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.

In a speech at the Democratic National Convention, Jason Collins praised Clinton, who he met with privately before his groundbreaking announcement.

July 26 2016 10:07 AM

The senator from Vermont gave a rousing speech and a full-throated endorsement of Hillary Clinton, but left many of his supporters in tears as he expressed his regret that he was not the nominee.

July 26 2016 9:49 AM

The (not so) complicated psychology of Donald Trump supporters.

July 26 2016 5:02 AM

Sen. Cory Booker (pictured) and First Lady Michelle Obama were the stars of the night, but Sen. Bernie Sanders also offered strong support to his former rival.

July 26 2016 1:21 AM Updated

The first lady's fans hope her speech at the Democratic convention will signal a continued high-profile role for her.

July 25 2016 6:16 PM

Nate Silver and Michael Moore have some dire warnings for those who think Americans are too smart to elect an “idiot.”

July 25 2016 5:18 PM

Female stars talk about the need for female leadership in American politics.

July 25 2016 3:52 PM