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Richard Socarides

The State of the Progressive Movement: New York

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Dana Beyer

Two of next year's Democratic presidential contenders, Gov. Martin O'Malley of my current home state of Maryland and Gov. Andrew Cuomo the state of my youth, New York, both consider themselves progressive. Neither of them, however, can be called "progressive" in the traditional sense of the world.

Jennifer Bendery

Gerry Studds: The Pioneer Gay Congressman Almost Nobody Remembers | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds (D-Mass) faces reporters outside the U.S. Capitol on July 20, 1983, after he was censured on the House floor. (AP Photo/John Du...

Richard Socarides, Son of the Founder of Conversion Therapy, on Coming Out to His Dad

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

Dr. Charles Socarides didn't just believe that homosexuality could be cured, he was one of the most sought-after therapists for people who wanted to become straight. And for Richard, that hit a little too close to home.

Former Clinton Adviser Sounds Off On Obama's Gay Marriage Stance In The New Yorker | Posted by Richard Socarides | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After a year in which we saw a number of high-profile gay-rights victories, including the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and the legislative enactm...

Former Clinton Adviser Speaks Out On DOMA

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton appeared on CNN today to discuss Defense of Marriage Act on the eve of a possible Senate Judiciary C...

Amanda Terkel

Gay Voters' Support For Republicans Nearly Doubled From 2008 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans made significant inroads among gay and lesbian voters in the midterm elections, with national exit polls for the House races...

President Obama - Give Us an LGBT Advocate

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

"Equal rights," while always counted in the litany of core liberal and progressive principles and "values," always is set aside or thrown under the bus in favor of some real or imagined political expediency.