBT people.

May 04 2017 3:05 PM

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ―Margaret Mead

May 04 2017 1:54 PM