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.

One would allow adoption agencies to turn away prospective parents because of religious objections; the other targets transgender student athletes.

May 11 2017 3:31 PM

Out musician Susan Surftone operated in the boys' club of the FBI. She's no fan of James Comey but knows his Trump-chosen replacement will likely be beholden to his boss and not true justice.

May 11 2017 5:02 AM

Graduating students of Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, a historically-black university, turn their backs on their commencement speaker, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

May 10 2017 7:01 PM

A White House spokeswoman could not confirm if Trump is aware of the reports that gay and bisexual men are being detained and persecuted in Chechnya.

May 10 2017 4:14 PM

Murray, the city's first out gay mayor, has denied the allegations but says it's in the city's best interest if he doesn't run again.

May 10 2017 2:16 PM

Fifty current queer leaders tell us who their state's LGBT hero is. Who's yours?

May 10 2017 5:32 AM