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So Proud: Thoughts after Midnight

Friday, November 9, 2012
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In this environment, having a president who advocates gay rights, as Obama has done, provides a foundation of moral and political support that cannot be underestimated. We need the law to do the right thing and make civil rights for ...

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Hate Watch: For the radical right, Obama victory brings fury and fear

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Photo: WMC-TV via Twitter.
Hate groups in recent years have risen to more than 1,000, and the number of anti-government “Patriot” groups has shot up from just 149 in 2008 to 1,274, according to research by the Southern Poverty Law Center. For months now, ...

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A monumental day for love in Maryland, my Marry-land…

Thursday, November 8, 2012
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Maryland, my Marry-land. Through the hard work of LGBT activists and allies, and by the understanding of its residents that love affirmed only betters society, you my beloved state, have now entered the small and growing ranks of those states ...

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President Obama and a little victory dance for the LGBT community…

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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We did this. You and I and millions of other Americans – Gay, straight, religious, atheists, black, white, Latino, men, women; all of us together – we did this. We understood what was at stake, we went to the polls, ...

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Obama’s victory and the aftermath of ‘Please de-friend me’

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Photo by Sara + RyanKergan (front, right) with his partner Russ, and their two sons.
This election was close -- much closer than it should have been. For those of us committed to progressive causes, it was a reminder that we need to work even harder to ensure future such races contain a message which ...

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The audacity of hope for my rights: Why voting for Obama is so personal

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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Today, there is only one choice for anyone who is gay and who wishes to be recognized as an equal citizen in this country: President Obama. He is the only sitting president to have publicly supported full equality for members ...

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Nothing scarier than ‘President Romney’

Monday, November 5, 2012
Mitt RomneyPhoto: Michael Key, Washington Blade
From complete opposition to LGBT rights advances to the frightening prospect of a slew of Supreme Court appointments to a litany of pro-gay advances that could be wiped away with the stroke of a pen, the prospect of a President ...

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Obama responds to 10-year-old’s heartfelt letter about her two dads

Monday, November 5, 2012
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Ten-year-old Sophia penned a letter to President Barack Obama. In the letter, she told the President how happy she was that he agreed with her on the topic of marriage equality. You see, young Sophia has two dads... ...

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Do anti-marriage equality ads just teach our children to bully?

Sunday, November 4, 2012
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My parents are grateful I didn’t kill myself while in school. The truth is that they didn’t know how close I came. Six out of ten teenagers, in 2011, witness bullying at least once a day in school. ...

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Cast your vote – and let the chips fall…

Sunday, November 4, 2012
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As gay Americans we need to remember those of our community who lived in times that were far beyond what I can imagine. These are the sweet brave souls who fought the fight and made it easier for us; and ...

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