Politics

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.

Religious conservatives such as (from left) Tony Perkins, Kristen Waggoner, and Mat Staver are praising new Health and Human Services moves.

January 19 2018 4:23 PM

It's incredible that Carl Higbie was even hired to help run AmeriCorps, the volunteer program established by President Clinton.

January 19 2018 2:33 PM

Health care workers will have a license to discriminate against LGBT people or others who offend their religious sensibilities.

January 18 2018 2:12 PM

Democrat Patty Schachtner won a state Senate seat in a heavily Republican Wisconsin district Tuesday night. 

January 17 2018 7:19 PM

The president promised to "ensure that all Americans live in a country where they feel safe and where their opportunities are limitless."

January 17 2018 3:53 PM

It would create a powerful new entity that would shield those who object to gender transition procedures or other types of care.

January 17 2018 3:42 PM

One trans woman to another: Your bid for the U.S. Senate is doomed to fail, even if you win.

January 17 2018 4:27 AM
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