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.

Special education teacher Phillipe Cunningham overcame huge odds to beat a long-serving incumbent. He joins Andrea Jenkins as the second trans person of color on Minneapolis's council.

November 08 2017 5:47 PM

The first openly transgender person to elected to the Virginia legislature, and one of the first in the nation, has some meaningful words.

November 08 2017 4:48 PM

The first-time candidate, spurred to run by John Carman's sexist meme, handily won the freeholder seat he held. 

November 08 2017 4:26 PM

Transgender people — and their allies — who support and fund trans candidates yield results, write two co-chairs of the Breakthrough political action committee.

November 08 2017 2:58 PM

The California desert city is run by LGBT people.

November 08 2017 1:58 PM