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National LGBT Organizations: Welcome to the South

Cindy Abel | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Cindy Abel

For years southern states have been treated as the step-children of the LGBT movement. Few national organizations invested any real money, compared to other parts of the country where wins were more predictable. Even gay folks said "we won't get equality til the whole country has equality."

Gay-Bashed by Allies: Dirty Tricks in Politics

Cindy Abel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cindy Abel

Dirty tricks and lies are, unfortunately, too often part of the political game. But the real "kick in the gut" -- especially to a qualified, openly LGBT candidate -- is that this particular one comes from a professed progressive.

LGBT Group Endorses Gay Republicans Running For Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund announced its endorsement Tuesday of two New England Republicans running for Congress: Richard Tisei, a former Massac...

GOP Quietly Embraces Gay Republicans Despite Differences

McClatchy | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

A quiet transformation is taking place in the Republican Party, which has begun to embrace openly gay candidates – and among gay Republicans, who no...

Weekend Drama Elevates Arizona To New Title

Cronkite News Service | Dustin Volz | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's weekend confirmation that he is gay makes him the fourth openly gay or bisexual candidate seeking a co...

10 Gay Candidates to Watch This Election Day

Chuck Wolfe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chuck Wolfe

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has announced its list of "10 Races to Watch" for 2011. Each of the openly gay and lesbian candidates on the list faces a general election Nov. 8. These are exciting and, in some cases, even historic races.

The Split-Screen Struggle Over Gay Rights

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

America finds itself at a real turning point in the struggle for gay rights. And, as during all turning points, it's as if we are watching the struggle unfold on a split screen: progress on one side, setbacks on the other.

Dan Manning, Openly Gay Kansas House Candidate, Receives Death Threats At Home

McClatchy | Brent D. Wistrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Kansas House candidate Dan Manning said he came home from work early Saturday morning and found a death threat clipped to the outside of hi...

Anti-Gay Bias Taints An Historic Houston Election

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Four decades after Harvey Milk was murdered, America still has issues relating to how we evaluate one's identity as a condition for civic participation.

Primary Results Show Progress For Gay Candidates

New York Times | A. G. Sulzberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

James Van Bramer and Daniel Dromm are both Democrats who built reputations for their activism in their Queens neighborhoods and their work in schools ...