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Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Have Zero Reaction To Obama's Historic LGBT Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday making it illegal for federal contractors to fire or harass employees based...

New York Young Republican Laments U.S. Is Turning Into 'Gaymeria'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A blogger for the New York Young Republican club issued an epic rant on Friday warning that the marriage equality movement threatens to turn the count...

How To Debate Republicans Who Resist Workplace Nondiscrimination

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans scored a win Monday when President Barack Obama announced he would draft an executive order to...

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.

Michelangelo Signorile

Rhode Island Governor Slams GOP's Stance On Gay Marriage, Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, a former Republican U.S. senator who became an independent after he left the Senate in 2006, slammed the GOP on t...

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....

Republicans Must Evolve On Gay Rights And Marriage, Just As Democrats Did

David Lampo | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices
David Lampo

Even though gay rights issues rarely came up during the general election campaign, the country remains deeply divided on gay rights and same-sex marriage. The widely held premise that only the support of Democrats is needed to bring us full legal equality is ludicrous.

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.

Election 2012: Rhetoric, The Record, And The Reality Of Equality

Waymon Hudson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

One of the favored talking points that conservatives like to direct at the LGBT community is that "Obama is just pandering for your votes with his support of marriage equality." But a look beyond that rhetoric, going deep into the record, tells a vastly different story.

Lila Shapiro

Disappointed But Heartened, Gay Republicans Cheer 'Respect' At GOP Platform Sessions

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.23.2012 | Gay Voices

People attending a wonky conference for Republican insiders Monday afternoon in Tampa, Fla., saw something they had not seen in previous years. On the...

Sam Stein

Openly Gay Republican Wins Round 1 Against Conservative Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fred Karger, an openly gay Republican presidential candidate, has won the first round of the discrimination complaint he brought against...

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.

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.

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.

Calling Out the GOP's Anti-LGBT Falsehoods

Dan Rafter | Posted 12.02.2011 | Gay Voices
Dan Rafter

Whether it's Republicans in Congress, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann, or organizations like the FRC and AFA, people are advancing dangerous and outdated ideas that don't reflect the values of mainstream Americans.

Pro-Gay Groups Find New Allies In The GOP

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After years of sending in their regrets, Republicans are RSVPing yes to gay causes more than ever. Prominent GOP lobbyists, activists and Members o...

Amanda Terkel

Gay Voters' Support For Republicans Nearly Doubled From 2008

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans made significant inroads among gay and lesbian voters in the midterm elections, with national exit polls for the House races...

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

'Detente': GOP Leadership To Make Historic Appearance Before Gay Rights Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Breaking new ground in the Republican Party's relationship with the gay community, the leaders of the GOP's two congressional campaign committees will...