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Entries by Lila Shapiro from 10/2012

Log Cabin Republicans And GOProud Struggle For Future Of LGBT People In The GOP Party

Posted 10.01.2012 | Gay Voices

The night before the Republican National Convention began in Tampa last month, a group of gay Republicans sipped wine and ate crab cakes at the Rusty ...

Partisan Gay Groups' Reactions To Presidential Debate Include 'Schoolyard Bully', 'Republican Wins'

Posted 10.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Although gay rights were not mentioned specifically in last night's first presidential debate, all three of the largest partisan gay groups in the cou...

Gay 'Cure' Fight Moves To New Jersey

Posted 10.05.2012 | Gay Voices

In California and New Jersey, lawmakers, gay-rights advocates, therapists, and religious organizations are fighting over the future of a controversial...

Transgender Voters Could Be Disenfranchised By Voter ID Laws, Advocates Warn

Posted 10.10.2012 | Gay Voices

It's never been easy for transgender people to vote, or participate in any activity that requires government-issued identification that might not matc...

In Same-Sex Marriage Fight, Catholic Church Gives More Than $1 Million, Human Rights Campaign Reports

Posted 10.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Continuing its efforts to fight same-sex marriage in four ballot measures around the United States, the Catholic Church is now the top donor to the ca...

Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Mitt Romney

Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices

With just two weeks to go before the election, the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Tuesday. In a s...

Knock-Knock-Knocking On Hell's Door

Posted 10.24.2012 | Religion

KEENAN ROBERTS didn’t invent the idea of scaring Christian youth into salvation, but he has done more than anyone else to turn it into an industry. ...

Gay Hate Crime Acquittal In Kentucky Throws Fuel On Hate Crime Debate

Posted 10.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Over the past 10 years, as gay rights advocates have pushed the government to take steps to protect gay people from hate crimes, those arguing for and...

A Personal History Of Gay TV

Posted 10.27.2012 | Gay Voices

When I used to chronicle my TV habits for Nerve, I maintained that I wasn't raised by TV — I would say it was more of a nanny. But in truth, there w...

As Hurricane Sandy Whips Coney Island, Locals Fish, Fret, Stick It Out

Posted 10.29.2012 | Green

CONEY ISLAND, N.Y. -- The morning after New York City officials ordered people living near the water to pack up and leave, Robert Benetton, 49, and hi...

Rockaways Face Widespread Destruction: It Was Like Sitting 'In The Middle Of The Sea'

Posted 10.30.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday morning, Keith Patterson was watching the news at his fiancee's house in the Bronx when he realized that his own home had been ...