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 vice president made the ears of reporters perk up with his announcement.

December 06 2016 10:08 AM

With a long history of fighting discrimination from all sides, this close community is well-prepared for whatever the president-elect might bring.

December 06 2016 6:34 AM

A group of people asking for equality is not a burden to anyone else.

December 06 2016 5:15 AM

The neurosurgeon who claimed he would not be taking a position in the Trump administration because he lacks experience has been nominated for a top role. 

December 05 2016 3:04 PM

Rep. Steve Russell said that the president-elect has offered "very good assurances" he will repeal Obama's executive orders for nondscrimination by federal contractors.

December 05 2016 1:26 PM

Nearly a month after the election, McCrory admits defeat and says he will assist Democrat Roy Cooper's transition into office.

December 05 2016 12:32 PM Updated

Former Navy SEAL Kristin Beck is applying for a civilian position in the Trump administration and, unlike many of us, has an optimistic take on our country's direction. 

December 05 2016 5:37 AM
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