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.

It's an empty gesture from the Republican nominee, who opposes marriage equality and has a proudly homophobic running mate.

October 31 2016 12:51 PM

At a Sunday event, Clinton outlined her plans to address LGBT homelessness, gun violence, and the spread of HIV.

October 31 2016 11:34 AM

In this first part of a series, we get acquainted with an aspiring member of Florida's conservative state House, a woman who hopes to represent the district that is home to the Pulse nightclub.

October 31 2016 6:11 AM

He also predicts the letter from the FBI director won't hurt Hillary Clinton's chance of being elected president.

October 30 2016 7:37 PM

The three up for retention this year are in a different environment than those voted out in 2010, a year after the state's marriage equality ruling.

October 30 2016 3:19 PM

The Human Rights Campaign initially kept their endorsement for Mark Kirk after the Illinois senator insulted his opponent's heritage. That changed this weekend.

October 29 2016 6:10 PM Updated