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Matthew Shepard's Mom: Clinton Got 'Bad Advice' On DOMA

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has endured significant criticism for signing the Defense of Marriage Act into law in 1996 -- and he has since had ...

My Vote Doesn't Define Me -- Or You

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Phu Nguyen

Today, tomorrow, and in all my days before I die, I will be the president of my life despite who I vote to be the president of the United States. I take ownership of my failures and my successes, and I think the country would be significantly changed if we all did across all parties.

The First 'Gay' Inauguration

Patrick Flanary | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick Flanary

Monday, almost 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. revealed his dream for progress on equality, President Obama invoked the word "gay" during his inaugural address, a first for any president.

Obama Urging Illinois Lawmakers To Legalize Gay Marriage

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is urging the Illinois General Assembly to legalize gay marriage in his home state as lawmakers are poised to take up the measu...

A Remarkable Year for Transgender Civil Rights

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

The "baker's dozen" of 2012 -- the most incredible 13 months in transgender (as well as LGBT) civil rights history, began on Dec 6, 2011, with two remarkable events.

Ellen, Ricky, Chaz And Other LGBT Celebs On Obama's Re-Election, Gay Marriage Victories

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Election Day 2012 will go down as a breakthrough night for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. LGBT rights advocates are ...

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.

Pushing the Gay Agenda

Peter DeWitt | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter DeWitt

The more I learn about different schools across the country, the more I realize that many are not doing a thing to make sure that LGBT students can be safe.

Politics Preaching Pastor Targeted By Church State Group

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 05.21.2012 | Religion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An eastern Kentucky Baptist pastor troubled by President Barack Obama's views on gay marriage violated federal law when he urged hi...

Former Navy Chaplain: People Are Recruited To Homosexuality By 'Marketing'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Yet another right-wing pundit has come forward with puzzling declarations in an effort to denounce President Obama's support of same-sex marriage last...

It Is Now Symbolically Necessary To Reelect Obama

Justin Huang | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Huang

A terrified gay teenager in middle America has just been told by the president that he or she has just as much a right to love and marry. And that teenager doesn't care about your intellectual meanderings of politicking. All that teenager knows is that it just got better.

No, President Obama Is Not 'The First Gay President'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Even if you accept Toni Morrison's premise that Bill Clinton was "the first black president," which of course Andrew Sullivan is working off of in his essay in Newsweek, it just falls flat when applied to Obama and gays.

Finally, Mr. President

The Harvard Crimson | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
The Harvard Crimson

Despite occasional setbacks like what occurred in North Carolina on Tuesday, it is clear that the direction of cultural shift is toward marriage equality in America.

WATCH: Pat Buchanan Goes Off The Rails

Posted 05.15.2012 | Media

Pat Buchanan attacked President Obama for supporting same-sex marriage on Monday, saying the president's endorsement ignited the official return of th...

Crystal Bell

Ben Folds 'Embarrassed' By North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.14.2012 | Entertainment

Last week, North Carolina passed Amendment One, which defined marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. The constitutional amendment will ...

Pew Survey: Obama Gay Marriage Announcement Didn't Change Most People's Opinion Of Him

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's announcement that he supports gay marriage did not change how most Americans feel about him, according to a Pew Research Cent...

I Wanted To Go To George Clooney's House, Too

Jason Stuart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Stuart

I didn't have an extra $40,000 to go to George Clooney's party to support Barack Obama for president. I wish I could have gone. I worked with George 20 years ago. You only see the back of my head nodding. To me, that was a metaphor for how it was to be an openly gay actor back then.

Ron Dicker

Gay Ads: Does Progress Mean Profit? | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.17.2012 | Business

Same-sex sells. At least the companies behind a wave of gay-themed advertising hope so. Chains such as J.C. Penney and Gap are cultivating an incl...

Weeklings: 'Presidents Are Gay'

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel


I Can't Worry About Gay Marriage; I'm Too Focused on My Own

Graham Milne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Graham Milne

That, I think, is how one preserves the sacred institution of marriage -- by making our own an example of the best that it can be, not fretting fruitlessly over whether other people can or can't get married to the person they love.

President Obama Is Not Pandering To Me

Paul Katz | Posted 05.10.2012 | Queer Voices
Paul Katz

Obama's reasoning has everything to do with total transparency before the election. This statement makes clear who he is as a man and as a president. No more hedging; take it or leave it; and if he loses, he lost while telling the truth.

Am I The Only Gay Who Eyes Obama's 'Evolution' On Gay Marriage With Suspicion?

Lady Bunny | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lady Bunny

I don't comprehend the jubilance that most felt when Obama threw us a bone yesterday. It's a soft bone that doesn't translate into any real policy, and I can't help but think that Obama is using a pro-gay-marriage stance as a smokescreen.

Franklin Graham: Obama Has 'Shaken His Fist' At God

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Evangelist Franklin Graham said in a statement Thursday that President Barack Obama had "shaken his fist" at God when he affirmed his support for same...

Shut My Mouth: The President Has Evolved!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

It seems like just yesterday that I wrote a HuffPost blog complaining about our president and vice president and their "evolving" opinions on gay marriage. Actually, it was yesterday. What a difference a day makes.

Obama's Bold Move On Gay Marriage Presents Opportunities And Pitfalls

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

The president and his advisers must have calculated that the benefits of appearing resolute and firm outweighed the costs of alienating conservative democrats in swing states. In a sense, Obama pulled a card from George W. Bush's playbook, saying to voters, I am the Decider.