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Out service member announces bid for Colorado state House

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Army Veteran Brian Carroll on Thursday announced his candidacy for the Colorado State House of Representatives, and is believe to be the first out Armed Forces Veteran in the country to officially file and run for office since the repeal of "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" last month. [...]

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Bay Area Reporter: Vote Bevan Dufty for Mayor of San Francisco

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Bevan Dufty
SAN FRANCISCO — The Bay Area Reporter has formally endorsed the openly gay San Francisco City Supervisor Bevan Dufty, to become the city’s next mayor. [...]

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Committee chairman vows to kill defense bill over policy on gay ceremonies

Monday, October 10, 2011
Buck McKeon
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, (R-Calif.) said he will oppose passage of the annual defense authorization bill unless it contains language prohibiting military chaplains from performing same-sex unions, and a provision that would ban terrorism suspects from getting civilian trials in federal courts. [...]

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Perdue’s statement on gay marriage shows her true disregard for equality

Sunday, October 9, 2011
Bev Perdue
NC Governor Bev Perdue is an opportunist and a true politician, not only disregarding standing firm for equality, but embracing economic justifications for social policy. The slave-owners of the pre-war South would find much in common with her. [...]

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San Diego could be nation’s largest city to elect gay Republican mayor

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Bonnie Dumanis (left) and Carl DeMaio
San Diego could become the nation's largest to elect an openly gay Republican mayor, as two of the leading GOP contenders in the race for are openly gay, and voters have barely noticed. [...]

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Poll: Voters say ‘it’s the economy’ stupid, not gay marriage, family values

Friday, October 7, 2011
Several GOP presidential hopefuls are making appearances this weekend at the Values Voter Summit in Washington — an event that traditionally focuses on faith and social issues — but a new Washington Post/ABC News poll reflects that “family values” and gay marriage are not as important to voters as it [...]

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LGBT History Month profile: Author, political commentator Keith Boykin

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Keith Boykin
Keith Boykin, Commentator b. August 28, 1965 “I’m not on a show with a pink triangle or rainbow flag — which means that being gay is just a part of who I am.” Keith Boykin is a political commentator, a New York Times best-selling author and a veteran of two [...]

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Bevan Dufty’s campaign commercial scares the religious right

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The following is a simple commercial from openly gay San Francisco mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty. You've probably seen it before but it bears repeating in its proper context. It shows that the loving and raising of children is not something strictly owned by the heterosexual community or a stereotypical nuclear [...]

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Herman Cain: Being gay is ‘a choice,’ and bring back ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain, appearing on ABC's "The View" on Tuesday, said he feels being gay "is a choice," and that if elected President, he would reinstate "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the former ban on openly gay military service members. [...]

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House Democrats to Boehner: Mr. Speaker, your DOMA attorney is out of line

Monday, September 26, 2011
John Boehner
Six Democratic lawmakers on Monday sent U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), a letter reiterating their request for a briefing on the efforts of the law firm hired by the Speaker to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in several ongoing federal court challenges. [...]

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