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.

“I don’t want the suicide of a single Texan on my hands,” House Speaker Joe Straus said in opposing a so-called bathroom bill.

July 06 2017 3:53 PM

Northern Ireland is the only part of the U.K. that has yet to legalize same-sex marriage.  

July 05 2017 7:05 PM

Christie is a man of the people.

July 05 2017 5:22 PM

We are fighting for our lives. And that is not hyperbole.

July 05 2017 5:31 AM

The rally was held in lieu of the originally planned “Deploraball Pre-4th of July Picnic."

July 02 2017 7:03 PM

Donald Trump never acknowledged Pride month and Harris affirmed her commitment to LGBT rights.

July 02 2017 4:48 PM

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