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GOP Applies for Health Care for Self-Inflicted Wounds

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Republicans had a chance to claim a share of the reform. But they cut themselves out -- they never even offered an alternate bill. They put all their eggs in one basket, and the basket crumbled.

Passage of Health Care Reform a Good Thing for California!

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Make no mistake about it, Californians stand to gain a lot -- maybe more than many other part of the U.S. -- by passage of the health care reform measure.

Lt. Choi Won't Lie for His Country

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

Lt. Dan Choi's pre-existing conditions -- being gay and being honest about it -- may be enough to keep him out of the Veterans Affairs health care system for life.

Obama's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Pledge Questioned By Gays

AP | CHRISTINE SIMMONS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama restated his campaign pledge to allow homosexual men and women to serve openly in the military, but many in ...

Twitter Reaction To Obama's Gay Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Below are predictions and reactions to President Obama's speech on Gay issues at The Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Oct...

NBC Reporter: Obama White House Views Gay Rights Protesters As 'Internet Left Fringe' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The White House believes protesters at Sunday's gay rights march in D.C. are part of the "internet left fringe," according to CNBC's Chief Washington ...

Obama's HRC Speech (VIDEO): President Obama Says He Will End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Watch President Obama's address at the Human Rights Campaign's banquet in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10. President Obama pledged to end the ban on homo...

Senator Debbie Stabenow Tells Benjamin French's Story During Senate Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the debate Saturday about whether to debate the Democratic health care reform bill in the Senate, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) capped her comment...

HRC's Solmonese: Dinner Attendees "More Politically Aware," Have "Better Sense of What's at Stake"

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pam Spaulding

It's rare to see the whole diversity/class/power dynamic that vexes the LGBT movement opened up since it's a third rail topic that tends to give some with privilege a case of defensive agita.

Thank You, Mr. President, for Offering Us a Seat at the Table

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Thank you, Mr. President for taking this bold stand. Hopefully, love will win out and your message of civility for all will resound across the land.

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.

National Cause With Global Purpose Must Start at Home

Cathy Brooks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathy Brooks

For the LGBT community, the 40 years since Stonewall have given rise to an amazing tapestry of platforms and outlets through which our voices can be heard.

Obama's Speech (TEXT): Transcript Of President Obama's Speech About Gay Rights

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The official transcript of President Obama's address at The Human Rights Campaign's 13th Annual National Dinner on Saturday, as released by the White ...

Obama Says He Will End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

AP | CHRISTINE SIMMONS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama reaffirmed his campaign pledge to end the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military in a speech Satu...

After the Marches and Speeches, Things Worse or the Same

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

President Obama's speech to the Human Rights Campaign was inspirational, stirring, and, like most performances not backed up by any action, meant nothing.

Lady Gaga At HRC Dinner (PHOTOS): Barack Obama "Opens" For Lady Gaga At D.C. Banquet

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga performed at the Human Rights Campaign's 13th Annual National Dinner Saturday night, Oct. 10. The singer performed for the gay rights group...

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.

Hearts and Minds Don't Change on Their Own

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

LGBT people experience a world that is much less welcoming than you'd expect by reading poll numbers.

Getting the Times to Catch Up with Ted Kennedy

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

Senator Kennedy's personal connection was his boundless humanity, and his recognition of ours. Already he is becoming history. Now the job of making history is in our hands.

HRC Losing Donors Over Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy

Queerty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a revealing letter to the Human Rights Campaign obtained by Queerty, a donor to the organization reveals he's withdrawing his financial support for...

Prop 8 Decision: We Won't Back Down

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

Today's decision hurts, but we have known this pain before. Ours is a movement powered by resilience. Once again, we will turn our anger into action.

Note to Newt: Back Off Harry Knox!

Candace Gingrich-Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Candace Gingrich-Jones

When my brother Newt Gingrich attacks Harry Knox, he's attacking me. And I don't take too kindly to bullies.

Welcoming Schools Guide Teaches Tolerance

Ellen Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Kahn

As educational systems adopt programs like Welcoming Schools, it will impact a generation of kids who'll know it's OK that a 10-year-old boy wants to wear pink, or a classmate has two dads.

What if Edwards Had Been the Nominee?

Dave Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Winer

Could he have made it all the way to the nomination without it coming out? Hard to imagine, but if it had he might have destroyed the Democratic Party.

Gender Identity Discrimination in the Workplace gets First Hearing in Congress

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

Transgendered people, too long marginalized in society and even within the GLBT community, has made enormous strides in recent years -- we want to continue that progress and translate it into federal law.