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Jo Becker

Beginning a History of Marriage Equality

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

If journalism is a first draft of history, the movement for marriage equality deserves many more drafts quickly. While Solomon's Winning Marriage is rich, certainly there are other stories still to be told.

Summoning the Ancestors

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 01.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Death stalks each generation in its own way, as activist David Mixner reminded us last week. He movingly recounted assisting the suicides of friends who were suffering through the final stages of AIDS in the 1980s. Testaments like his must be given if the new generation is to have any idea of the price that was paid by those who came before.

Drain on My Parade: Did the Human Rights Campaign Sell Us Out on ENDA and Outsource LGBT Rights?

Andrew Miller | Posted 08.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Such is HRC's disdain for our community that they evidently used ringers at the New York City Pride Parade: fresh-faced 20-somethings who work for McCann, one of the largest ad agencies in the world. The largest -- and richest -- LGBT-rights group in the country could not be bothered to field a team for the largest LGBT-pride parade in the country.

Jo Becker Defends Controversial Prop 8 Book: I Don't Regret What I Wrote

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Jo Becker's book Forcing the Spring made waves for being that book alleging the revolution to legalize gay marriage began in 2008. However, despite ba...

Five (or So) Questions I Put to Superlawyer Ted Olson About Gay Marriage and Prop 8

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Since the publication of Jo Becker's controversial Forcing the Spring, it's fair to say that the Prop 8 legal team have been on the defensive. A lot of us have wondered what they thought about the book, so last week I interviewed Ted Olson, a lifelong Republican and former solicitor general under George W. Bush, and put these and other questions to him.

A Senate Campaign Interlude With Friends, Family and the President

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

As for so many of my friends who were present to listen to the president, all the aspects of my life seemed to have come together to help produce positive change. The education, advocacy, community service and political lobbying and maneuvering all have that one goal: to create a better world for the next generation.

The Nature of Capitalism and the Challenge for the LGBT Community

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

It's hard enough to overcome stigma and discrimination, particularly for minority populations, but when the underlying economic trends are tearing the country apart, the challenge becomes even more difficult.

In Defense of Forcing the Spring: A Longtime Activist's Appraisal

Torie Osborn | Posted 06.30.2014 | Books
Torie Osborn

Forcing the Spring is a thrilling book. We know the ending and we still want to read every word. So here's my message to the guys who piled on: It's A book, not THE book, on the Prop 8 fight.

Dan Savage: Jo Becker's Book Is ‘Complete And Total Bullsh*t'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.25.2014 | Media

Dan Savage had a lot to say about journalist Jo Becker's controversial new book "Forcing The Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality," which cl...

Usurping the Podium and Claiming Credit: RuPaul, Chad Griffin and 'Gay Grandiosity Syndrome'

Dana Beyer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Some people, and organizations, simply can't help themselves.

MSNBC Host Grills Jo Becker

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 04.23.2014 | Media

Ronan Farrow grilled New York Times investigative journalist Jo Becker on Wednesday on the criticism over her new book, "Forcing the Spring: Inside th...

Andrew Sullivan's Own Revisionist History

Steven Fisher | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven Fisher

Before writing anything more about Jo Becker and her book, Sullivan should recognize that he's done much the same thing: spinning history to fit a narrative that suits his own political and marketing purposes.

The Worst Problem With Jo Becker's Book on 'The Fight for Marriage Equality'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The omissions in the book are certainly egregious. But throwing Roberta Kaplan and Edie Windsor under the bus while comparing Chad Griffin to a woman who refused to sit at the back of the bus is truly horrendous.

Andrew Sullivan Doubles Down On Criticism Of NYT Reporter

The Dish | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

When your premise is that the marriage equality revolution began in 2008, that the movement was only then re-branded around the themes of family value...

Michael Calderone

White House: McCain's Suggestion That It Leaked For Political Gain Is 'Irresponsible'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration disputed claims Wednesday from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and others that it had revealed national security secre...

Obama Waives Penalties On Countries That Employ Child Soldiers – Again

Foreign Policy | Josh Rogin | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama has decided to waive almost all the legally mandated penalties for countries that use child soldiers and provide those countrie...

John McCain's Gambling Comes Home To Roost

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose In July, I published Is John McCain's Gambling A Problem?, which concluded: The MSM have gone far enough to identify the McCain ...