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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 ...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Houston Mayor Annise Parker

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Annise Parker's win in her 2009 mayoral race makes Houston the largest city in the U.S. to have a gay mayor, even though the red state has a history o...

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...

Romney Reaffirms Position On Boy Scouts Gay Ban

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- For the physician in Illinois, the attorney in Kentucky, the arts editor in Oregon, their Eagle Scout medals were treasured reminders of y...

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. ...

GOP Quietly Embraces Gay Republicans Despite Differences

McClatchy | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

A quiet transformation is taking place in the Republican Party, which has begun to embrace openly gay candidates – and among gay Republicans, who no...

An Open Letter To A Future Gay President Of The United States

Zach Stafford | Posted 05.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Zach Stafford

You will spawn a million discussions and debates around living in a post-racial and post-homophobic society, but as CNN covers this celebratory event, another LGBTQ youth will sleep in a dark alley in Chicago, with no home, and another child will contemplate suicide.

Michelangelo Signorile

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson On Why He's Gay Voters' Best Presidential Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Former New Mexico GOP Gov. Gary Johnson says he’s the best presidential choice for gay voters -- better than even President Obama -- calling Newt G...

Michelangelo Signorile

Prominent LGBT Figures Offer Their Predictions And Hopes For 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.10.2012 | Gay Voices

As the new year begins, prominent LGBT figures are sharing their predictions and hopes for 2012 with HuffPost Gay Voices. I couldn't agree more wi...

Michelangelo Signorile

The Top 12 Gay Politics Stories Of 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.26.2011 | Gay Voices

For LGBT Americans, 2011 was a year of enormous triumph and hope, with marriage coming to New York, the sixth and most populous state, and the ban on ...

New Jersey Town Elects First Openly Gay African-American Republican Mayor

Chatham Patch | Laura Silvius | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Bruce Harris isn't a big fan of campaigning. But now he can at least enjoy the result of his efforts....

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...

Gay Legislators Having Impact In Marriage Debates

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Of America's 7,382 state legislators, only 85 are openly gay or lesbian. They are, however, playing an outsized and often impassioned rol...

Broadmoor Reflections: What Gay Acceptance Feels Like Over Time

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Steve Clemons

A recent visit to Broadmoor, Colorado made me feel that great progress has been made in this country and history is tilting in good directions for the most part when it comes to tolerance and acceptance.

Icelandic PM Becomes First Head Of State To Enter Same-Sex Marriage

AP | LOUISE NORDSTROM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

STOCKHOLM — Iceland's prime minister made history last week when she wed her girlfriend, becoming the world's first head of government to enter ...

Orrin Hatch On Gays: 'Their Religion Is Politics'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) says that Republicans need to get the money flowing the way the gay community does for Democrats -- though it helps, he said...

Weekly Reader: Offensive PETA ads, Ricky Martin, & the Bob Craig Media Award

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bil Browning

Come visit to see why The Bilerico Project was named one of the top 10 LGBT political blogs in the nation.

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.

Obama Appoints Openly-Gay Hochberg To Run Export-Import Bank

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A source tells me Fred Hochberg, an openly gay former Clinton Administration official, will be named to head the Export-Import Bank. Hochberg, who wa...

Tipper Gore Comes Out Against Prop 8

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

Tipper Gore... announced her opposition to Proposition 8 Saturday night during the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's 37th Anniversary gala in Los Angeles.