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Texas Judge Leaves Republican Party Over Anti-Gay 'Pettiness & Bigotry'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

A San Antonio judge announced Monday that he is leaving the Republican Party, citing the GOP's "pettiness and bigotry" toward the gay community. I...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Republican Opinion Completely Divided On The Party's Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

More than half a year after the former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's loss, Republicans remain in the midst of intra-party argument over whe...

More Republicans Need to Join the Fight for LGBT Equality

Fred Karger | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

The party of Lincoln should once again be the party of equality. More Republicans should join President Obama and so many other Democrats in the fight for the freedom to marry for all LGBT Americans. Ronald Reagan would undoubtedly be championing that fight if he were alive today.

Steps Forward, Steps Backward

Steven Conn | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

We have come to a point in American life where it is no longer acceptable to be homophobic in polite company, but beating up on pregnant women is still good sport. And, apparently, one that carries few political consequences

Ken Mehlman: GOP Evolution On Gay Marriage Is Personal

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Former Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman, who came out as gay in 2010, believes GOP politicians' views on same-sex marriage are affec...

Dem Blasts GOP Colleagues For Supporting Law Making It Illegal For Gays To Have Sex

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Thirty-eight legislators in the Montana state House voted on Monday to keep sex between gay people illegal, a fact that elicited a stinging rebuke fro...

A Republican Discovers His Heart

Mark Morford | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Rob Portman's views on the issues of the day still bode quite ill and ugly for modern culture as a whole. Until now. Until, I'm guessing, just this once.

GOP Problem Threatens Party's Competitiveness

The Daily Beast | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

There’s nothing cooler in today’s overwhelmingly white, overwhelmingly Anglo Republican Party than being neither....

Gay Republicans: The Enemy Within?

John Carroll | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

You could imagine my shock a few evenings after the election when, at a friend's party, someone was introduced to me thus: "This is Mark. He's a gay Republican. He supported Romney." I was so shocked by his political views that I had to excuse myself and walk away.

Amanda Terkel

Ken Mehlman Launches Project To Build Conservative Support For Marriage Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since widespread Democratic wins on Election Day, Republicans have been searching for ways to reach out to new voters -- beyond their tr...

How Gay Republicans Lost Dismally When 2012 Should Have Been Their Year

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Had the Log Cabin Republicans not endorsed Romney, they would now have more pull within the GOP. They would be able to tell GOP leaders, in the midst of the handwringing over the party's "demographic problem," that had Romney backed off his harsh line on gay rights, they could have helped him win.

It's The Environment, Stupid

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

The Republican Party must face a lesson with important human consequences: It cannot deny rights and attention to LGBT, female and minority communities if it wishes to remain a mainstream presence in American politics.

Election 2012: Trust Romney... Because He's Lying?

Waymon Hudson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

Supporters of Romney are now trying desperately to spin his lack of moral certainty as a good thing. The argument for Romney has become: "You don't like this current Romney? Don't worry, he'll change into whatever you want after the election and be great! Trust us!"

I Don't Want To Be This Gay

Kel Kelly | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Kel Kelly

You know the one-dimensional friends who show up in your Facebook timeline and their posts are always about the same subject matter? I have become one of these one-dimensional people, and I can't stand it.

The Big Lie: 'I Love My Gay Friends, But I'm Voting For Romney Anyway'

Christopher Hennessy | Posted 12.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Christopher Hennessy

We have a week left. Share your feelings with those who love you, and ask that they do the right thing. Tell them that the future they think Romney will give them comes at a cost, sadly. And it might not be their friends but their very children who ask for their money back.

The 10 Greatest Indignities Against LGBT People

Rob Watson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

Why are we mad? Because for too long LGBT people in our society have been stripped of simple dignity and decency. We have been denied all the things that we are supposed to deserve in a country based on "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

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.

Lila Shapiro

The Pink Elephant In The Room: An Inside Look At The World Of Gay Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices

The night before the Republican National Convention began in Tampa last month, a group of gay Republicans sipped wine and ate crab cakes at the Rusty ...

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...

Laura Bassett

Romney Bullying Story Creates Awkward Timing For House Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Last week's blockbuster report in the Washington Post that Mitt Romney bullied a closeted gay classmate in prep school creates a bit of uncomfortable ...

The Wrong Side Of History

Lucas Case | Posted 07.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Lucas Case

When President Barack Obama told the nation last week that he supports same-sex marriage, I wanted to believe that his announcement was merely a communication error. This is something I wanted my party, the Republican Party, to be the first to make progress on.

Why Democrats Should Accept And Collaborate With Gay Republicans

Padraig McCoid | Posted 07.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Padraig McCoid

Between the two parties, Democrats are the clear choice if a voter considers gay rights an important issue. The reality we must embrace, though, is that we need Republicans to pass federal protections.

Gay Republicans: Give Up The Nostalgia Trip And Get Real

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 06.24.2012 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Gay Republicans want to believe they can recapture what their party "used to be," recover their rosy view of what a formerly great institution once stood for. But to stay, they are forced (well, no one is forcing them) to accept delusion or outright rejection as the price of staying.

Sexual Counterrevolution In The GOP

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Nancy L. Cohen

Americans "have a constitutional right to be gay." So said Barry Goldwater, the 1964 right-wing Republican presidential candidate, in 1994. How the Republican Party has changed. Indeed, how the GOP changed goes a long way toward explaining America's national political delirium.

And Again: Political Strategy Trumps Female Well-Being

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.21.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

With mounting signs that the economy is getting some traction, boiling populist rage is dialing down to a grumbling simmer. This raises the possibility of the GOP nightmare scenario: voters going into the election in a reasonably upbeat mood.