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 symbolic silence of our "president" stands as one of the rare times he hasn't lied to the American public.

July 01 2017 5:03 PM

Bethany Kozma spearheaded a campaign to oppose Obama's protections for trans students. 

June 30 2017 4:06 PM

London Pride is apologizing for a poster campaign that proclaimed "Being homophobic is sooo gay." Still, it might have hit a larger point.

June 30 2017 2:59 PM

In a unanimous ruling, the high court decided it is unclear whether same-sex marriages are guaranteed the same rights as other marriages.

June 30 2017 12:46 PM Updated

History will remember this vote and that Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against marriage equality.

June 30 2017 11:48 AM

Advocate contributor Matt Baume discusses whether Donald Trump is truly a friend to the LGBT community.

June 30 2017 5:52 AM

That's one of several objections raised by GOP House members who want to reinstate the ban on trans troops.

June 29 2017 5:48 PM