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.

For The Advocate's 50th anniversary, West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman honors Tammy Baldwin, the first openly LGBT person to serve in the United States Senate.

December 11 2017 6:28 AM

Prominent civil rights leaders refused to go to the museum's opening if President Trump was going.

December 10 2017 2:46 PM

The president wouldn't go to Alabama but held a Roy Moore rally just across the border in Florida.

December 09 2017 9:57 AM

“The stars aligned, and the timing was perfect,” says Parker, Houston's former mayor, of the job offer.

December 08 2017 7:50 PM

Atkins will become president pro tem in 2018, making her the first woman — and first out woman — to run the largest state Senate in the nation.

December 08 2017 7:06 PM

A C-Fam email imposes a swastika on a rainbow flag in asking for support of its fight against "homosexual fascists" through the United Nations.

December 08 2017 3:52 PM

The shocking comment, from a September campaign rally, is getting new attention now on Twitter.

December 08 2017 2:00 PM