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Congressman Channels 'Stranger Things' To Blast Trump's America

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. And this is certainly one of those times, according to Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.). On Thursday, the Democ...

Men's Restrooms Will Now Require Baby Changing Stations. Thanks, Obama!

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.12.2016 | Parents

Attention, parents! The U.S. is moving one step closer to potty parity. On Oct. 7, President Obama signed into law the Bathrooms Accessible in Every S...

Democrats Remind Nation There's An Easy Way To Stop The Outbreak Of Anti-LGBT Laws

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In recent weeks, states like North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee have passed legislation allowing discrimination against lesbian, ...

Before Trump There Was Buddy Cianci

Rhoades Alderson | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Rhoades Alderson

Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., who served separate, decade-long epochs as mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, each punctuated by a felony conviction, died last week at 74. He lorded over only twenty square miles, but across America political junkies smiled and shook their heads at the news. "F---ing Buddy."

Nancy Pelosi: Increasing U.S. Refugee Cap By 5,000 Is 'Far Too Low'

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that increasing the number of refugees the U.S. takes in next fiscal year by 5,000 woul...

Rep. David Cicilline: LGBT People Are Entitled To 'Full Equality'

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Equality Act, an historic, comprehensive LGBT civil rights bill, was introduced in both the Senate and the House last week. The bill will expand ...

Here's The Next Major Fight For The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples can finally get married everywhere in the country, thanks to the Supreme Court's long-awaited ruling last month. A coup...

There's No Federal Law Stopping Businesses From Discriminating Against Female Customers. Now There's A Bill To Fix That.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 barred places of public accommodation -- like movie theaters and restaurants -- from discriminatin...

The Next Move in U.S. and Global LGBT Equality

Todd Fernandez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Todd Fernandez

As a movement, we must free LGBT people worldwide and we need all our organizations to work together to make this happen as fast as possible. Lives are at stake.

David Cicilline Re-Elected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) was re-elected to Congress Tuesday from the state's 1st District, defeating Republican Cormick Lynch. Cicilline, who...

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

Do Good While Gifting: Shopping for Social Justice

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Shirley Sagawa

Cut out the middle-man. With the internet, you don't have to wade through the booths at a craft fair to buy direct from artists. is the big gorilla in this space, with more than 6 million customers.

Clarity From Snowden -- But Murky Response From Progressives in Congress

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The Progressive Caucus could supply a principled counterweight to the bombast coming from the likes of Boehner and Feinstein. But for that to happen, leaders of the caucus would need to set a good example by putting up a real fight.

Rep. David Cicilline Is Right About Social Security, PolitiFact Was Wrong (Again)

Ben Veghte | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Ben Veghte

PolitiFact's judgment of Rep. Cicilline's statement as "Mostly False" demonstrates a lack of understanding of Social Security that would preclude most journalists from presuming to judge the truth of others' statements on the issue.

The Challenges Of Being A Gay Member Of Congress

Andrew Longhi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Longhi

These seven LGBT lawmakers are part of a community that, until recently, has been invisible on the national stage. With few of their peers willing to advance LGBT-affirming legislation, the onus is on them make our presence not only heard but integral to political debate.

Raising the Minimum Wage

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

In the 20th century, we built a strong and thriving middle class that was based on a simple premise -- if you worked hard and played by the rules, you could afford to provide for your family, own a home, send your kids to college, and maybe even put a little away for retirement. It's time that we renew that promise.

Most of Progressive Caucus Taking a Dive on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.

Elise Foley

Sandy Hook Parent Sends Message To NRA | Elise Foley | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andrei Nikitchyuk, whose 8-year-old son escaped violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week, had a message Tuesday for the Nation...

On Manufacturing Day, An Open Letter to Speaker Boehner

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

Today marks the official launch of a new annual "Manufacturing Day," an initiative sponsored by public and private organizations to highlight the critically important role the manufacturing sector plays in our economy.

Completing Our Work in Afghanistan

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

More than a decade has passed since thousands of courageous members of our military began leaving their homes to fight a conflict halfway around the world. We now have a broad vision for turning security responsibilities over to the Afghan people and bringing our troops back home.

They Just Don't Get It

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

Rather than trying to pass another tax giveaway for the richest among us, House Republicans should join with Democrats and enact public policies that will actually benefit our middle class and working families.

Strengthening the State of our Union

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

We need to build ladders of opportunity and tear down barriers for Americans who are willing to work hard, be responsible, and play by the rules so everyone can achieve success and fulfill the American dream.

PHOTOS: Who Will Be The Next Barney Frank?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Liberal champion Barney Frank's decision not to seek re-election has been deemed a considerable blow to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ...

WATCH: Out Congress Members Tell Youth 'It Gets Better'

Waymon Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Waymon Hudson

2011-11-29-congressitgetsbettervideo.jpgThe Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus has released a powerful "It Gets Better" video.

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.