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Poor Kids Don't Count in Rick Snyder's Michigan

Susan J. Demas | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

When Michigan can't ensure safe drinking water in a major city and can't figure out how to educate children in its biggest school district, it's safe to say that our state's vaunted "comeback" is incomplete.

GOP Official Says 'Sexual Perversion' Is Ruining America

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema's remarks about gay people may be routine, but a recent comment suggesting homosexuality is perverse and r...

GOP Official Claims The Devil Is Splitting Republican Party

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

A GOP official who has refused to step down from his post said this month that the Republican party was following "the Devil's way" and doubled down o...

Ashley Woods

Republican Official Calls For Gays To Be 'Purged' From GOP | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

A new candidate for a Michigan seat on the Republican National Committee wants gays "purged" from the GOP and claims homosexuality is a "perversion" c...

This State's Republican Party Might Be Its Own Worst Enemy

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

For some Michigan Republicans, their biggest enemies are members of their own party. In a Facebook post Sunday, the Delta County Republican Party ...

GOP Leader Asks Official To Resign Over Anti-Gay Comments

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Top Republican officials called for the resignation of a party official who has repeatedly made anti-gay and other offensive comments, following other...

Did GOP Governor Call Out A Fellow Republican?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Did Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder single out a fellow Republican during Thursday's State of the State speech for his anti-gay and anti-Muslim remarks? ...

Ashley Woods

Michigan's Foremost Anti-Gay Republican Just Had A Very Hateful Week On Facebook | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

At this point, former Michigan state Rep. Dave Agema (R) is known more for making inflammatory and controversial statements about gay people than lawm...

Ashley Woods

'Intolerance Is In The Republican Party's DNA' | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

FERNDALE, Mich. -- Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday joined Democratic candidates in Michigan's biggest politica...

Anti-Gay RNC Member Says His Words Were Twisted, But They Weren't

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

Republican National Committee member Dave Agema's claim that a Michigan newspaper manipulated his anti-gay speech at a GOP Christmas party fizzled Wed...

Republican Governor Condemns GOP Official's Anti-Gay Remarks

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A Republican National Committee official's anti-gay remarks last week are drawing criticism from fellow Republicans, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyd...

RNC Committee Member Makes Harsh Anti-Gay Accusation

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An official associated with the Republican National Committee made head-turning comments at a GOP holiday party last week, accusing gay ...

Controversy Over Michigan GOP Official's Anti-Gay Comments Shows That Times Have Changed

Brian Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stone

Former Republican State Rep. Dave Agema has been getting a lot of press for his anti-gay comments. The good news is that even though the national party recently reaffirmed Agema's stance, many members of the GOP have nothing but criticism for it.

Dave Agema, Michigan Republican National Committeeman, Compares Gays And Lesbians To Alcoholics

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Dave Agema, the Michigan Republican National committeeman who sparked outrage after posting an anti-gay article on his Facebook page in March, took to...

Family Research Council Defends Republican's Outdated Propaganda Against LGBT Community

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

For the record, Dave Agema was not debating. He was spreading lies and distortions derived from bad sources. With free speech comes responsibilities and the main responsibility is the hope that one doesn't use his or her free speech to spread lies and deceptions.

Dave Agema Half-Right About 'Risky Lifestyle' (VIDEO)

John Corvino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Corvino

By spreading lies about the "homosexual lifestyle," and by teaching kids, and especially vulnerable LGBT youth, that there's something sick, wrong or unnatural about being gay, folks like Rep. Dave Agema increase the suicide risk that they then turn around and use to justify their anti-gay rants.

Support For Michigan Republican Who Condemned 'Filthy' Lifestyle Of 'Homosexuals' Growing

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Several Michigan Republicans have thrown their support behind Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, a former Michigan lawmaker who came under f...

Republican Posts More Anti-Gay Comments On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Less than one week after posting a controversial article condemning the “filthy” lifestyle of “homosexuals,” Michigan Republican Dave Agema ha...

Republican Refuses To Resign After 'Filthy' Anti-Gay Slam

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

Michigan Republican Dave Agema says he is refusing to resign after promoting an article that said “part of the homosexual agenda is to get the publi...

Friday Talking Points -- Don Young Shows GOP How Not To Reach Out To Minorities

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While it certainly was (quoting the Flintstones theme) a "gay old time" in Washington this week, I have already spent the whole week on the subject, so I'm really only going to mention it in passing.

GOPer 'Will Not Back Down' From Controversial Anti-Gay Post

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

The Michigan Republican who posted a controversial anti-gay article on his Facebook page Wednesday is now defending his actions and says that calls fo...

Michigan Republican National Committeeman Promotes Anti-Gay Article

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

One Michigan Republican National Committeeman promoted an article’s claim that “part of the homosexual agenda is to get the public to affirm their...

State Rep. Who Claimed Obama Is A Muslim Pushes Anti-Sharia Law

Posted 11.26.2012 | Detroit

Supporters of an "anti-sharia" bill that's been sitting in Michigan's State House Judiciary Committee for over a year are pushing state lawmakers to p...

Why Michigan LGBT Activists Are Refusing To Eat

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 08.01.2012 | Detroit

A coalition of Michigan LGBT groups is taking drastic action to raise awareness about what they call the current "anti-equality" political climate in ...

Sarah Palin's Lady Gaga Tour of Michigan

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Sarah Palin blew into Grand Rapids with all the stagecraft (and subtlety) of Lady Gaga, pulling up in a bus ensconced with the cover photo from her book, down to her glossy lips and heavenward gaze.