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 protesters object to a police commission ruling that an officer did not violate department policy in the fatal shooting of a woman last year.

August 09 2016 9:54 PM

Endorsing Donald Trump, battling over control of the organization she created, alienating her family members — this is how staunch homophobe Phyllis Schlafly is spending her golden years.

August 09 2016 3:43 PM

Seddique Mateen was seated in the crowd directly behind the Democratic presidential candidate during a campaign stop in Kissimmee, Fla. 

August 09 2016 1:33 PM Updated

Full Frontal correspondent Ashley Nicole Black meets her crush, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, after a very tough assignment. 

August 09 2016 11:21 AM

Tweets from the Human Rights Campaign's Sarah McBride in reaction to the star's recent comments about race made headlines. McBride expands on why she touched a nerve.

August 09 2016 7:05 AM