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 president-elect used the tragedy to warn of the threat of foreign-born terrorists. Omar Mateen was a homegrown menace.

December 20 2016 1:24 PM

"Safe space" is a funny term to many Trump supporters, but they don't realize it's necessary when your country turns its back on you.

December 20 2016 5:32 AM

There were too many moments that made our heads spin this year. Here's a special few.

December 20 2016 5:02 AM

Hours before the Electoral College vote, self-identifying "not straight" protesters demonstrated at Trump Tower.

8:18 PM

More than 270 of the 538 electors voted for Donald Trump, as attempts to sway them to switch their vote fizzled out. 

7:37 PM

50 Bills 50 States has a lofty goal — and an uphill battle considering the incoming administration. 

5:36 PM

Eric Fanning, the first openly gay man to head the Army, will be replaced by a wealthy businessman.

4:43 PM