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 Southern Poverty Law Center is standing by its designation of the Alliance Defending Freedom and Liberty Counsel as "hate groups." 

4:52 PM

Let's play a little game about who has a better chance of blowing up the world.

5:09 AM

Jeff Sessions's closed-door speech to the Alliance Defending Freedom, now published on a conservative site, promises guidance that many fear will allow discrimination.

July 16 2017 4:28 AM

King likens trans military members to castrated slaves, while Gohmert says they're a recruiting tool for terrorists.

July 15 2017 5:26 PM

Using an elf-shaped cookie to stand in for Sessions, Colbert speculates hilariously on what the attorney general might have said.

July 15 2017 3:02 PM

Desiree Fairooz will now face a retrial for her conduct during Jeff Sessions's confirmation hearing for attorney general. 

July 14 2017 7:57 PM

Despite Trump's already abysmal LGBT record, Jenner thinks he deserves more time. 

July 14 2017 4:37 PM