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While Dolan prayed, his church preyed…

| Saturday, September 8, 2012
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While Cardinal Timothy Dolan prayed at the Democratic Convention against my family and for the unborn, a Catholic leader in Kansas City, Bishop Robert W. Finn, was convicted of covering up the crimes of a pedophile priest, Rev. Shawn Ratigan, who liked to take nude pictures of the barely born...

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HRC: The 12 Best Equality Moments in Charlotte (Video)

By Dan Rafter| Human Rights Campaign | Friday, September 7, 2012
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This was a historic convention for the LGBT community in Charlotte. Dozens of speakers – including President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, activist Zach Wahls, Tammy Baldwin, Rahm Emanuel, and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – spoke out for LGBT equality as part of a broader narrative about what makes our nation strong.

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Out Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin addresses Democratic Convention

| Thursday, September 6, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), one of only four openly-LGBT members of Congress, took the podium at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday, in a a prime-time opportunity to introduce herself to the nation.

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Zach Wahls, son of lesbian parents, addresses Democratic Convention

| Thursday, September 6, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Zach Wahls, a 21-year-old gay rights activist raised by lesbian parents, addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday evening, and praised President Barack Obama for endorsing same-sex marriage, while criticizing GOP Mitt Romney for opposing it.

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Barney Frank slams gay Republicans for ‘willing to be accepted with no rights’

| Thursday, September 6, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Openly gay U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), speaking at an LGBT caucus meeting at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday slammed gay Republicans for supporting the GOP even as their party works to deny rights for the LGBT community.

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Bill Clinton delivers rousing speech at Democratic Convention (Video)

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Thursday, September 6, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A rousing speech from former President Bill Clinton that capped off Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention was well-received by attendees, although the day wasn’t free of controversy.

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Openly gay California Assembly speaker addresses Democratic Convention

| Thursday, September 6, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez took to the podium Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and praised President Barack Obama for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and for coming out in support of marriage equality, calling it evidence that the Administration is working to protect and advance “opportunities” for all American people.

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Michelle Obama asks LGBT DNC guests for election help

| Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- First lady Michelle Obama was an honored guest this afternoon at a Human Rights Campaign and Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund luncheon to honor LGBT elected officials.

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Openly gay Democrats take the podium at Democratic Convention

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The first official day of the Democratic National Convention showcased the party’s solidarity with the LGBT community as speakers — including several openly gay Democrats — took to the podium to voice support and delegates approved for the first time a platform that endorses marriage equality.

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First Lady, San Antonio Mayor electrify opening night at Democratic Convention

| Tuesday, September 4, 2012
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CHARLOTTE, NC — In uncompromising honesty — tinged with personal emotion and a great deal of passion — the two major speeches of the opening night of the 2012 Democratic Convention appeared to have electrified both convention goers as well as millions watching on live broadcasts.

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