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Nevada Republican Could Become Nation's First Transgender State Legislator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

A transgender woman clinched the Republican nomination to represent a Nevada Assembly seat in a race that could have national implications. Lauren...

Making History, Undermining Stereotypes and Changing the LGBT Equality Movement

Ashland Johnson | Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Ashland Johnson

But athletes like Sam, Griner, Collins and Gordon are changing this. By boldly coming out in such public ways, they have become -- for many people -- the faces of the LGBT moment, and they are challenging assumptions about what the LGBT community looks like.

Candis Cayne Defends Drag Race: 'I Don't Think the Word "Tranny" Is Wrong'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.10.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Throughout her career, Candis Cayne has admittedly embraced her role as an unofficial spokeswoman for all things trans. When it comes to the community's recent outcry against terminology deemed "transphobic" on RuPaul's Drag Race, though, Cayne takes an opposing stance.

Utah Governor: States Not Defending Gay Marriage Bans Is 'Next Step To Anarchy'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R), resolute in his quest to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage, is disappointed that other states don't feel compell...

Racial Divide in LGBTQ Communities Could Have Derailed Marriage Debate in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

To the surprise of white LGBTQ organizations, both the LGBTQ African-American community and the straight African-American community had much to say about the white queer political machine's appropriation of the language of the black civil rights movement, done without participation by people of color.

National LGBT Organizations: Welcome to the South

Cindy Abel | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
Cindy Abel

For years southern states have been treated as the step-children of the LGBT movement. Few national organizations invested any real money, compared to other parts of the country where wins were more predictable. Even gay folks said "we won't get equality til the whole country has equality."

Lesbian PAC Unveils First Midterm Election Endorsements

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

LPAC, the country's only lesbian-backed political action committee, announced its first round of endorsements for this election cycle, as well as a si...

Dem Senator Attacks GOP Senate Opponent Over Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

A senator in a tough reelection race unveiled a new front in his attacks against a well-funded Republican challenger by attempting to make marriage eq...

WATCH: Times May Finally Be Changing For Gays in Peru

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Despite international strides to recognize and protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, ultra-conservative countries like Peru ha...

Mississippi Goddam

Matthew Ebert | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

I want sexual and gender minorities to go home. I want you to see the world from a small town, as I have. If only for one summer, I want you to feel safe and alive in the forest and the field. I want those places to do for you what they have done for me.

Gay-Bashed by Allies: Dirty Tricks in Politics

Cindy Abel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Cindy Abel

Dirty tricks and lies are, unfortunately, too often part of the political game. But the real "kick in the gut" -- especially to a qualified, openly LGBT candidate -- is that this particular one comes from a professed progressive.

Rick Snyder Says He Won't Take Gay Marriage Position

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said Monday that he won't contest a court ruling on the legality of same-sex marriages in his state, and insisted he has...

Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill Inspired This State Lawmaker To Come Out

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo (D) announced on Wednesday that he is gay, saying the controversy over Senate Bill 1062 prompted him to go public wi...

Republican Group Comes Out In Support Of Gay Marriage

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of Republicans have come out in support of legalizing gay marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, arguing that allowing same-se...

LGBT Group Endorses Gay Republicans Running For Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund announced its endorsement Tuesday of two New England Republicans running for Congress: Richard Tisei, a former Massac...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Gay Rights Group Reconciles With ACU, Will Attend This Year's Conservative Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

GOProud, a leading conservative gay rights group, will attend the Conservative Political Action Conference as guests this March after three years of f...

Attorney General: Gay Marriage Ruling Is 'A Great Day For Equality'

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The day after a federal judge struck down Virginia's gay-marriage ban, state Attorney General Mark Herring wasn't vowing to appe...

The Case Against Scott Lively -- Illustrated

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
The Center for Constitutional Rights

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Music for Social Change: Fancy Reagan's 'Say Something' Helps LGBTQ Teens

Brian Normoyle | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Normoyle

LGBTQ teen homelessness is an often-overlooked aspect of the national struggle for equality. Of the nearly 2 million teens affected by homelessness each year, an estimated 40 percent of them identify as LGBTQ.

Mike Alvear, Why Are Some HIV-Negative Guys Writing About HIV When They Have No Clue?

Matthew Ebert | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

Who are you to call me a victim? Ever hear of the Denver Principles? In the early 1980s, a group defining themselves as the People With AIDS Caucus rejected the word "victim," and HIV-positive people still do. I am not a victim, nor is my virus a burden to me any more than it is to you.

Openly Gay Republican Richard Tisei Expected To Challenge John Tierney To A Rematch

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Republican Richard R. Tisei, a former Massachusetts Senate minority leader, is expected to officially announce his candidacy for the state's 6th Congr...

Why Jimmy LaSalvia Has Become a Welcome Independent Voice in the U.S.

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

On Monday last, Jimmy LaSalvia, who co-founded the U.S. Republican LGBT group, GOProud, announced on his website that he has left the Republican Party, and has become independent.

Samantha Lachman

Ready For Hillary LGBT Event Stirs Clinton Buzz

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn't even announced that she'll run for president in 2016, but that hasn't stopped one super...

Forget Invisibility: Visibility Is the New Superpower

Timothy Holbrook | Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Timothy Holbrook

The power of visibility has unique force in sports where, particularly for gay men, the stereotype is that gays are unathletic. When coupled with the prominence that sports plays in American culture, visible LGBT athletes (and even straight allies) can help change minds.

Revolution v. Reform: Marriage, Floats, and Rose Parades

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

My discomfort and concern when watching the Rose Parade marriage ceremony stems from my understanding of the Stonewall rebellion as an impetus for revolutionary change within an overridingly oppressive social structure, as opposed to mere reform, accommodation, or assimilation.