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.

Former Navy SEAL Kristin Beck is applying for a civilian position in the Trump administration and, unlike many of us, has an optimistic take on our country's direction. 

December 05 2016 5:37 AM

Peter Theil, who funded a lawsuit Hulk Hogan brought against Gawker, dressed as him at a "Villains and Heroes" party. 

December 04 2016 9:06 PM

Trump is, once again, tweeting about his dislike of Alec Baldwin's impression of him.

December 04 2016 8:41 PM

Around 1,000 people will be compensated as part of the settlement.

December 03 2016 9:10 PM

The right-wing activist revealed how her Christian faith fuels her drive for public education reform. 

December 03 2016 4:56 PM

This week, artists send letters via Instagram to Ivanka Trump, and protesters burn flags in front of Trump Tower.

December 02 2016 7:48 PM

Trump incites protesters to burn flags after recommending that flag burners be stripped of their citizenship.

December 02 2016 7:36 PM