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Lane Hudson started blogging in July of 2006. By the end of September, he posted the emails from Mark Foley to a 16 year old page. Thus began the scandal known as Foley-gate.

Prior to that, Lane worked as a staffer to Former U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings and former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges. He has also worked as a fundraiser for Episcopal High School, a boarding school in Alexandria, VA. Recently, Lane worked at the Human Rights Campaign, but was fired when it was revealed that he was behind the anonymous blog, ‘Stop Sex Predators’ which first posted Mark Foley’s emails to House Pages.

For his role in bringing to light the inappropriate behavior of Mark Foley and the subsequent fall out which affected the 2006 Midterm Election, Lane was profiled as a Time Magazine Person of the Year as an example of the new power of average citizens in the Information Age. The Advocate Magazine also recognized Lane as a Person of the Year. Out Magazine has also recognized Lane in their 2007 "Out 100", a list of the 100 most influential gay Americans.

Lane has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and ABC. He has also been a guest on CNN Radio, KFI Radio in Los Angeles, National Public Radio, Fox News Radio, the Ed Schultz Show, and More Fair Game with Faith Salie. In addition, Lane's work and commentary has been featured in publications such as the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Economist, the L.A. Times, and USA Today.

Follow lane on Twitter at: twitter.com/tlanehudson

Blog Entries by Lane Hudson

Lies and Hypocrisy in Republican Defense of DOMA

Posted April 19, 2011 | 17:30:44 (EST)

More details emerged today about the contract that House Republicans awarded to a private law firm to defend the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The gist of the contract is that the law firm will be paid a 'blended rate' of $520/hour with a cap of $500,000.

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POTUS' part-time principles

Posted August 18, 2010 | 17:08:31 (EST)

Last week, President Obama stood on principle. At an Iftar dinner at the White House celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the President announced of his belief in the right to build a mosque in Lower Manhattan because of the constitutional right to freedom of religion.

Politico

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Don't Blame the Left, Blame Your Rhetoric

Posted August 11, 2010 | 14:16:25 (EST)

Robert Gibbs railed at the 'professional left' in an interview published yesterday. We're all familiar with it by now and the reaction from the left has been swift and unforgiving. One of my favorites was from Glenn Greenwald.

At first look, Robert was frustrated that the...

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DC Mayor Adrian Fenty is M.I.A. for LGBT community

Posted June 11, 2010 | 13:07:19 (EST)

Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has made it clear that he has no pride in D.C.'s LGBT community. When he was elected, many believed that he was the breath of fresh air that our city needed. What began with great hope has turned to disappointment and frustration.

Most recently, the...

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POTUS plays dumb on DADT

Posted April 20, 2010 | 11:34:44 (EST)

It's frustrating, Mr. President. You have told us repeatedly to be impatient, to hold you accountable, to pressure you, and to not wait for our rights. Yet, when you were pressured last night to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, you played dumb.

You responded to the shout from...

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Don't Just Be on the Right Side of History, Be a Part of Making History

Posted November 2, 2009 | 16:27:48 (EST)

Sometimes our daily lives make it difficult to know when you are in the midst of history being made. Make no mistake about it, though. Right now, we are on the precipice of major history. You can be a part of it. You can help make history.

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ActOnPrinciples.org: The Follow-Up to the Big Gay Weekend

Posted October 12, 2009 | 23:55:46 (EST)

This past weekend was historic. An unprecedented amount of media attention was given to the lack of civil equality for LGBT people because of the President's speech at the HRC National Dinner and because of the National Equality March.

The big question following the...

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In Washington State, Yes means No to Hate

Posted September 23, 2009 | 13:45:32 (EST)

In the ever evolving culture war waged by the likes of Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, James Dobson of Focus on the Family, The Mormon Church, and countless other right wing organizations, this year's ballot measures may be the first...

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Democrats Can Honor Legacy and Win Elections on Health Care

Posted September 9, 2009 | 14:18:45 (EST)

Tonight, President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress, whose members are freshly returned from August recess. What the President will say and how it will affect the national discussion on health care reform remains to be seen. What is absolutely certain is that the discussion over the past month...

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Pres. Clinton: Your Legacy on Gay Issues Is About the Future, Not the Past

Posted August 16, 2009 | 17:55:25 (EST)

Mr. President:

Please accept my apology for interrupting your speech at Netroots Nation. I was raised in the South, as you were, and my mother taught me better. But once in a while, the circumstances of history throw manners out the window.

I know you weren't able to hear my...

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Why I interrupted Bill Clinton's speech at Netroots Nation

Posted August 14, 2009 | 03:30:51 (EST)

I love Bill Clinton, but we all make mistakes. Sometimes we even are forced to do things we don't want to. That's why I was prepared to ask Bill Clinton a tough question last night as he delivered the opening keynote address at Netroots Nation 2009.

But it became clear...

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The White House, the Gays, and Lessons to Learn

Posted June 22, 2009 | 21:30:58 (EST)

It's important to learn lessons from the things we do so that we can do better the next time around. There are many lessons the White House can take away from last Wednesday's announcement about benefits to gay Federal employees. Monday morning quarterbacking is far easier than governing, so this...

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The Gay Guide to Obama's Remarks Today

Posted June 17, 2009 | 10:49:41 (EST)

Late yesterday, in the White House's daily guidance email to the press corps, one of the items caught people off guard:

In the evening, the President will deliver brief remarks and sign a Presidential Memorandum regarding federal benefits and non-discrimination in the Oval Office. This event is pooled press.

The...

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The Dallas Principles, a New Approach to LGBT Equality

Posted May 20, 2009 | 16:56:25 (EST)

As anyone who has been following my blogging here will know, I've been pushing very hard to hold folks accountable for a stunningly absent effort to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in our code of laws. It's become even more important to me as we elected...

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Obama's Marriage Position Sounds Eerily Familiar

Posted May 14, 2009 | 14:24:11 (EST)

Yes, it does apparently seem in line with Sarah Palin and Carrie Prejean. Or at least Governor Palin says so. But that's not exactly what I had in mind.

Here's an exchange on Tuesday between ABC News' Jake Tapper and Robert Gibbs, the White House Press...

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White House Speechless on Marriage Progress

Posted May 6, 2009 | 19:15:26 (EST)

When the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled that it was unconstitutional to deny the freedom to marry based on sexual orientation, the White House issued the following statement:


The President respects the decision of the Iowa Supreme Court, and continues to believe that states should make their...

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DC, Congress, and the 'M' Word; Part Deux

Posted May 5, 2009 | 09:09:01 (EST)

Today, DC Council is expected to give final reading and pass legislation containing a provision that will allow the District to recognize valid marriages from other jurisdictions between couples of the same gender. Given the unique relationship between DC and Congress, I thought it would be helpful to share some...

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Mark Penn "Cooks the Books" on Bloggers

Posted April 21, 2009 | 18:41:27 (EST)

Mark Penn has commentary up at the Wall Street Journal. Good heavens. For 1250 words, it sure is an intellectually lazy piece of crap.

Penn attempts to assert this:


In America today, there are almost as many people making their living as bloggers as there...

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DC, Congress, and the "M" Word

Posted April 9, 2009 | 17:55:47 (EST)

Yesterday, there was inaccurate reporting on Congressional review of laws passed by the DC Council. (Even Ezra Klein got it wrong, which is rare!) It's an easily misunderstood process and very few people have a full understanding of it. I've attempted to simplify the process and apply it to the...

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Dear Bill O: I doubt your mother would approve

Posted March 28, 2009 | 13:31:17 (EST)

Dear Bill (the real villain):

Hillary Clinton, former O'Reilly Factor producer Andrea Mackris, rape and murder victim Jennifer Moore, and now blogger Amanda Terkel.

You seem to think women are expendable, or at least not worth valuing as equal. About a year and a half ago, you took a break...

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