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.

Roy Cooper, who opposed the anti-LGBT bill Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law, is now leading by 7,500 votes.

November 18 2016 5:56 PM

Let us help you keep tabs on what's happening in the movement to resist Trump's agenda.

November 18 2016 5:26 PM

After a shocking upset, everyday citizens and public officials are mounting a defense against Trump's bigoted plans for America. 

November 18 2016 4:37 PM

Sessions voted against expanding hate-crimes law to cover anti-LGBT attacks, opposes marriage equality, and wants to sanction discrimination in the name of "religious freedom."

November 18 2016 3:36 PM

Chuck Redding, a 75-year-old man, who wraps Christmas presents during the holidays, is unable to return to work after his hand was badly injured.

November 18 2016 10:14 AM

We're experiencing Transgender Week of Awareness in the age of Trump.

November 18 2016 6:01 AM