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.

The "religious freedom" order means federal agencies and contractors could turn away LGBT people and others without repercussions.

October 06 2017 2:41 PM Updated

After decades, Utah teachers and students can discuss LGBT issues in school thanks to a settlement finally reached.

October 06 2017 2:14 PM

Danica Roem made history by becoming the first out trans person to win a legislative primary in the state; now she's closer than ever to winning a seat in Virginia's legislature.

October 05 2017 4:52 PM

Thursday is the last day for eligible recipients under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to renew their status. Protesters in Los Angeles pleaded with the government to keep DACA alive.

October 05 2017 3:57 PM

The administration says legal challenges to the ban are "premature" because, it claims, trans service members haven't been harmed by it yet.

October 05 2017 2:41 PM

Some wingnuts are pushing the idea that the gunman was with ISIS or wanted to kill Trump supporters, or that the massacre was part of a shadowy plot.

October 05 2017 1:27 PM