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WATCH: Gay Maryland Senator 'Never Thought' He'd See State's Same-Sex Marriage Victory

Posted 11.08.2012 | Gay Voices

Maryland's same-sex marriage victory has personal implications for one state senator. The Washington Post interviews Rich Madaleno, the first and ...

LOOK: LGBT Election Night Victories Across The Nation

Posted 11.08.2012 | Gay Voices

Tammy Baldwin's groundbreaking Election Night victory has already been praised by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates, who ...

12 Openly LGBT Candidates Involved In Groundbreaking Runs For Office

Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced its annual "Races to Watch" list featuring openly LGBT candidates, naming 12 candidates involved in gro...

Gay Washington Senator Remains Rooted In His Catholic Faith

The National Catholic Reporter | Julie Gunter | Posted 10.13.2012 | Gay Voices

This article first appeared on National Catholic Reporter. SEATTLE -- Two churches in Elma, Wash. -- one Catholic, one Episcopal -- share a bond of...

Tammy Baldwin Talks Senate Candidacy, LGBT Issues At DNC

Posted 09.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Openly lesbian Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin discussed her historic candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, noting that "breaking through these glas...

25 Politicians Who Have Faced Gay Rumors

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra & Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Claims over Charlie Crist's alleged homosexuality have gotten particularly ugly in recent weeks, though the former Florida governor has attempted to q...

Two California Cities Honor Harvey Milk With Street, Park

Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices

Two California cities are paying tribute to Harvey Milk with unique monuments on what would have been the slain gay rights leader's 82nd birthday. ...

Pennsylvania Set To Elect First Openly Gay State Lawmaker

Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Pennsylvania is set to get its first openly gay state lawmaker after a Democratic state House primary left Brian Sims with an open path to election in...

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....

Michelangelo Signorile

Houston Mayor Annise Parker: President Obama Needs To Evolve 'Faster' On Marriage Equality | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.27.2012 | Gay Voices

Houston’s openly lesbian Mayor Annise Parker, newly re-elected to a second term, says President Obama needs to evolve "faster" on marriage equality,...

Barney Frank Talks Wedding Ring, Rick Santorum

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

U.S Representative Barney Frank is considered by most to be the most prominent gay politician in the country. He brought his fiancee, who's a welder a...

WATCH: Arizona GOP Sheriff Faces Allegations He Tried To Deport Gay Ex-Lover

Posted 02.18.2012 | Gay Voices

One of Arizona's rising Republican stars is facing allegations he threatened to deport a Mexican resident who claims to have been his gay ex-lover. ...

Oklahoma Elects First Openly Gay Senator

Posted 02.15.2012 | Gay Voices

Oklahoma elected its first openly gay state senator, with State Rep. Al McAffrey soaring to a landslide victory Tuesday night. The 63-year-old McA...

Finland's Gay Presidential Candidate Faces Tough Election Battle

AP | By MATTI HUUHTANEN | Posted 02.04.2012 | Gay Voices

HELSINKI -- For his supporters, Pekka Haavisto's breakthrough into Finland's presidential runoff defies fears that tolerance is waning in Finland. The...

PHOTOS: Who Will Be The Next Barney Frank?

Posted 12.06.2011 | Gay Voices

Liberal champion Barney Frank's decision not to seek re-election has been deemed a considerable blow to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ...

Meet Belgium's Gay Prime Minister

BBC News | Patrick Jackson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices

Elio Di Rupo, the man tipped to end Belgium's seemingly intractable government crisis, has been grappling with challenges all his life. On one leve...

PHOTOS: LGBT Candidates Win Big In 2011 Elections

Posted 01.09.2012 | Gay Voices

Election Day 2011 proved victorious for many LGBT candidates and their causes, with at least 53 out of 75 candidates endorsed by the Gay & Lesbian Vic...

10 Gay Candidates to Watch This Election Day

Chuck Wolfe | Posted 12.17.2011 | Gay Voices
Chuck Wolfe

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has announced its list of "10 Races to Watch" for 2011. Each of the openly gay and lesbian candidates on the list faces a general election Nov. 8. These are exciting and, in some cases, even historic races.

Could This Man Be Ireland's First Openly Gay President?

Posted 11.28.2011 | Gay Voices

David Norris, an Irish senator and a prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate, could become his nation's first openly ...

WATCH: Maher Outed Mehlman As Gay On 'Larry King' In 2006

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

During a live broadcast of CNN's "Larry King Live" in 2006, Bill Maher suggested to Larry King that Ken Mehlman, then-chairman of the Republican Natio...

Madame Mayor: Why So Rare?

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Gregory

Annise Parker's election as Houston's mayor throws down the gauntlet to all cities to expand their resource base by advancing more women and minorities through public service and business.

Icelandic Minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, Would Be World's First Gay PM

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

This represents the first time that a gay leader has assumed the reins of a modern state -- and in a time of crisis.

Milk, The Biopic and The Lesson

Josh Bolotsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Josh Bolotsky

Milk manages to balance the needs of two very different films in its running time. It is, first of all, a superb biopic, as well as a meditation on the responsibility activists have to the people.