Politics: August 2011

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Thank God We Didn't Elect John McCain

Filed by Bil Browning | August 31, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Everyone should be glad we didn't elect John McCain! He thought he'd be dead by now (and we'd have President Palin). Maybe that's what she was thinking too... Read More


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Senator Maria Cantwell Supports Marriage Equality in Washington State

Filed by Joe Mirabella | August 31, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

I asked Senator Cantwell in front of 40 or so attendees, if marriage for gays and lesbians was on the ballot in 2012, would she publicly support marriage for gays and lesbians. She quickly responded, "Yes."Read More


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Penn State Students Protest Santorum

Filed by Bil Browning | August 31, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

While the rightwing nutjob was speaking to a college Republican group, the LGBT campus organization protested outside - and were unexpectedly joined by other campus student groups.Read More


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Prosecutor Disrespects Lt. Choi, Undermining Her Own Case

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 31, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Prosecutor Angela George severely undermined her own case in yesterday's questioning.Read More


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Is Labor Ditching the Democrats?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Shortly after news broke that several unions - including the Teamsters - may sit out the 2012 Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina comes news that the AFL-CIO will not be supporting the Democratic Party as heavily in the next election cycle.Read More


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Survivor Winner to Run for Indiana Governor?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Survivor winner Rupert Boneham has announced he is forming an exploratory committee to consider running as a Libertarian candidate for Indiana governor.Read More


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The Trial of Lt. Choi And Shuttlesworth v. Birmingham

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 30, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Who was the Reverend Fred Lee Shuttlesworth, and why is this an important comparison?Read More


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Counting on Being Counted

Filed by Dan O'Neill | August 29, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

This final challenge of collecting data on our lives may be one the most important battles we face to improving the health of LGBT people and bring us out of obscurity. Read More


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Senator Resigns After Grindr Photos Surfaced

Filed by Viktor Kerney | August 29, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

After explicit photos of Puerto Rican state senator Roberto Arango were released last Friday, he quickly resigned on Sunday.Read More


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Washington State Legislators May Push Marriage Equality

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 29, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Washington state legislature may look toward a marriage equality fight this year. Their efforts would join a number of other states also looking toward the marriage battle in the coming months. Read More


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Hayes & Greenwald Talk About Dick Cheney's New Book

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 29, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is releasing his memoir - In My Time - just before the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Here, Glenn Greenwald and Chris Hayes discuss whether the politician is a war criminal. Read More


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Nude Pics of Republican Politician Found on Grindr

Filed by Viktor Kerney | August 27, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sometimes I wonder if it's a requirement for a Republican politician to be God-fearing, corporate loving and closeted. It feels like every other month another one is caught with his pants down (literally).Read More


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There's a Difference Between Pipe Smoking and Sucking

Filed by Bil Browning | August 26, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Sent in by Projector Portia who says that since Santorum is still fishing for anecdotes, she thought she'd help him out.Read More


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CDC's HIV Testing Campaign Targets Black Gay Men

Filed by Kyle Bella | August 25, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Dr. Richard Wolitski, Deputy Director at the HIV/AIDS Research Prevention Division at the CDC, was interviewed for their new national campaign, Testing Makes Us Stronger, that is one of the first exclusively for black gay and bisexual men.Read More


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LA Redistricting Fights Will Be Expensive & Painful for LGBTs

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 25, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

The maps by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission redrawing boundaries for the state Assembly, Senate and Congressional Districts may have been finalized on Aug. 15, but the arguments over lines continues - legally, politically and increasingly, on a very personal level.Read More


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Queer & Trans Activists Proclaim: 'No Future in Capitalism' at Montreal Pride

Filed by R Conrad | August 25, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

The Pink Bloc speaks up against business as usual during Montreal's Pride ParadeRead More


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What The Exclusion of Presidential Candidate Fred Karger Means

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 24, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Republican party is homophobic, duh. Read More


The Real 'Dropout Economy'

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 24, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

We're living in a "Dropout Economy," and it's not the post-apocalyptic, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome fantasy that seems to fuel conservative dreams of a government-free utopia. This Dropout Economy comes at a huge cost in lost wages and lost revenue.Read More


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Q&A: Clarifying the 'Candidates' LGBT Stances' Chart

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 23, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

How can GOP hopeful Buddy Roemer support "full marriage" while opposing DOMA repeal? And is Obama really a "maybe" on marriage equality? Ned Flaherty from Marriage Equality USA clarifies some aspects of his LGBT stances chart.Read More


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Real Presidents Don't Read Novels?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

This year, Obama brought three books with him to Martha's Vineyard and then stopped by a local shop to pick up five more. So what's Obama reading?Read More


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Libya: What Now?

Filed by Sara Whitman | August 23, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

As far back as I can remember, Libya meant terrorism, death and an insane leader. It wasn't until I was older that I realized it also meant oil.Read More


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Indiana: Scandal Plagued Lawmaker Will Keep Seat

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2011 | 10:45 AM | comments

Indiana Speaker of the House Brian Bosma is now publicly calling on Phil Hinkle to resign, but the embattled legislator says he's staying until the end of his term but won't seek re-election.Read More


Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 22, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

VIDEO: Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) has been a champion of equality for years, but until now, he's never spoken out publicly on his position on marriage equality.Read More


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August's Best Church Sign

Filed by Bil Browning | August 22, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Who says God doesn't speak anymore?Read More


Moment of Silence for Trans Service Members on September 20

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 22, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

On the first day without the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the Transgender American Veterans Association has one request for all of those who will be celebrating.Read More


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Is 'Made in USA' a Jobs Program?

Filed by Don Davis | August 22, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

If government, at all levels, were buying more American we could create more American jobs. The way the rules stand today, 51% Made in USA is good enough - and that seems to leave a lot of room to do better.Read More


Ugandan 'Kill the Gays' Bill Is Back

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 21, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

The Ugandan parliament is set to pass the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, under the sponsorship of MP David Bahati. While inisting that the bill will not be heard until November 2011, sources in Uganda say that the bill could pass within two weeks.Read More


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US Immigration Says Gay Foreign Partner Will Not Be Deported

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 20, 2011 | 8:00 PM | comments

Great news from Stop The Deportations attorney Lavi Soloway about Palm Springs-based binational couple Venezuelan Alex Benshimol and Doug Gentry: Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has administratively closed deportation proceedings against Benshimol.Read More


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GOP Tweet of the Week

Filed by Bil Browning | August 20, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

How refreshing to find a Republican with a head on his shoulders. Needless to say, he won't win the nomination with extremist views like this!Read More


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Go To Hell, Receive $50,000

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 19, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

A San Francisco woman recently exorcised her demons by means of a cash settlement. Read More


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NOM's Social Media Aims for 100K Followers, Gets 883

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 19, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

At the beginning of the summer, the National Organization for Marriage announced a lofty goal of beefing up its social media support by attracting 100,000 new followers - and getting $1 from a "generous donor" for each one. They're not doing so hot. Read More


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New Immigration Policy to Limit Non-Criminal Deportations

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 19, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Updated immigration policy looks to limit the number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States from facing deportation. The move may have broad, positive consequences for young immigrants and bi-national same-sex couples. Read More


The Top 10 Most Democratic & Republican States

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 18, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

What states do you think are the most heavily Republican or Democratic? You might be surprised.Read More


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Christine O'Donnell Walks Off Interview Over Gay Questions

Filed by Bil Browning | August 18, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Christine "I'm not a witch!" O'Donnell walked off an interview with Piers Morgan last night when the host began asking her questions about her views on gay issues.Read More


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So Newt Gingrich Is 'Bold' and 'Knowledgeable'?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 17, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Right now, one big lie that Gingrich and other extremists are hammering into the 2012 Republican platform is that "American liberals (including gays) are all fascists." But European fascism had provable ultraconservative church underpinnings. Read More


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NOM 'Value Voters' Bus Tour in Iowa Pretty Pathetic

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 17, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Is it just me or does the crowd in the wide shot at the opening of this video make the tour look really, really pathetic? Nonetheless, the National Organization for Marriage's Brian Brown in a fundraising email touts the tour as "such a success last week!"Read More


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Maine Moves Forward with Marriage Ballot Initiative

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 17, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Today the Secretary of State in Maine approved the language for a proposed statute that would grant marriage equality in Maine. The statute will be placed on the ballot for the 2012 election if advocates can acquire 80,000 signatures of support.Read More


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Gay Husbands, Submissive Wives & Michele Bachmann, Pt. 1

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 17, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

How gay husbands undermine submissive wifeliness.Read More


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The LGBT Stances of Every Presidential Candidate

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 16, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Marriage Equality USA released this awesome graph today that showcases the LGBT stances of all of the 2012 presidential candidates. Read More


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A Christianist Plot for Domination?

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 16, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

There is absolutely nothing loving or truly Christian about people who utterly ignore the Gospel messages except when convenient for propaganda purposes.Read More


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The Corndog Jokes Can Continue

Filed by Bil Browning | August 16, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

First we had Rick Santorum eating a chocolate swirly, then came Michelle Bachmann gorging on a big corndog. With Grade A winners like that choking down comfort foods, you knew Rick Perry would have to make an appearance shoving something down his throat.Read More


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A Crash Course in Gay History

Filed by Bil Browning | August 15, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

After California passed the FAIR Education Act mandating that LGBT history be taught in schools, the religious right erupted into spasms of batshittery. Stephen Colbert teaches us everything we need to know about our tribe's past.Read More


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NYT: Darrell Issa Rakes in the Bucks While in Congress

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 15, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

According to a new, explosive report in The New York Times, anti-gay California Rep. Darrell Issa has been profiting immensely from his position in Congress. The Times reports that Issa has assets totaling as much as $725 million.Read More


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Oregon May Aim for 2012 Marriage Equality Ballot Measure

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 15, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

This weekend, representatives from Basic Rights Oregon announced their intention to start collecting signatures to request a 2012 election ballot initiative that they hope will win marriage equality in the state. But they won't be campaigning without opposition. Read More


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Political Pledges Left & Right

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 15, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

To combat conservative pledges to "protect marriage and family," some political progressives have developed new political pledges. I don't expect too many politicians to sign, but their goals are worth fighting for. Read More


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Bachmann Goes on Meet the Press

Filed by Bil Browning | August 15, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Watch as David Gregory pointedly asks Michelle Bachmann about her views on the LGBT community; he rips her to pieces as she tries to dodge and weave and avoid answering any of his questions.Read More


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Could More 'Made In USA' Mean More Jobs?

Filed by Don Davis | August 15, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

Government buys a whole lot of stuff. We could be buying more of it in the USA, and if we did, it could translate into more jobs in more places. Read More


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Michele Bachmann and the Iowa Corn Dog

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 14, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann eats a corn dog in Iowa before winning the straw poll.Read More


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'Doublespeak': Right-Wing Politics & Theocracy

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 14, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The very first thing that caught my eye as I entered the grounds of the Iowa Republican Party Presidential Straw Poll were three young children wearing round stickers announcing "GUNS SAVE LIVES" on their small tee-shirts.Read More


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Pawlenty Leaves the Circus

Filed by Bil Browning | August 14, 2011 | 10:45 AM | comments

Yesterday Rick Perry jumped in the GOP clown car, but apparently there is a limit to how many buffoons one of those contraptions can hold.Read More


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Rick Perry Joins the GOP Clown Car

Filed by Bil Browning | August 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Whattaya think, folks? Will he end up the nominee?Read More


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Caption This: Santorum Loves the Chocolate

Filed by Bil Browning | August 13, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

This photo might be a little old, but it's still worth a caption this post for our clever readers to mock.Read More


Surprise! Republican Candidates Oppose Marriage Equality

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 12, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last night, the politicians vying for the Republican presidential nomination participated in a debate in Ames, Iowa where, obviously, the marriage equality issue came up. All of the candidates voiced their opposition to marriage equality. Read More


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MassResistence: Mitt Romney Is Really Pro-Gay Rights

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 12, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I get the feeling those Religious Right Christians just can't stand Mormon Mitt Romney.Read More


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Economy of Desperation: The 'Sugar Daddy' Solution

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 12, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

In the new economy, we may all need a "sugar daddy."Read More


Rick Santorum: Gay Champion?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

How in the fuck can dipshit politician Rick Santorum - best known for his attacks on LGBT people - condemn the Iranian government for their treatment of gays and lesbians when, if given his druthers, he'd treat us the same way?Read More


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Indiana Anti-Gay Lawmaker Offers Teen Boy $80 for Sex

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

When I keep telling readers the Indiana's largest problem with their lack of LGBT right legislation is the large percentage of conservatives who are hiding their own sexual peccadilloes by using our community as a scapegoat for their own religious shame, I know what I'm talking about.Read More


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Who's Sorry Now?

Filed by Kate Clinton | August 11, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

All over the world, people are rising up, risking their lives, fighting back. What's your plan to give the right-wing Christo-fascists something to cry about? What's your plan to kick some sorry ass?Read More


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Cornography: Colbert Debuts Second Iowa Ad

Filed by Bil Browning | August 11, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

In an e-mail to supporters of Stephen Colbert's SuperPAC, the comedian announced he'll be airing a second television ad touting his fake candidate, "Rick Parry," starting tonight.Read More


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New Balance Backs Away from Romney Donation

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 11, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

According to the Restore Our Future PAC filing with the Federal Election Commission, James Davis, CEO of New Balance Athletic Shoes contributed $500,000 to the pro-Romney SuperPAC.Read More


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White House Announces Interim LGBT Liaison

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 10, 2011 | 7:15 PM | comments

The White House announced today that Raul Alvillar will serve as the Obama administration's interim LGBT liaison. Read More


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GOProud Names Ann Coulter 'Gay Icon.' What the Hell?

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 09, 2011 | 11:45 AM | comments

The gay Republican org has named Ann Coulter as the "Honorary Chair and Gay Icon" of their Advisory Council. She's anti-marriage equality, anti-ENDA, anti-DADT repeal, anti-LGBT-inclusive hate crimes legislation, and a believer in "ex-gay" therapy.Read More


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Translating the Anoka-Hennepin 'GLBT Issues' Website

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 09, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Anoka-Hennepin School District created a website on GLBT issues, and it would be hilarious if it weren't so sad. Read More


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Prague's First Pride, Despite Homophobic President

Filed by Jos Truitt | August 08, 2011 | 7:30 PM | comments

Prague will host its first Pride festival this week. Pride organizers are trying to focus on the event as a celebration instead of a political rally. But someone forgot to tell Czech President Vaclav Klaus this Pride isn't political. Read More


Gov. Brown Tells CNN He's 'Alarmed' by State of US

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 08, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Gov. Jerry Brown calls on President Obama to be stronger and to stand up to Congress in the future. Read More


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Bachmann Goes To Anti-Gay Church

Filed by Jos Truitt | August 08, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Is there a media double standard on Michele Bachmann's anti-gay church?Read More


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Incarcerated Trans Prisoners Entitled To Medical Care

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 08, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Lambda Legal and the ACLU win a second round in the fight to declare a Wisconsin law specifically denying health care to trans inmates unconstitutionalRead More


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Obama: What Is the Alternative?

Filed by Sara Whitman | August 08, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

There is a beautifully written piece in The New York Times, "What Happened to Obama?" I don't disagree with a single line of it. But my question is this: What is the alternative? Read More


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Fred Karger Wants in on Fox News' Presidential Debate

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 07, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Fox News is hosting a debate next week for the GOP presidential nomination hopefuls - everyone who meets their rules gets to participate if they would like....except for Fred Karger, the openly gay Republican candidate. Read More


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TSA's Mistreatment of Trans Employee Leads to Sensitivity Training

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 07, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

A lawsuit by a transgender employee of the Transportation Security Administration resulted in sensitivity training for LAX managers. Read More


Obama Bans Human Rights Violators from U.S. Entry

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 06, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Obama has announced that individuals who have participated in war crimes or other serious human rights abuses, including those against LGBT people, would not be allowed entry into the U.S. But is this just a "false peace" public relations move? Read More


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NOM & Gingrich Love Astroturf Social Media Support

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 05, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The National Organization for Marriage and Newt Gingrich have been accused of Fakebooking and faux-Twittering their way to viral support. I thought we already had our fill of mistaken identities for the summer?Read More


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NOM Issues Anti-Gay Pledge for GOP Candidates

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Not to be outdone by their Iowan religious right nut job allies, NOM has put out its own anti-gay pledge they want Republican presidential candidates to sign. Michelle Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum all dived for their pens.Read More


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A Republic, If We Can Keep it

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 05, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Last night, as I lamented the state of America’s governance, my husband referenced his Polish immigrant heritage and recalled the story of how political maneuvering hastened the collapse of Polish republic. The first Polish republic, that is.Read More


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Could Olbermann Primary Obama?

Filed by Don Davis | August 05, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

The "Draft Olbermann in 2012" campaign headquarters is now officially open. Read More


One-Year Anniversary of Prop 8 Ruling

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 04, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

One year ago today, Judge Walker ruled that Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that took away the right of same-sex couples to marry, was unconstitutional. Read More


National Motor Vehicle Admin Group: Change Trans IDs

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 03, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

The AAMVA recommends that trans drivers be allowed to change gender markers on driver licenses. Read More


GOProud's Fizzling Relationship with the ACU

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 03, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

GOProud, the gay Republican group that caused significant controversy last year on both the right and left, has been banned by the American Conservative Union from full participation in this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. Read More


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Largest Brazilian City May Host 'Straight Pride' Day

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 03, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The municipality of São Paulo in Brazil has advanced a measure that would establish a "Straight Pride" Day. Now, the bill is awaiting the approval from the city's mayor. Read More


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House Brief on DOMA Case Is Poorly Done

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 03, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

C'mon, guys, you've got to do better than this for $500,000. I don't think BLAG is getting its money's worth.Read More


Hateful Homophobic Statements From Boehner/GOP DOMA Briefs

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 03, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

These briefs look as if they were prepared by Tony Perkins, Maggie Gallagher and Jerry Falwell's Liberty Counsel.Read More


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Olbermann Rips Debt Ceiling Deal

Filed by Bil Browning | August 02, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

"Those who defend it call it a credit to a pragmatic President who wins some sort of political points because having stood for almost nothing here, he gave away almost nothing for which he stood."Read More


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Track the LGBT Movement with these Equality Maps!

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 02, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Movement Advancement Project has released a series of maps to visually represent the state of the LGBT equality movement. Tomorrow, the organization will release a full "Momentum Report."Read More


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ENDA: The More Things Change... [Photo]

Filed by Bil Browning | August 02, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last night as I was tagging photos, I ran across this one from 1999. I'd been fired from my job as a convenience store manager and the local Pride At Work chapter staged a protest outside of the store.Read More


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Gay Candidate Steps Down from Irish Presidency Race

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 02, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Today, the openly gay David Norris, who was vying for a presidential nomination in Ireland, stepped down from his campaign, citing a scandal that has overtaken his campaign in recent weeks. Read More


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Kudos To Barney Frank for Vote Against Tea Party Debt Bill

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 02, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Representative Barney Frank voted against the debt bill blessed by President Obama. What was he thinking?Read More


Revenue, Revenue, Revenue

Filed by Sara Whitman | August 02, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

It's important to think about the overall frame the American public have about our economy and economic situation. It's like staring at a penny and thinking you met Lincoln.Read More


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West Appearance Canceled After LGBT Group's Campaign

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 01, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

The anti-gay Republican representative was scheduled to speak at a meeting for the Wilton Manors Business Association in an LGBT-friendly community. After threats of a boycott from LGBT advocates, West's appearance was canceled. Read More


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When Sanity's Gone There's Always Satire

Filed by Don Davis | August 01, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

In lieu of the horrible debt ceiling deal that advanced last night, I've taken to tweeting sarcasm at the White House as a way of venting my frustrations. Read More


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A Call for a Primary Challenge to President Obama

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 01, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Progressive Caucus of California Democratic Party is calling for a primary challenge to President Barack Obama, who has demonstrated a startling shift toward the right since taking office. Read More


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If Larry King Had Been A Girl

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 01, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

This case has all the earmarks of a successful "gay panic" defense. To what extent is the media, the public, and the jury reading from heterosexist and homophobic societal scripts?Read More