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Mario Cantone on His First San Francisco Stint

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

I really only had three or four questions for stage actor Michael Cantone to ponder, but in 2010, what with the political climate the way it is and gay rights still a pressing concern, a chat-fest ensued.

Sam Stein

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Author: We Will Look Back At This Debate With Puzzlement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The day after he helped shepherd legislation through the House that initiates the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Penn.) predic...

Choi: So When Do the Military Discharges End?

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

The President promised he would be a "fierce advocate" for the Lesbian and Gay communities, but as his Presidency continues, I can't help but wonder if he is a "reluctant advocate."

Martin Ssempa, Anti-Gay Ugandan Pastor, Shows Church Gay Porn Videos

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Martin Ssempa, a Ugandan pastor, has shown hardcore pornography to a crowd gathered in a Kampala church in an effort to stir anti-homosexual sentiment...

Sam Stein

Obama Will Address 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: White House senior adviser David Axelrod confirmed on Wednesday evening what the Huffington Post was reporting earlier: that the President wil...

Don't Ask Don't Tell: Gay Voters Are Growing Impatient For Equality

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a candidate for president, Barack Obama told the country's leading gay rights group, the Human Rights Campaign, "America is ready to get rid of the...

Brooklyn Gay Community Receives 2 Million From City Council To Build "Pride Community Center" | Bao Ong | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In nearly three decades of living in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, Marianne Nicolosi has watched New York's most populous borough become home to one of t...

Gay Married Couples Suing The Government Over DOMA

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Gay married couples suing the government over a federal law that doesn't recognize same-sex unions say there is "no legitimate or plaus...

Q&A With a California Homosexual

C. Brian Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
C. Brian Smith

Homosexuals are a lot like normal people.

Barack Obama: America's First Gay President?

Timothy Patrick McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Patrick McCarthy

Election Day 2008 was one of the greatest days of my life: We finally had an ally in the White House who would fight with and for us. In retrospect, we were foolish to have such hope.

Profiles in Courage: JFK and Barack Obama

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Here's the speech I would like to hear Obama make on Saturday when he addresses the national meeting of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest lesbian and gay civil rights organization in the nation.

Sam Stein

Melody Barnes, Obama Adviser, Signals Support For Gay Marriage | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: ABC News has posted video (below) of White House domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes acknowledging disagreement with President Obama on the ...

The National Equality March: Confessions and Snapshots

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

Yesterday's National Equality March was a remarkably diverse gathering of LGBT people and our allies many tens of thousands strong.

President Obama Should Show He's Queer Like Us

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Show the world, Mr. President, how we are just like you, and perhaps more important, how you are just like us: In what ways are we pretty normal, and in what ways are you kinda Queer?

Sam Stein

Melody Barnes's Semi-Endorsement Of Gay Marriage Causes Discomfort In White House | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's a poorly kept secret that inside the Obama White House, plenty of of aides, staffers, and high-ranking officials support gay marriage. In fact, t...

Obama Nominates First Openly Gay US Marshal...

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has nominated a Minnesota policewoman to become the first openly gay person to serve as a U.S. marshal. Sharon L...

Obama's Big Gay Speech: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

President Obama will address the Human Rights Campaign -- the largest gay rights fundraiser in the country -- this Saturday, and a number of HuffPost bloggers have weighed in.

Obama To Address Human Rights Campaign Saturday

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to address the nation's largest gay rights group this weekend in an effort to mollify an uneasy Democr...

MLK Day: An Opportunity for President Obama to Speak Out in Favor of Equal Rights

Jon Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Barrett

I have every hope that President Obama will take Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the most important of commemorative holidays as an opportunity to speak out in favor of equal rights for all - including gays and lesbians.

DNC Treasurer Blames John Aravosis For Gay Anger At Obama

AMERICAblog Gay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DNC Treasurer Andy Tobias joined in the comments section last night of John's latest post about the DNC's, and White House's, growing gay problem. And...

Obama's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Pledge Questioned By Gays

AP | CHRISTINE SIMMONS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama restated his campaign pledge to allow homosexual men and women to serve openly in the military, but many in ...

Gay Rights Speech: What Should Obama Say Tonight?

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jose Antonio Vargas

What should Obama -- the first minority president -- say in what's being called his "big gay speech"?

What the Gay Boycott of the DNC Can Do

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

There is a gay boycott of the Democratic Party afoot, and it has the potential to turn into something that leads to real change in American politics.

The Gay Generation Gap: Reflections on the National Equality March

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

Where are the GLBT prophets who call us all to account? If it is true that denying marriage to gays is a moral deficiency, why haven't gay leaders framed it that way?

Gays, Guts and Reality: What Time Is the Right Time to Keep Obama's Promises?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

During the campaign, there was a belief that, in the same way African Americans saw Bill Clinton as the first black president, Obama would be the first gay president. That hasn't happened.