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.

Clinton’s experience and enduring influence could make her a powerful thorn in the side for Trump.

January 12 2017 6:01 AM

Such a move would be disastrous for low-income women and girls — and men too, says West Hollywood City Council member Lindsey Horvath.

January 12 2017 5:34 AM

The New Jersey senator offered a scathing critique of his colleague, who is nominated for U.S. attorney general.

January 11 2017 10:19 PM

Holding signs portraying Donald Trump as Hitler and denouncing fascism, the dozen or so demonstrators stood outside the Fifth Avenue tower the president-elect calls home and made their voices heard.

January 11 2017 7:24 PM

Trump's nominee for secretary of State declines to criticize the nation, which has a poor record concerning LGBT people, women, and many others.

January 11 2017 7:18 PM

Barack Obama cried at his farewell address and throughout his presidency. It is a sign of his greatness, not his weakness.

January 11 2017 5:41 PM