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.

After many dubbing a male speaker on the opening night of the convention inappropriate, the senator has stepped down.

October 20 2017 5:54 PM

#MeToo gives those who have suffered harassment and abuse a way to share their stories.

October 20 2017 2:33 PM

Jose Andres, Elizabeth Falkner, and Carla Hall believe no other chef has the right to deny service to a same-sex couple.

October 20 2017 1:52 PM

People fleeing oppression should not be punished or made into scapegoats, writes Glenn Magpantay. It's time for Trump to give up on these discriminatory bans.

October 20 2017 5:33 AM

For this episode, Dana discusses Jeff Sessions's new "Religious Freedom" guidance, Trump's bad joke about hanging gays, and keeps it light with comedian and author of "Everything is Awful: And Other Observations" (due out 10/24), Matt Bellassai.

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Many in the extreme right media seem to think sexual harassment and assault were rare before the 1960s.

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Many Puerto Ricans are still forced to wait in long lines just to get water and electricity remains a rarity.

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