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Do The Math: Party Matters In The Fight For LGBT Equality

Rep. Barney Frank | Posted 12.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Rep. Barney Frank

There is simply no logical basis whatsoever for arguing that voting for Republicans this year is a good way to advance LGBT legal equality. Yet the Log Cabin Republicans argue exactly that. Given the stakes for our rights in this election, it is important to examine their rationale.

Lila Shapiro

The Pink Elephant In The Room: An Inside Look At The World Of Gay Republicans | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices

The night before the Republican National Convention began in Tampa last month, a group of gay Republicans sipped wine and ate crab cakes at the Rusty ...

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...

Laura Bassett

Romney Bullying Story Creates Awkward Timing For House Vote | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Last week's blockbuster report in the Washington Post that Mitt Romney bullied a closeted gay classmate in prep school creates a bit of uncomfortable ...

The Wrong Side Of History

Lucas Case | Posted 07.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Lucas Case

When President Barack Obama told the nation last week that he supports same-sex marriage, I wanted to believe that his announcement was merely a communication error. This is something I wanted my party, the Republican Party, to be the first to make progress on.

Why Democrats Should Accept And Collaborate With Gay Republicans

Padraig McCoid | Posted 07.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Padraig McCoid

Between the two parties, Democrats are the clear choice if a voter considers gay rights an important issue. The reality we must embrace, though, is that we need Republicans to pass federal protections.

Gay Republicans: Give Up The Nostalgia Trip And Get Real

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 06.24.2012 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Gay Republicans want to believe they can recapture what their party "used to be," recover their rosy view of what a formerly great institution once stood for. But to stay, they are forced (well, no one is forcing them) to accept delusion or outright rejection as the price of staying.

Sexual Counterrevolution In The GOP

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Nancy L. Cohen

Americans "have a constitutional right to be gay." So said Barry Goldwater, the 1964 right-wing Republican presidential candidate, in 1994. How the Republican Party has changed. Indeed, how the GOP changed goes a long way toward explaining America's national political delirium.

And Again: Political Strategy Trumps Female Well-Being

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.21.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

With mounting signs that the economy is getting some traction, boiling populist rage is dialing down to a grumbling simmer. This raises the possibility of the GOP nightmare scenario: voters going into the election in a reasonably upbeat mood.

An Open Letter to Gay Republicans

Asher Huey | Posted 03.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Asher Huey

Dear gay Republicans: Rick Santorum's surge and near-win in Iowa should be a wake-up call: your party hates you. I don't understand how you can look beyond the fact that a major portion of your party's fundamental beliefs are that you are not equal.

Amanda Terkel

Republicans Finally Film 'It Gets Better' Video | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the New Jersey congressional delegation have filmed an anti-bullying video for the It Gets Better P...

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly Because of Gays

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.15.2011 | Gay Voices
Karl Frisch

Until the stateside Republican Party can learn from the U.K.'s Conservative Party regarding LGBT equality, there is little hope that it will ever be able to pass itself off as a proper English lady. And we shouldn't treat it like one, either.

Calling Out the GOP's Anti-LGBT Falsehoods

Dan Rafter | Posted 12.02.2011 | Gay Voices
Dan Rafter

Whether it's Republicans in Congress, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann, or organizations like the FRC and AFA, people are advancing dangerous and outdated ideas that don't reflect the values of mainstream Americans.

Sam Stein

For Younger Class Of Political Operatives, Gay Rights Issues Often Pit Them Against Their Candidates | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's become a political truism to say that there is a generational divide with respect to gay rights, as polling data bears out the fact...

Amanda Terkel

One Month After Saying Party Would Focus On Economy, GOP Leader Pushes DC Gay Marriage Ban | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 15, the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) and other conservative groups met with Rep. Jim Jordan, chair of the conservative Republican...

Republicans Face Complicated Politics, Dilemma On Gay Rights

The Washington Post | Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) agreed to attend a fundraising dinner in Washington for the Log Cabin Republicans, many social conservatives were outra...

Liberty University Boycotts CPAC Over Co-Sponsorship Of Gay Rights Group

Think Progress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The right wing has been outraged over the Conservative Political Action Conference's (CPAC) decision to allow conservative gay rights group GOProud to...

Boehner Hate Crimes Position: Sexual Orientation A Choice But Religion Isn't

CBS News | Brian Montopoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, House Republican Leader John Boehner objected to House passage of a bill that would expand hate crime laws and make it a federal crime to a...