iOS app Android app

Richard Tisei

Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In the bizarro election of 2014, where the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage backed pro-gay Democratic candidates to show the GOP that they will help defeat any Republican candidate who veers from the evangelical right's agenda, pro-gay hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer helped the anti-gay GOP take control of the U.S. Senate.

Amanda Terkel

The GOP Will Still Have No Openly Gay Members Of Congress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The two men hoping to diversify the Republican Party by showing that being gay doesn't necessarily require being a Democrat lost their c...

Richard Tisei Midterm Election Results

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Republican Richard Tisei lost his race against Democrat Seth Moulton in Massachusetts on Tuesday. Tisei and Moulton were facing off to represent th...

Conservatives Don't Want You To Vote For Pro-Marriage Equality GOP Candidates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Three leading conservative organizations said Thursday that they will "mount a concerted effort" urging voters to refuse to cast ballots for three Rep...

Nine-Term Dem's Primary Loss Upends Massachusetts House Race

AP | By STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — For months, state and national Republican groups have been criticizing Democratic Rep. John Tierney in Massachusetts' 6th Congressiona...

Here's Why You Shouldn't Back a Candidate Just Because He's Gay

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Do you think it's in the best interest of LGBT people to add another GOP seat to the House of Representatives? Whether you're gay or straight, pro- or anti-LGBT, you couldn't answer that question with anything other than a firm "No!"

GOP House Candidate May Have Violated Campaign Finance Laws

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei may have violated campaign finance laws during his 2012 bid for Congress, according to ...

Amanda Terkel

Barney Frank Urges LGBT Community To Vote Against Gay Republican Candidate | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign for Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District has received a significant amount of national attention this cycle, in large ...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Candidates Slow To Embrace Marriage Equality, Despite Growing Support From Base | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican voters, like the American public as a whole, are growing more and more supportive of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual ...

Gay GOP Candidate Boycotting Party Convention

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

Openly gay GOP congressional candidate Richard Tisei (R-Mass.) is boycotting the state's Republican convention in protest of the party's platform. ...

LGBT Group Endorses Gay Republicans Running For Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund announced its endorsement Tuesday of two New England Republicans running for Congress: Richard Tisei, a former Massac...

Openly Gay Republican Richard Tisei Expected To Challenge John Tierney To A Rematch

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Republican Richard R. Tisei, a former Massachusetts Senate minority leader, is expected to officially announce his candidacy for the state's 6th Congr...

Gay Republican Candidates Vying To Make Election History

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Dan Innis' husband persuaded him to run for the U.S. House. It didn't matter that Innis, a former business school dean, fac...

Republicans Tussle Over Gay Candidates

Politico | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pus...

Jason Linkins

Bitter Republican Party Won't Even Acknowledge New England's Existence Anymore | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

UPDATE, 1/9/2012: Good news, America! The House Republican Conference has decided to pursue a 50-state strategy, and now the weird blank space on thei...

Richard Tisei: The Right Kind of Republican for Massachusetts

Brian Jencunas | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Brian Jencunas

Pro-choice and openly gay, Tisei identifies as a "live and let live Republican," who wants government out of the bedroom as well as the boardroom.

Do The Math: Party Matters In The Fight For LGBT Equality

Rep. Barney Frank | Posted 12.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Rep. Barney Frank

There is simply no logical basis whatsoever for arguing that voting for Republicans this year is a good way to advance LGBT legal equality. Yet the Log Cabin Republicans argue exactly that. Given the stakes for our rights in this election, it is important to examine their rationale.

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner, DOMA Defender, Campaigns For Openly Gay GOP Candidate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has long opposed gay rights, from his opposition to repealing "don't ask, don't tell" to his vote ag...

Amanda Terkel

Massachusetts GOP Weighs Embracing Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion National Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts is one of the bluest states in the nation, where even Republican politicians often find themselves staking out relatively ...

A Tale of Two Conventions

Peter Ubertaccio | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Peter Ubertaccio

In the tale of two party conventions, Massachusetts Republicans will find their decades-long challenge.

Patrick Svitek

More Republican Candidates Buck Grover Norqust No-Tax Pledge | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Scott Rigell's (R-Va.) message for up-and-coming Republicans would have been considered political heresy just two years ago: You do...

Gay Politicians Come Out In Force For 2012

The Daily Beast | Allison Yarrow | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Kyrsten Sinema, a seven-year veteran of the Arizona legislature, is running to become the first openly bisexual member of Congress....

Richard Tisei, Openly Gay Republican, Picked As GOP Gubernatorial Candidate's Running Mate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker has picked an openly gay running mate. Baker announced that he had picked State Senate M...