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.

She's the first transgender person elected to a major city's governing body and the first trans person of color elected to any office in the U.S.

November 07 2017 9:25 PM Updated

Democrats also won the races for lieutenant governor and attorney general.

November 07 2017 9:00 PM Updated

She's the first out transgender person elected to the Virginia legislature, and she defeated "Bigot Bob" Marshall.

November 07 2017 8:22 PM

It's been about a year since the election. Here are five self-care tips for the rest of this God-forsaken nightmare.

November 07 2017 6:58 PM

Davis, who went to jail in her fight against marriage equality, isn't going away.

November 07 2017 5:21 PM

Her company dismissed her for posting a photo of her giving Trump the bird.

November 07 2017 4:18 PM

Flanagan was a former Vermont state auditor and state senator.

November 07 2017 2:35 PM