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.

Leo Varadkar was elected leader of the nation's governing party, and as such he will become prime minister.

June 02 2017 3:57 PM

Ivanka Trump showed support for LGBT people with the least amount of effort and it was not well-received.

June 02 2017 3:18 PM

For each of the last eight years, President Obama proclaimed June as LGBT Pride Month. His successor can't be bothered. 

June 02 2017 4:47 AM

No rainbow hashtag can fix what the Trump administration is doing.

June 02 2017 3:22 AM

 Micah Fletcher says not enough care or support has been given to the two Muslim women who were harassed in Portland. 

June 01 2017 6:23 PM

One would make it easier to change the gender marker on birth certificates; the other would outlaw the use of anti-LGBT "panic" as defense against a murder charge.

June 01 2017 4:06 PM

President Trump apparently isn't issuing one, and there's no Pride reception at the White House, either.

June 01 2017 3:26 PM