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.

Protestors gathered outside the Republican Congress gathering to give a "fantastic middle finger" to the new administration.

January 31 2017 3:08 PM

Trump had promised to overturn all of Obama's executive orders but is making an exception after pressure from LGBT activists.

January 31 2017 2:14 AM

Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Bernie Sanders joined a huge crowd of Democrats in protest of the president's refugee and travel bans.

January 30 2017 9:36 PM

Thiel serves as an adviser to the president. 

January 30 2017 6:37 PM

The director of the Immigrants Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, Lee Gelernt, says President Trump "has to comply with the Constitution," and says the government is not.

January 30 2017 4:32 PM

Trump may rescind Obama's nondiscrimination order covering federal contractors or issue an anti-LGBT one, but the press secretary won't confirm anything yet.

January 30 2017 4:03 PM