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.

New estimates to "build that wall" along the United States border with Mexico now equal what Google earns in three months, or the equivalent net value of the entire Harry Potter empire. 

February 10 2017 10:47 PM

Teachers, union reps and parents turned away the billionaire in her first attempt to visit a Washington, D.C. public school Friday, but she eventually found a way around demonstrators. 

February 10 2017 10:22 PM

As thousands more of his angry constituents demonstrated outside, the congressman who proposes eliminating the Department of Education was shouted down for his support of President Trump.

February 10 2017 6:40 PM

A rally is being held on Saturday to remember the historic Los Angeles protest against police harassment and homophobia 50 years ago at The Black Cat Tavern. The moment pre-dates Stonewall by two years and led to founding The Advocate — the official newsletter of the movement it sparked.

February 10 2017 6:31 PM

Similar legislation has failed before, but right-wing lawmakers are trying again.

February 10 2017 4:56 PM

The pop diva is set to perform the new single that attacks apathy and the Trump administration at the Grammy Awards this Sunday. 

February 10 2017 3:49 PM