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.

Long before the White House was basked in rainbow colors in 2015 to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage, the President called himself a "fierce advocate" for our rights.

January 05 2017 6:00 AM

Leading up to the inauguration, there's drama involving "Strange Fruit," the Rockettes, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

January 05 2017 5:36 AM

These protestors are not going to make the inauguration easy on Trump.

January 04 2017 7:05 PM

The former U.S. attorney general will help the state resist the incoming president's regressive policies.

January 04 2017 4:14 PM

Meanwhile, the state’s Republican governor and House speaker condemn “license to discriminate” legislation and “bathroom bills" like those pushed by Rep. Rick Nelson.

January 04 2017 3:14 PM

The nation's top legal minds, citing the Republican senator's poor record on civil rights, say he is an "unacceptable" option for attorney general.

January 04 2017 2:36 PM