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 moderate Maine senator is loudly endorsing noted homophobe and alleged racist Jeff Sessions for attorney general.

January 09 2017 5:19 PM

The former Democratic presidential nominee and the former president wowed the sold-out crowd at the Broadway show based on the film starring Oprah Winfrey Sunday.

January 09 2017 4:41 PM

You'd think a man deemed too racist for a judgeship position 30 years ago would be too extreme to be confirmed as the nation's top cop. But you'd think wrong.

January 09 2017 4:27 PM

John Kerry issued an apology after the Human Rights Campaign lobbied the secretary of State.

January 09 2017 2:47 PM

The Golden State will no longer fund travel to states that support discrimination.

January 07 2017 3:26 PM