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Democratic Party Gay Rights

We'll 'Max Out,' but at What Cost?

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

How can the Democratic Party ask LGBT donors to "max out" after ignoring our pleas to protect us against discrimination in the workplace? So on Tuesday night, Ellen Sturtz, a longtime activist and a previous Democratic donor, asked the first lady that question.

Does Supporting Obama Make Me Hung Up On Being Gay?

William Dameron | Posted 12.23.2012 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

Recently a family member told me that I was "too hung up on being gay" because I support Obama's stance on marriage equality. In the same week an acquaintance sent me an email asking if I'd defriended him on Facebook because he voiced his support for Republicans.

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.

On The Ground In North Carolina

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara | Posted 11.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

This week the Democratic Party will make history by becoming the first major American political party to endorse both marriage and employment equality for LGBT people. That this position will be ratified in Charlotte, N.C., highlights a dilemma that is both political and moral in nature.

Gay Rights On A National Party Platform? The Greens Did That Decades Ago

Ron Suresha | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Ron Suresha

Please, don't start calling the Democrat Party "progressive" because of this one long-awaited act of kindness to us. The real progressive party in this nation, the Green Party, has always affirmed that our rights as gender and sexual minorities are human rights.