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Accept And Tolerate My Gay Kid? That's Not Good Enough

Amelia | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

With politicians there is a lot talk of "acceptance" and "tolerance" when it comes to homosexuality. I accept the fact that I have to pay taxes. I tolerate the fact that I have to go to the dentist. Why should either of those words apply to how a parent feels about their child?

We Should Respect Our Straight Allies' Coming-Out Journeys

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

I've been disturbed by some reactions from the gay community to three specific public announcements regarding coming out and gay rights. In each instance the person announcing their sexual orientation or their support for same-sex marriage has been vilified.

The Day I Had To Face My Republican Father Over Gay Marriage

Rob Watson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I relate to the family of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on many levels. Like Will Portman, I am also the son of a staunch Republican dad to whom I came out. As with the Portmans, our political viewpoints and their conflicts with our individual integrity brought us to a moment of truth.

Michelangelo Signorile

Tammy Baldwin Addresses GOP Senator's Gay Marriage Reversal | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who in 2012 became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, says she spent a full day in...

WATCH: More Republicans For Marriage Equality

Matt Baume | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

As always, it's been a busy week for marriage equality. There was Rob Portman and his gay son, Obama's comments on the cases before the Supreme Court, and lots of legislation advancing from Colorado to Rhode Island. And of course there was the news about Hillary.

Conservatives Go After Senator's Gay Son

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Days after Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) publicly reversed his stance on same-sex marriage, conservative pundits and activists have singled out the polit...

Rob Portman and the Road to (Gay) Damascus

Jonathan Diamond | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Diamond

The tide of history is on the side of marriage equality and the faster it gains acceptance the better. But forgive me for not getting all wound up about a growing shift in views on this at the ossified top of the Republican Party. There really is no shift.

Phyllis Schlafly: RNC Should 'Ignore' Rob Portman

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

In an announcement at the National Press Club on Monday, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Sen. Rob Portman "will be supporte...

Thanks, Sen. Portman, But...

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Zeng

What about the opponents of same-sex marriage who do not have gay children? What about the bullies of LGBT youth? What about the perpetrators of hate crimes? What about religious leaders who preach hate? What will it take for these people to reexamine their beliefs?

The Portmans: Profiles In Courage

Tom Carpenter | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Carpenter

Sen. Portman could have remained silent about his son's coming out. That inaction would have been politically expedient for a conservative member of the Republican Party. Instead, he took to the air and wrote an op-ed explaining why he had changed his position on marriage equality.

Michelangelo Signorile

Anti-Gay GOP Senator Left Speechless At CPAC | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay GOP Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, a staunch opponent of gay marriage who once boasted on the floor of the Senate that he was “very proud...

GOP Senator Reverses Stance On Gay Marriage After Son Comes Out

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has reversed his stance on same-sex marriage two years after learning that his son is gay, several Ohio news outlets, includ...