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Ken Mehlman

Former RNC Chairman: Why GOP Should Support Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman, who announced earlier this year that he is gay, recently explained that members of the GOP need only to "look in the ...

What "Center?"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Any pundit who advises Obama to "move to the center" must be required to define exactly what he or she means by "center." The political "center" of American politics is a moving target.

The Last Gay-Bashing Campaign?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

It takes some thinking to figure why the Republicans are so unified in opposing a pro-gay position. Because somewhere along the way, the American landscape shifted towards supporting gay marriage.

Only One Party Stands for LGBT Rights

Ray Buckley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Buckley

If Republicans gain any sort of control in Congress, their nearly universal opposition to meaningful gains for LGBT Americans will rule the day and the progress that we are making will first be stopped and then rolled back.

Extremism, the Makeover, and Election 2010

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Not long ago, a passing familiarity with Bible verses, a flair for rhetoric, and hunger for a following could be enough to land someone in a small-tow...

Guns, Religion and the Glenn Beck Rally

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What Barack Obama described in the 2008 campaign is what we are seeing unfold in the country. Guns and religion -- or, in other words, fear and intolerance.

Sam Stein

Obama Should Feel 'Uncomfortable' That Conservatives Are Co-opting Gay Rights Issues: Top Dem

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The notion that the gay rights community would abandon the Obama White House over its unwillingness to fully embrace their legislative priorities may ...

Sam Stein

Steve Schmidt, Former McCain Campaign Chief, On Mehlman Fundraiser: Same-Sex Marriage Becoming Conservative Cause

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A major same-sex marriage fundraiser hosted by former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman and other Republicans provides one of the sharpest illustrations of how...

Weekly Reader: North Korea, Ken Mehlman, & the Bearded Lady

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bil Browning

And so concludes another great week of LGBT news and opinions on Bilerico Project. This week we ranged from North Korea's gay Facebook page and Ken Me...

Sam Stein

What Ken Mehlman Can Learn About Coming Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman's recent but not wholly unexpected admission that he is gay has been greeted with mixed reactions within the gay right...

Dear Ken Mehlman: You've Got a Lot of Splainin' to Do

Jim David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim David

When gay actually have the full equality supposedly guaranteed them as Americans, then maybe those who have survived the chaos Mehlman helped create might be cordial to him when they run into him at a cocktail party.

In Defense of Ken Mehlman: Former GOP Chair Is No Roy Cohn

Steven Petrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Petrow

We don't need to support him. We don't need to forgive him. But we do need to have some empathy and understanding of the closet he has just left. It's a closet every LGBT person knows all too well.

WATCH: Maher Outed Mehlman As Gay On 'Larry King' In 2006

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

During a live broadcast of CNN's "Larry King Live" in 2006, Bill Maher suggested to Larry King that Ken Mehlman, then-chairman of the Republican Natio...

Amanda Terkel

Mehlman: I'm 'At Peace' With Myself

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with the Huffington Post on Wednesday night, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman -- who announced earlier Wednes...

House Minorty Leader John Boehner Comes Out : I'm Black

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

John Boehner, Republican representative from Ohio's eighth Congressional District and ironically the House minority leader, has told friends and famil...

Amanda Terkel

Former RNC Chairman Comes Out: I'm Gay

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ken Mehlman, who headed the Republican National Committee between 2005 and 2007, has come out in an interview with the Atlantic's Marc Ambinder: Me...

Tea Partiers Battle Racism Claims -- Far Too Late

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonce Gaiter

Denying the long-standing link between white tribalism and conservatism may be "politically correct" within the DC bubble where press and politicians mingle, but denial is the opposite of truth.

ReThink Review: Outrage -- One Reason Why the Bird/Shepard Hate Crimes Act Took So Long

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

And the main reason is because hatred/fear of gays is running neck-and-neck with hatred/fear of government for the most defining, unifying characteristic of the "modern" republican party.

The Great Recession

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Abrams

We need an economic system of checks and balances where the public sector competes with the private sector and keeps it honest, and vice versa.

Attacks on ACORN Based Not on Facts, But on Fear of 1.3 Million Poor People Registering

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

ACORN, along with Project Vote, just announced that they had registered 1.3 million poor people this year. No wonder the GOP is up in arms. They're scared of too many poor people preparing to vote this year.

Voting Foreclosure

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

The Republican Party, led by this crew of rich, out-of-touch "homies" is preparing to deny the right to vote to Midwesterners who have already suffered from home foreclosures.

HuffPost Thursday: Meetup to Discuss Jimmy Carter, Ken Mehlman, Google's New Phone Feature

Ben Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Bell

Thursday is here once again. That means two important things. One, it is almost Friday. Hurray! Two, it is time to get together tonight and discuss this past week's biggest headlines.