Politics

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.

Trump's so-called "America First" budget would move $54 billion from federal programs over to defense spending.

March 16 2017 2:51 PM

About 50 athletes have signed on to Athlete Ally's letter condemning the state's "bathroom bill," including (from left) Gus Kenworthy, Brittney Griner, and Aydian Dowling.

March 16 2017 8:00 AM

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus recently honored Emmy-winning comedian Kathy Griffin at the 11th annual Crescendo Gala. She returns the favor by highlighting their Lavender Pen tour of the South. 

March 16 2017 6:19 AM

The political career of Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey looks to be over as police recommend three prostitution-related charges against him, including soliciting sex with a minor.

March 15 2017 8:10 PM

A federal judge in Hawaii today blocked enforcement of the ban nationwide.

March 15 2017 7:47 PM Updated

The iconic actor and activist talks about the parallels between Japanese-American internment and the struggle for LGBT rights in an exclusive preview of the exhibition "New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei." 

March 15 2017 7:12 AM

Rachel Maddow got her hands on the president's 2005 federal tax return, showing he paid $38 million in income taxes — partly due to an "alternative minimum tax," which he hopes to abolish.

March 14 2017 10:51 PM
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