In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.

A female colleague said Carlos Guillermo Smith lashed out at her with "blatant aggression" at a Democratic Party function.

February 12 2019 9:18 AM

The legislator, Lynn Hutchings, told visiting students that having sex with children and dogs could be considered a sexual orientation.

February 11 2019 2:57 PM

Diaz, long known for his homophobia, said the City Council is "controlled by the homosexual community."

February 10 2019 8:54 PM

Democrats in West Virginia have called for Eric Porterfield's resignation after his anti-LGBTQ remarks, including saying 'fa--ot' in committee. 

February 10 2019 12:36 PM

The Democrat and longtime champion of LGBTQ people has officially announced her 2020 presidential campaign.

February 09 2019 3:15 PM Updated

At the 2019 Makers Conference, a global gathering regarding female equality, the 2016 presidential nominee praised the wave of women elected to Congress.

February 07 2019 7:41 PM

The legislation would circumvent Trump's ban on transgender service members, which SCOTUS allowed to go into effect.

February 07 2019 2:56 PM