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.

Plus they're getting confirmed with record speed, says a new report from Lambda Legal.

December 21 2017 4:38 PM

The GOP politician posted — then deleted — an Advocate interview with his opponent's queer child on Facebook, which stirred outrage among his supporters.

December 21 2017 3:52 PM

Wahls, the son of two lesbians, will seek a spot in Iowa's Senate.

December 21 2017 2:42 PM

Statues of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest, and a Ku Klux Klan leader were hastily removed.

December 21 2017 1:43 PM

There were many to choose from, but Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov gets the title of Phobie of the Year.

December 21 2017 10:56 AM

Politicians and religious leaders have tried to erase LGBT people for centuries. We're not going away, writes the Task Force's Megan Maury.

December 21 2017 5:51 AM

Hollywood and congressional power players make headlines for harassment, but the problem is also rooted at places like Ford. 

December 20 2017 9:06 PM