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Anti-Gay Christian Group Refuses To Accept Mail With New Harvey Milk Stamp

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Fundamentalist Christian group American Family Association is urging members not to accept any mail postmarked with the U.S. Postal Service’s newly ...

Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill Inspired This State Lawmaker To Come Out

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo (D) announced on Wednesday that he is gay, saying the controversy over Senate Bill 1062 prompted him to go public wi...

Happy President's Day: 7 Politicians Who've Faced Gay Rumors

Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Throughout the course of American history, those involved in our country's political sphere have consistently faced rumors, speculation and scrutiny a...

17 Politicians Who've Faced Gay Rumors Or Sex Scandals

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

When journalist Itay Hod took to Facebook last week and insinuated Republican Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) is gay, he reignited a complex and preca...

20 Of The Most Compelling Queer People Of 2013

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

As we mark the end of 2013, it is important to reflect back on some of the most prominent contributions by members of the queer community this year th...

A Queer Look Inside Lincoln's Bedroom

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The sexuality of America's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, has been scrutinized by historians for years. Now, artist Sklyar Fein is delving even ...

Could This Gay Lawmaker Break New Ground In The Middle East?

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2013 | Gay Voices

* Israeli hopes to be first openly gay mayor in Middle East * Faces tough fight against gay-friendly incumbent * Tel Avi...

Is Being Gay or Bi Enough? The Rise of the Queer ConservaDems

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

These candidates are promoted as progressives and sold as such to LGBT and progressive donors, disingenuously using their queerness during Democratic primaries as a way to give them street cred with progressives while their records and intentions are otherwise.

Meet Mexico's First Openly Gay Mayor

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's first openly gay elected mayor is set to take office in a rough part of Zacatecas state known for cowboy boots, embossed ...

30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2012 | Gay Voices

For the rest of the holiday season, in lieu of a traditional gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization every day for our "30 Days O...

LOOK: Photos From The Night Tammy Baldwin Made History

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) made history on November 6 in the 2012 general election when she became the first openly gay senator in the nation to win a sea...

12 Openly LGBT Candidates Involved In Groundbreaking Runs For Office

Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced its annual "Races to Watch" list featuring openly LGBT candidates, naming 12 candidates involved in gro...

Gay Washington Senator Remains Rooted In His Catholic Faith

The National Catholic Reporter | Julie Gunter | Posted 10.13.2012 | Gay Voices

This article first appeared on National Catholic Reporter. SEATTLE -- Two churches in Elma, Wash. -- one Catholic, one Episcopal -- share a bond of...

Is This Woman The First Openly Pansexual U.S. Politician?

Posted 08.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Mary Gonzalez broke barriers when she became her state's only openly lesbian lawmaker when she was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. N...

What Will History Say? An Interview With Fred Karger, the First Openly Gay Man to Run for President

Justin Sedor | Posted 07.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Sedor

While Karger looks every bit the presidential candidate, with horn-rimmed glassesand that infectious smile, he's not exactly Mitt Romney. For starters, he's never held public office. He's also an out gay man.

Gay Politicians Come Out In Force For 2012

The Daily Beast | Allison Yarrow | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Kyrsten Sinema, a seven-year veteran of the Arizona legislature, is running to become the first openly bisexual member of Congress....

PHOTOS: Who Will Be The Next Barney Frank?

Posted 12.06.2011 | Gay Voices

Liberal champion Barney Frank's decision not to seek re-election has been deemed a considerable blow to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ...

10 Gay Candidates to Watch This Election Day

Chuck Wolfe | Posted 12.17.2011 | Gay 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.