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.

Immigration advocates have sued the federal government to obtain records on Juan Manuel Montes, who is the first known DREAMer under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to be deported under the Trump administration.

April 19 2017 3:02 PM

Karen Handel, who will face Democrat Jon Ossoff in a June 20 runoff, sought to downplay her anti-LGBT positions in this race.

April 19 2017 2:05 PM

The Beauty and the Beast star first talked about his sexuality with The Advocate 15 years ago.

April 19 2017 11:03 AM

Nikki Haley finally addressed the gay murders and torture in Chechnya, and while the U.N. ambassador's statement is more than we got from Trump or Tillerson, it feels too little, too late.

April 19 2017 5:39 AM

The Democrat narrowly missed the majority needed to avoid a runoff but got far more votes than any rival.

April 19 2017 1:38 AM

A group is hoping to start a "rainbow railroad" from Chechnya to Canada. 

April 18 2017 4:32 PM