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Big Gay Speech

If I Were Obama's Big Gay Speechwriter

Joan Garry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Garry

From Barack Obama, I want a kitchen table story. A backyard story. I want to know that there is more than just a cerebral connection to the gay community. I want a personal and emotional link.

Obama's Big Gay Speech

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Let it be known that the GLBT community is no longer interested in being pals with the powerful or having the famous tell us we are fabulous -- unless it leads to action.

New Rule: Everyone Deserves Equal Rights

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

This weekend is the perfect time for Obama to announce he's repealing "don't ask, don't tell" and committing to a full-throated endorsement of gay marriage. But of course that's not going to happen.

Gay Rights Speech: What Should Obama Say Tonight?

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jose Antonio Vargas

What should Obama -- the first minority president -- say in what's being called his "big gay speech"?

The Big Gay Speech We Wish Obama Would Give

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

I'm sure his speechwriters have cooked up something special for Saturday, but I've got a few ideas of my own. I've written a speech for the beloved President -- the kind of speech we wish the man would give, just once.

President Obama Should Show He's Queer Like Us

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Show the world, Mr. President, how we are just like you, and perhaps more important, how you are just like us: In what ways are we pretty normal, and in what ways are you kinda Queer?

Profiles in Courage: JFK and Barack Obama

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Here's the speech I would like to hear Obama make on Saturday when he addresses the national meeting of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest lesbian and gay civil rights organization in the nation.

Obama's Big Gay Speech: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

President Obama will address the Human Rights Campaign -- the largest gay rights fundraiser in the country -- this Saturday, and a number of HuffPost bloggers have weighed in.

President Obama's Maine Chance to Make the Case

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

On Saturday, Obama has the opportunity -- and I believe the obligation -- to speak in moral as well as concrete terms about non-gay people's stake in ending the exclusion and discrimination gay people endure.