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.

The artists, who have both spoken out against Trump, join several others who've nixed performing for him.

January 10 2017 5:37 PM

Donald Trump's nominee for Attorney General promised to uphold laws protecting the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and claimed he supported African-Americans.

January 10 2017 5:06 PM

Demonstrators — at least two wearing imitation Ku Klux Klan robes — repeatedly shouted at both Sen. Jeff Sessions and the senators holding his confirmation hearing for U.S. Attorney General.

January 10 2017 4:27 PM

The right-wing Alabama senator is being challenged on his civil rights record.

January 10 2017 1:02 PM

The murder of Matthew Shepard shocked the nation — but it took 11 years after the crime to pass an LGBT-inclusive federal hate-crimes law.

January 10 2017 5:58 AM

The moderate Maine senator is loudly endorsing noted homophobe and alleged racist Jeff Sessions for attorney general.

January 09 2017 5:19 PM

The former Democratic presidential nominee and the former president wowed the sold-out crowd at the Broadway show based on the film starring Oprah Winfrey Sunday.

January 09 2017 4:41 PM
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