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Mass. gubernatorial forum to focus on LGBT issues

Monday, March 17, 2014
BOSTON -- Candidates for governor in Massachusetts will participate in a forum to discuss issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and progressive policies. [ Read more → ]
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Little change in year since GOP’s plan to outreach to minorities, women, gays

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's image has changed little in the year since GOP Chairman Reince Priebus published his prescription for broadening the party's appeal despite its investment in outreach to the racial minorities, women and gay voters who backed Democrats decisively in 2012. [ Read more → ]
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In Va. and N.J., a contrasting tale of two Republican parties

Thursday, October 24, 2013
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- This fall's races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey offer a revealing window into the fight for the future of the Republican Party. [ Read more → ]
WCBS-TVChristine Quinn concedes Democratic Mayoral Primary. Her wife, Kim Catullo (left) is at her side.

Quinn falls short in bid to become first female, first LGBT mayor of New York

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
NEW YORK -- Lesbian city official and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn fell far short Tuesday of her goal to win at least a run-off spot in the New York City mayoral race’s Democratic primary. [ Read more → ]
Mary Altaffer, APNew York City Democratic mayoral hopeful and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn greets a voter during a campaign stop in the Bronx borough of New York, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.

NYC mayoral hopefuls begin final campaign sprint to Tuesday’s primary

Saturday, September 7, 2013
NEW YORK -- The candidates for New York City mayor blanketed television programs with commercials, gave interviews to nearly anyone holding a microphone and relied on old-fashioned retail politicking as they embarked on the frantic stretch run of the primary campaign. [ Read more → ]
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N.J. Senate election: A case study in LGBT tolerance, equality, representation

Monday, September 2, 2013
Newark, N.J., mayor Cory Booker has been something of a celebrity in the political arena. If you’re a New Jersey resident and you read the newspaper, you’d probably heard of him even before he announced his campaign for Senate. You’ve also probably heard of the speculation that he is gay. ... But the most important question here is not whether Cory Booker is gay. It is not even why he won’t confirm or deny it. The most important question at hand is this: are we ready to elect an openly gay man to the U.S.Senate? [ Read more → ]
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Newark mayor Cory Booker on gay rumors: ‘So what does it matter if I am?’

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Newark mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker, responding to persistent speculation that he is gay, says "So what does it matter if I am?" [ Read more → ]
From left: Mark Herring, Terry McAuliffe, and Ralph Northam.

Little substance on LGBT rights from Va. Democratic candidates

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Democratic party's candidates for Virginia's top elected offices had little to offer on Wednesday on the issue of LGBT rights, despite facing a trio of vehemently anti-gay Republican opponents. [ Read more → ]
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Nothing scarier than ‘President Romney’

Monday, November 5, 2012
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 Mitt Romney should be enough to motivate LGBT voters across the country to turn out in support of President Barack Obama’s critical second term... [ Read more → ]
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Obama’s lead widens among LGBT voters, reports Harris/Logo TV survey

Sunday, November 4, 2012
A follow-up poll conducted online in the United States by Harris Interactive, on behalf of Logo TV, shows that LGBT voters remain firmly on the side of supporting President Barack Obama for re-election. [ Read more → ]
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Cast your vote – and let the chips fall…

Sunday, November 4, 2012
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 now it is now our responsibility to pay it forward – to make it easier for those generations of our LGBTQ family who will carry-on long after we’re gone. Remember this as you cast your vote on Tuesday... [ Read more → ]
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Record number of openly LGBT candidates seeking office this year

Saturday, November 3, 2012
A record number of gay candidates are running for congressional seats and state legislatures this year, and many say their sexual orientation has not been a campaign issue. [ Read more → ]
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Mean Mitt is a rotten apple in a bad barrel

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
In reality, Mitt Romney is a nasty individual with radical ideas who seems to have little regard for animals, women, minorities, gays, and 47-percent of Americans whom he regards as bums who can get their healthcare in the Emergency Room. [ Read more → ]
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In his own words: Mitt Romney’s bias against same-sex parents

Monday, October 29, 2012
In a recently uncovered campaign video from 2005, Mitt Romney -- who publicly said he opposed child-rearing by gay and lesbian couples -- told an audience in South Carolina that gay parenting is "not right on paper," and "not right in fact." [ Read more → ]
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An LGBT guide to Election Night 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012
It’s a close race for the White House, a close race for Tammy Baldwin’s bid to the U.S. Senate, five unpredictable outcomes on marriage related votes, and an openly gay caucus in Congress that could total either three or six by the end of the evening. [ Read more → ]
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How do Gays and Lesbians talk to Republicans?

Sunday, October 28, 2012
If you vote Republican and we come in contact with one another – I’ll be asking you face to face why you believe I’m not equal to you, and why you believe I don’t have the same right to everything this life has to offer as you do. Don’t start by telling me your vote wasn’t anything personal against me – for it most certainly was – Start by telling me why your human dignity is more important than mine... [ Read more → ]
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The New York Times endorsement: ‘Barack Obama for re-election’

Saturday, October 27, 2012
The New York Times on Sunday officially endorses President Barack Obama for re-election. [ Read more → ]
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Lesbian candidate called ‘ugly dyke’ in North Carolina House race

Friday, October 26, 2012
An Asheville-area Republican political operative has taken to Twitter to call Susan Wilson, an openly lesbian contender for a N.C. State House seat, “an old ugly dyke.” [ Read more → ]
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HRC: Paul Ryan is ‘just as anti-LGBT as the top of the ticket’

Friday, October 26, 2012
Over the past two days, the Human Rights Campaign has compared President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s stances on issues of equality – covering bullying and hate crimes so far – but, reminds us that vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan is just as anti-LGBT as the top of the ticket. [ Read more → ]
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Obama calls for support of state marriage equality ballot initiatives

Thursday, October 25, 2012
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday reaffirmed his support for marriage equality, and called on Americans to support the freedom to marry when they vote on ballot measures in Maine, Maryland and Washington. [ Read more → ]
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Log Cabin Republicans kidding themselves about a Romney Supreme Court

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I’m not surprised that the Log Cabin Republicans have gone against the best interests of LGBT Americans in endorsing Mitt Romney. Responding to their rationalization would normally not be worth the time, but one of their attempts at self-justification deserves a response... [ Read more → ]
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Log Cabin Republicans endorse Mitt Romney for president

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Log Cabin Republicans on Tuesday announced their endorsement of GOP nominee Mitt Romney for President, despite the candidate's opposition to LGBT equality. [ Read more → ]
President Obama rallies supporters in Virginia. Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.

President Obama campaigns in Virginia on LGBT-inclusive vision

Friday, October 19, 2012
FAIRFAX, Va. — President Obama presented an LGBT-inclusive vision for the country Friday during a campaign rally in a battleground state that could help determine the outcome of the election. [ Read more → ]
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Elizabeth Emken: The making of an anti-gay politician

Friday, October 19, 2012
The vision stays with me, even after all these years. I’m in junior high, and I’ve just looked into the eyes of an overweight girl, having just delivered a devastatingly cruel blow. Her bright blue eyes, haunted and broken, serve as lingering reminders of how destructive words can be, and I’ve often wished I could take that moment back. Little did I know that girl, Elizabeth Emken, would years later run for public office, in an attempt to unseat California Senator Dianne Feinstein... [ Read more → ]
Mitt Romney (left) and Barack Obama. File photos, by Michael Key, Washington Blade

LGBT issues again absent from presidential debate

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The town hall presidential debate on Tuesday night included references to social issues, such as women’s rights, immigration and gun violence but as in the previous debate, there was no explicit mention of LGBT issues. [ Read more → ]
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