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Obama Nominates Todd Hughes, Openly Gay Lawyer, To Court Of Appeals

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama nominated openly gay Justice Department attorney Todd Hughes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday, ...

WATCH: HuffPost Live Tackles 'Is Gay The New Black?'

Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

In his inaugural address, President Obama discussed the civil rights movement and the fight for gay equality leading many to compare the journeys of t...

Pass The Torch... And The Ritalin: Keeping Focused On LGBT Equality

John Carroll | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

Why, not even 24 hours after the most powerful man in the free world mentioned the Stonewall riots and gay rights in his inaugural speech, did some people come down with a crippling case of selective amnesia and focus on the alleged lip-syncing of a disco diva?

WATCH: Celebrity Makeup Artist Joe Hubrich Talks Coming Out

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 03.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Marti Gould Cummings


No Apology

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

Several have noted the president's unapologetic tone in his second inaugural address. With the whole world watching, it was a call to action to end discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans. For that we can be proud. I know I am.

Anti-Gay Pundit Makes Major Historical Gaffe In New Obama Rant

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Buster Wilson has joined the chorus of conservative voices angered by President Barack Obama's inaugural references ...

By Linking Stonewall With Seneca Falls And Selma, Obama Reminds Us That LGBT Rights Are Civil Rights

Waymon Hudson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

With one thundering line President Obama gave recognition to the commonality of our civil rights struggles, from women's suffrage to African-American civil rights to LGBT equality. He took the LGBT community's fight for equality and folded it completely into the fabric of what America means.

Obama's Rorschach

John T. Woolley | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
John T. Woolley

Not surprisingly, people have tended to hear Obama saying things consistent with their ideological predispositions. Liberals were thrilled with his explicit references to gay rights and climate change, and conservatives have taken the speech as a pledge to defend the status quo.

Obama Displays 'Ignorance' During Address, Says Pundit: 'Nobody Is Born Gay'

Posted 01.24.2013 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer condemned President Barack Obama's inaugural address, pointing specifically to -- you guessed it -- th...

Following Historic Speech, Working to Realize the Promise of LGBT Equality Under the Law

Ian Thompson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

A top first 100 days recommendation is for President Obama to sign an executive order to prohibit companies that receive contracts from the federal government to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

President Obama's History-Making Gay Rights Inaugural Speech

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

By referring to the Stonewall riots in the same sentence as Seneca Falls and Selma, Obama put the LGBT rights struggle within the context of the great civil rights movements in American history. When the first African-American president says that discrimination is discrimination, that is profound.

Morning Links: Wyoming, The Supreme Court, And The 'Gay Cure'

Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Lila Shapiro

-- Lawmakers in Wyoming are pushing to legalize same-sex marriage, and several Republicans in the state are already on board. -- At the New Yorker, ...

Activist And LOGO Star Jonathan Lovitz On The Trevor Project And Coming Out (VIDEO)

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Marti Gould Cummings


Bad News For Westboro Baptist Church

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Bad news for the Westboro Baptist Church and other right-wing groups: the percentage of Americans who sincerely believe that homosexuality is a sin ha...

Petition President Obama To Enact LGBT Equality Now!

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

We think it's time that Obama use his authority to demonstrate that the federal government will finally begin to offer LGBT Americans equal treatment under the law by enacting executive orders, amending existing ones and promoting legislation that sets a government-wide precedent for equality.

A Look At 2012 In Just 4 Minutes

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

From President Obama's election victory to the historic gay rights wins across the nation to the tragedies in Connecticut and Colorado, a stunning new...

The Greatest Gay Viral Videos Of 2012

Posted 12.30.2012 | Gay Voices

The international relevance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues was confirmed numerous ways in 2012. These incredible videos --...

Back To Work: All Eyes On Full LGBT Equality

Joe Sudbay | Posted 01.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Sudbay

We all know that Election Day, including the reelection of President Obama, was historic for LGBT Americans. Now we need to translate those results into tangible, concrete change.

What America's Top LGBT Leaders Think Obama Must Do Next

David Badash | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
David Badash

I asked 10 of America's top LGBT leaders what they are thinking. From GLAAD to HRC to GetEQUAL, leaders from some of the most active organizations, along with independent and grassroots activists and opinion shapers, shared with me their thoughts and plans for "Obama 2.0."

There's No Going Back!

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Lorri L. Jean

What a difference four years make! In the progress of social justice movements, it's rare to see change happen this quickly, but the tide of LGBT civil rights has turned. Tuesday's election is historic for everyone who supports our country's principles of freedom and justice.

On LGBT Equality, It's Very Clear Where The Trend Lines Are Going

Joe Sudbay | Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Sudbay

The arc of the moral universe bent a bit more toward justice on Tuesday. The president helped move the issue of LGBT equality forward -- and his reelection campaign was helped by moving it along, too. There's a new conventional wisdom: LGBT equality is a winning issue.

Obama 2.0: What A Difference Four Years Make!

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

When Obama says he'll fight for your family, he means all our families -- including LGBT families. Today we celebrate the reelection of a president who has not only given us change we can believe in but who has given us progress to take heart in.

Our First Election Out Of The Closet

Guy Branum | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Guy Branum

We're used to hiding: hiding externally to protect ourselves from the hostility of others, and hiding in our own heads from reminders of a world that rejects us. But times have changed. President Obama has come out in support of us. We have to come out in support of ourselves, too.

Family And Politics, Sister And Brother, Republican And Democrat

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
James Stack

Some people may think it odd that the person I'm closest to in my family, my sister, is a Republican -- and not just any Republican. She has informed me of each time the Romneys have visited her home, and she told me that she will be with them in Boston on election night.

The Great Gay Election Of 2012

Todd Fernandez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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.