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The Great Gay Election Of 2012

Todd Fernandez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Todd Fernandez

If all the many millions of LGBT Americans vote this year, 2012 will be the year that we liberated ourselves from oppression while also liberating America in many ways. With one vote, one year, we will pull together to protect all political minorities and the very ideals of our nation.

President Obama And The Global Fight For LGBT Rights

Todd Larson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Todd Larson

As an American who was employed at the UN for 20 years, I would add to the president's long list of accomplishments his advocacy for LGBT persons residing beyond our nation's borders. Since Obama took office the U.S. has become a key player in the global fight for LGBT rights.

Obama Responds To 10-Year-Old's Heartfelt Letter About Her Dads

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Ten-year-old Sophia penned a letter to Obama telling him how happy she is that he agrees with her on the topic of marriage equality. You see, young Sophia has two dads. Well, in the middle of his fight to be reelected, the president took some time to share a little advice with a little girl.

Why Obama Should Be at the End of Your Rainbow

Rob Stephenson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Stephenson

Even in times of economic hardship we have a responsibility to support our LGBT community, to both reward those who continue to support us (Obama) and stop those who deride us (Romney).

Marriage Equality: Is It A Federal Issue Or A State Issue?

Jacob Combs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jacob Combs

In this post I will thoroughly lay out which aspects of the marriage equality movement pertain to federal law and which pertain to state law, explaining the consequences that this federal/state split have for marriage equality gains in both the judiciary and the legislature.

10-Year-Old Has An Important Question For President Obama

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Many don't realize just what a difference a president's acknowledgment can make when it comes to recognition of our families, but one little girl sees the importance. Ten-year-old Sophia Bailey Klugh has written a letter to President Obama that is quickly making the rounds on Facebook.

President Obama: How to End Marriage Discrimination (Spoiler Alert: It's Freedom to Marry's Strategy)

Evan Wolfson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

President Obama recently reiterated his support for the freedom to marry, recounted the many steps his administration has taken to stand up for gay families and equality under the law, and shared some thoughts on how the law and history suggest America will end marriage discrimination.

Sam Stein

Obama Reaffirms Same-Sex Marriage Platform As Election Closes | Sam Stein | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Obama administration official on Saturday confirmed the president's support for legislation that prevents the federal government from...

Obama: Four More Years

Tracy Baim | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tracy Baim

I personally support Barack Obama for president of the United States. I have studied him since 1996, and I have watched him do what he says, even when the tasks are very hard. He has more to do, and he deserves more time to complete his agenda.

Obama Throws Support Behind Gay Marriage Measures

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday threw his support behind ballot measures in Maine, Maryland and Washington state that would legalize same-sex marri...

Married, But Not Married

Glenn Michael Gordon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Glenn Michael Gordon

Even if you could be certain that a particular candidate would be better for the economy, would you still vote for him if he threatened to put an end to your marriage, prevent you from receiving survivor benefits, and risk your losing your home?

Setting It Straight: Why Gays Won't Win

Michael Solis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Solis

How did it come to be that lesbians and gays still have to contort themselves to fit into some straight mold? An undeniable factor is leadership. The LGBT community lives in a world that has been designed by and for straight people -- or straight white males.

WATCH: Zachary Quinto, Chaz Bono And Jane Lynch Speak Out For Obama

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Zachary Quinto, Wanda Sykes and Chaz Bono are just three of the many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) celebrities to endorse President Ob...

Michelangelo Signorile

Why Obama's Gay Marriage Support Is 'A Very Big Deal For Us' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The campaign manager of Marylanders for Marriage Equality is confident but cautious about recent polls that have shown voters could affirm marriage eq...

Mitt Romney, From A Gay Man's Perspective

Scott Terry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Terry

The primary stumbling block between us is the fact that I am gay and Mitt is a Mormon. I know where his heart lies. I couldn't possibly vote for someone who might govern for his religion first and will never support my right to enjoy the freedoms that everyone in our country wishes for.

Road Trip: Gay Couple Preps 'Legalize Love Bug' Campaign For Obama And Marriage Equality

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A prominent gay couple is now taking their colorful campaign in support of same-sex marriage -- and President Obama's re-election -- on the road. ...

The One Political Stand My Fox News Mom and I Can Take Together

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Holly Robinson

My mom is a staunch Republican, a Fox News junkie and the widow of a Navy commander. I have always voted the liberal ticket; I'm an NPR listener. But when Obama became the first president to declare his support for same-sex marriage, Mom shocked me silly.

Obama, Marriage Equality, And Prop 8: Then And Now

Chana Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chana Wilson

Four years later, we are still married in California, along with the 18,000 same-sex couples who squeaked in before Prop 8 passed, but we are still seen as single by the feds, thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). But hallelujah: Change is afoot!

Will Obama's Support Of Marriage Equality Keep Some Blacks Home On Election Day?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

In this 2012 presidential election Obama's biggest support base will have dropped precipitously. And it will be because of both the Democratic Party's and Obama's pronouncement on marriage equality.

President Obama's Emancipation Proclamation

Ray Errol Fox | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Ray Errol Fox

In President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage, he has in effect "edited" and enhanced Jefferson's classic dictum to avow, unequivocally, all men and women are created equal. It may be the last major civil rights action of our time.

Is Ryan Murphy an Activist? - The New Normal Review

Taylor Cole Miller | Posted 11.06.2012 | TV
Taylor Cole Miller

At the end of the day, The New Normal is a good-intentioned albeit problematic show that should change its tagline to read: "If a straight family can have a Honey Boo Boo why can't we too?"

'But's Are Over

Jeffery Self | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeffery Self

This is my personal request to my family, friends, co-workers, and Nicki Minaj (just kidding -- I don't really care about Nicki Minaj either way) to think about just how important an issue equality is. It is no longer OK to say, "I like gay people, and I love you, but I don't support gay marriage."

Conservative TV Ad: Obama Forcing Gay Marriage On The Country

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The socially conservative super PAC Campaign for American Values is running an ad campaign in the Charlotte media market this week ...

Obama Targeted Over Gay Marriage Stance

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

A pro-Mitt Romney super PAC released a new ad this week targeting President Obama's support of gay marriage, urging voters to look to the Romney campa...

My Red Hat: A Better World Is Shaping Up For The 21st Century

David Leddick | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Leddick

When I was 14 I got a red hat for Christmas. It was a hat I'd longed to have and never thought I would have -- too girly for boys at that time. It was then that I realized that things you never expected to happen could happen.