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.

The staff of House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer relied on the Force to produce this video showing how the Republican leadership stopped a Democratic amendment to protect LGBT workers. 

May 20 2016 12:28 PM Updated

The House of Cards star, famous for his impressions of Johnny Carson, Jack Lemon among others, took on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

May 20 2016 11:46 AM

"I find almost everything that Mr. Trump says objectionable," she said. "But he has my full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there." 

May 20 2016 9:43 AM

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts didn't think there was anything radical about the trans-inclusive public accommodations ordinance her city passed in February. Republican leaders disagreed.

May 20 2016 6:03 AM

After seven GOP congressmen changed their vote, an amendment to a defense bill that would have prohibited discrimination against LGBT people failed to pass. 

May 19 2016 5:02 PM

With "don't ask, don't tell" far behind us, Eric Fanning was officially sworn in as Army Secretary on Wednesday, becoming the first out leader of any military branch.

May 19 2016 2:55 PM