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Family And Politics, Sister And Brother, Republican And Democrat

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
James Stack

Some people may think it odd that the person I'm closest to in my family, my sister, is a Republican -- and not just any Republican. She has informed me of each time the Romneys have visited her home, and she told me that she will be with them in Boston on election night.

The Great Gay Election Of 2012

Todd Fernandez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

If all the many millions of LGBT Americans vote this year, 2012 will be the year that we liberated ourselves from oppression while also liberating America in many ways. With one vote, one year, we will pull together to protect all political minorities and the very ideals of our nation.

President Obama And The Global Fight For LGBT Rights

Todd Larson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Todd Larson

As an American who was employed at the UN for 20 years, I would add to the president's long list of accomplishments his advocacy for LGBT persons residing beyond our nation's borders. Since Obama took office the U.S. has become a key player in the global fight for LGBT rights.

Obama Responds To 10-Year-Old's Heartfelt Letter About Her Dads

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 01.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Ten-year-old Sophia penned a letter to Obama telling him how happy she is that he agrees with her on the topic of marriage equality. You see, young Sophia has two dads. Well, in the middle of his fight to be reelected, the president took some time to share a little advice with a little girl.

The Slippery Slope

John Corvino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
John Corvino

With less than five days to the election, anti-equality forces are pulling out all the stops in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, the four states with marriage on the ballot.

Why Obama Should Be at the End of Your Rainbow

Rob Stephenson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Stephenson

Even in times of economic hardship we have a responsibility to support our LGBT community, to both reward those who continue to support us (Obama) and stop those who deride us (Romney).

Marriage Equality: Is It A Federal Issue Or A State Issue?

Jacob Combs | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Jacob Combs

In this post I will thoroughly lay out which aspects of the marriage equality movement pertain to federal law and which pertain to state law, explaining the consequences that this federal/state split have for marriage equality gains in both the judiciary and the legislature.

10-Year-Old Has An Important Question For President Obama

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 12.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Many don't realize just what a difference a president's acknowledgment can make when it comes to recognition of our families, but one little girl sees the importance. Ten-year-old Sophia Bailey Klugh has written a letter to President Obama that is quickly making the rounds on Facebook.

Sam Stein

Obama Reaffirms Same-Sex Marriage Platform As Election Closes | Sam Stein | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Obama administration official on Saturday confirmed the president's support for legislation that prevents the federal government from...

Setting It Straight: Why Gays Won't Win

Michael Solis | Posted 12.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

How did it come to be that lesbians and gays still have to contort themselves to fit into some straight mold? An undeniable factor is leadership. The LGBT community lives in a world that has been designed by and for straight people -- or straight white males.

Will Obama's Support Of Marriage Equality Keep Some Blacks Home On Election Day?

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

In this 2012 presidential election Obama's biggest support base will have dropped precipitously. And it will be because of both the Democratic Party's and Obama's pronouncement on marriage equality.

'But's Are Over

Jeffery Self | Posted 11.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Jeffery Self

This is my personal request to my family, friends, co-workers, and Nicki Minaj (just kidding -- I don't really care about Nicki Minaj either way) to think about just how important an issue equality is. It is no longer OK to say, "I like gay people, and I love you, but I don't support gay marriage."

Obama Targeted Over Gay Marriage Stance

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

A pro-Mitt Romney super PAC released a new ad this week targeting President Obama's support of gay marriage, urging voters to look to the Romney campa...

My Red Hat: A Better World Is Shaping Up For The 21st Century

David Leddick | Posted 11.04.2012 | Gay Voices
David Leddick

When I was 14 I got a red hat for Christmas. It was a hat I'd longed to have and never thought I would have -- too girly for boys at that time. It was then that I realized that things you never expected to happen could happen.

Anti-Gay Pundit: Democratic Party Is 'Out Of Its Mind' To Support Gay Marriage

Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices

The Democratic party might be "out of [its] mind" to support same-sex marriage, Pat Robertson has declared. As Right Wing Watch reports, the notor...

Michelangelo Signorile

Chad Griffin Talks New Role, Obama And Chick-Fil-A | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.20.2012 | Gay Voices

“This is the most exciting opportunity I’ve ever had in my life,” Chad Griffin, the new president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), said with ...

Marriage for All... Why the Heck Not?

Eva Glettner | Posted 09.02.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

I teach my kids not to judge others by the color of their skin or any labels of any kind. "Get to know them," I say. It's too bad that most of America doesn't feel the same way. Frankly, I'm appalled.

Is God Still In The Mix, Mr. President?

Wayne Anderson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

It's past time for the president to tell America if his religious views on gay marriage have also evolved. Does the president still believe that God only sees heterosexual marriages as "sacred," or does he feel that God's grace now shines on gay people, as well?

An Open Yearbook Message To The LGBT Students Of The High-School Class Of 2012

Maya Rupert | Posted 08.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Maya Rupert

Each time I think that you cannot possibly have one more fight left in you, you remind me that this generation's capacity for greatness may simply be beyond measure. In the face of overwhelming odds, you respond to those fighting to keep you down by standing up.

Gay Pride: Contagious And Mainstreamed by Obama

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 08.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert V. Taylor

The upward curve of acceptance toward LGBT people and the right to marry continues to increase exponentially. Pride month invites celebration of the strides made toward inclusion and the well-being of LGBT people. It also invites us to actively pursue those same realities for all people.

Why Blacks Evolved So 'Quickly' on Gay Marriage

Keith Boykin | Posted 08.05.2012 | Black Voices
Keith Boykin

What really caused the black community's rapid "evolution" on gay marriage over the past month? The answer is simple: We didn't evolve overnight. We've been evolving for decades, even when the media wasn't paying attention.

President Obama's Stance On Same-Sex Marriage Boosts Mental Health

Mary Barber, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Mary Barber, M.D.

For young people who are beginning to realize that they are gay or lesbian, the president's statement carries a hopeful message for the future: You can expect to be able to share a life with someone, to marry and raise a family, if you so choose.

PHOTOS: 8 Legendary Same-Sex Couples

Rodger Streitmatter | Posted 07.26.2012 | Books
Rodger Streitmatter

When I came up with the book title 'Outlaw Marriages' , my title was totally edgy. But then the tide started to turn against me.

WATCH: 6 Reasons Why You Should Be Cool With Gay Marriage

Bryan Safi | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Bryan Safi

And as the old saying goes, "If 50 Cent is doing it, shouldn't we all be?" So for all of you out there who still aren't convinced, here are my six reasons why you should be cool with gay marriage. I'm looking at you, Manny Pacquaio.

Words Matter

Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell

I joined the struggle for LGBT equality because of the shared experience of injustice. No immediate member of my family is LGBT, and my sexual orientation is heterosexual, but if I claimed to embrace the words of Dr. King, I must live and act out the values of those words.