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.

Under Nevada law, Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock is a terrorist, but the White House won't call him that.

October 02 2017 4:07 PM

The Education Secretary faced a mostly silent protest when she tried to push "school choice" at Harvard.

September 30 2017 8:59 PM

The first openly gay nominee for a Trump Administration post has a history of nasty tweets about women.

September 30 2017 7:16 PM

The Arizona congresswoman, seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, was the first openly bisexual House member and would be the first out bi senator.

September 30 2017 3:04 AM

Trump's health secretary leaves in disgrace, following reports he used hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds for charter flights.

September 29 2017 5:22 PM

The former first lady is finally opening up about the 2016 election, inspired by the process of writing her new book. 

September 29 2017 2:16 PM