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.

Americans can't let Trump get away with setting a low bar for civil rights.

September 27 2016 1:06 AM

Donald Trump says he has the better temperament of the two, that not paying taxes is "smart," and that Rosie O'Donnell deserved his insults. 

September 27 2016 12:47 AM

The presidential candidate continued his assault on the lesbian mother and philanthropist.

September 26 2016 11:44 PM Updated

Vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine laid flowers at a memorial surrounding the Orlando, Fla. club, alongside former Rep. Gabby Giffords as well as her husband astronaut Mark Kelly and Sen. Bill Nelson.

September 26 2016 10:27 PM

No TV? No problem. 

September 26 2016 6:28 PM

Will Trump make sexist comments during tonight's debate? History shows he's not above it.

September 26 2016 6:16 PM