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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.

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.

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.

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.

When Enough Is Enough: Get Out And Shout

John Carroll | Posted 10.21.2012 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

I have to admit, it's been a long time since I've felt the need to be politically active. But When Mike Huckabee spoke out in favor of Chick-fil-A's anti-gay stance and called for a "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day," and thousands upon thousands of like-minded people showed up, it woke me up.

Gay Man To Republican Dad: 'A Vote For Mitt Romney Is A Vote Against Me'

Posted 08.09.2012 | Gay Voices

A gay man's poignant letter, written in hopes of swaying his conservative father from voting for Mitt Romney, is circulating through the blogosphere. ...

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.

An Open Letter to Gay Republicans

Asher Huey | Posted 03.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Asher Huey

Dear gay Republicans: Rick Santorum's surge and near-win in Iowa should be a wake-up call: your party hates you. I don't understand how you can look beyond the fact that a major portion of your party's fundamental beliefs are that you are not equal.

Rudy Giuliani Warns Republican Party: 'Get The Heck Out Of People's Bedrooms'

Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani warned the Republican party to "move on" from its opposition to gay marriage in an interview with Candy Crowley on...

Republicans Face Complicated Politics, Dilemma On Gay Rights

The Washington Post | Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) agreed to attend a fundraising dinner in Washington for the Log Cabin Republicans, many social conservatives were outra...

Sam Stein

Obama Should Feel 'Uncomfortable' That Conservatives Are Co-opting Gay Rights Issues: Top Dem

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The notion that the gay rights community would abandon the Obama White House over its unwillingness to fully embrace their legislative priorities may ...

Republicans and Democrats Can Both Learn From a Gay Conservative

James Owens | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
James Owens

A gay Republican is an oxymoron, no matter what side of the aisle you're on. It's a scary thought for social conservatives, and it's a scary thought for liberals. Let me give you a little insight into what it's like living the life of a gay Republican.