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 election of a demagogue imperils many homegrown advancements in LGBT rights. It also degrades the global progress when the standard-bearer — America — is shown to be so vulnerable. 

January 03 2017 5:17 AM

Will 2017 be the year Trump finally releases his tax returns? 

December 31 2016 5:00 AM

The outgoing governor made one last move that helps protect HB 2 from repeal.

December 30 2016 10:23 PM

The choir is performing as part of Donald Trump's inauguration over the objection of some members.

December 30 2016 8:55 PM

This year had a lot of competition for worst person, but only one could win among losers.

December 30 2016 6:00 AM

John and others think it's "not cool" to be associated with conservatives, Palin writes on her blog.

December 29 2016 1:20 PM