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.

Barack Obama gives a touching speech after he receives the award at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.  

May 08 2017 6:24 PM

The case brought by Winston Godwin and Greg DaRoche led the Bermuda Supreme Court to rule for marriage equality.

May 08 2017 5:45 PM

Mel Wymore, the first out trans candidate for New York City Council, touts "the power of local elections."

May 08 2017 5:01 AM

As France's citizens cast their final votes tomorrow for their new president, one Francophone explains what the rise in populism —in the U.S. and abroad — means for LGBT people.

May 06 2017 10:00 AM

Some say it's just dandy, while others consider it next to nothing.

May 06 2017 7:06 AM

Desiree Fairooz was forcibly removed and arrested after laughing during Jeff Sessions's Senate confirmation hearing. 

May 05 2017 5:07 PM