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.

In the 1960s and '70s, even as other nations elected women leaders, many Americans thought a woman running for president was a laughing matter.

June 09 2016 9:53 PM

Shortly after Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee, President Obama has endorsed her. 

June 09 2016 2:12 PM

Women have been elected to top offices in countries around the world, and now the United States is finally catching up, the comedian points out.

June 08 2016 6:34 PM

The senator from Vermont declared, "I am pretty good in arithmetic and I know that the fight in front of us is a very, very steep fight."

June 08 2016 9:23 AM

The legal rock stars who helped secure the freedom to marry aren't so sure the same strategy works for "religious liberty."

June 08 2016 6:16 AM

That one word in a speech to a crowd of mostly white supporters in Westchester, N.Y., by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, lit up Twitter: "our." 

June 08 2016 12:43 AM

A gala to benefit Shakespeare in the Park reunited the actress of many faces with her Mama Mia costar Christine Baranski, who played Hillary Clinton.

June 07 2016 11:28 PM