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.

Donald Trump's grand bargain with the right wing is now coming into focus.

January 04 2017 5:44 AM

The Human Rights Campaign is calling on the State Department to apologize for all the gays and lesbians it fired in the 1950s. 

January 03 2017 8:37 PM

Or Anthony Kennedy, sources say, as both LGBT-supportive jurists are in their 80s.

January 03 2017 5:47 PM

The way forward for LGBT policy under a Trump administration, a GOP Congress, and a conservative Supreme Court seems bleak at best. But we can hold some hard-fought ground if we take lessons from these successful strategies.

January 03 2017 12:36 PM

The president-elect proved again today that he doesn't stand by what he told us.

January 03 2017 12:00 PM

The election of a demagogue imperils many homegrown advancements in LGBT rights. It also degrades the global progress when the standard-bearer — America — is shown to be so vulnerable. 

January 03 2017 5:17 AM