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Matt Moonen

Gay candidates win primaries in California, Nevada, Maine

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Nevada and Maine could see the number of openly gay state lawmakers triple after Victory Fund-endorsed candidates advanced in primary elections this week, while in California, nine LGBT state legislative candidates won their primaries, setting the state up to elect the largest LGBT caucus ever. [ Read more → ]
Mitt Romney

Would ‘President Romney’ undo pro-LGBT advances?

Thursday, June 14, 2012
As President Obama and Mitt Romney articulate competing visions for the future in their presidential campaigns, most LGBT rights advocates agree the choice couldn’t be more stark given the advances the community has seen over the past three-and-a-half years and the anti-gay positions espoused by the Republican candidate. [ Read more → ]
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Surrendering our freedoms

Sunday, June 10, 2012
We are in the midst of a slow motion variation of an assassination. You may well be fooled into thinking that it is aimed at stopping the re-election of the President, but it is actually aimed directly at the hearts and minds of "we, the people." Would-be despots and tyrants, masquerading as bureaucrats under the guise of think tanks, have been busily organizing the dishevelment of society in order to maintain and increase the profits of the privileged, their positions of power, and the power of those positions... [ Read more → ]
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New Mexico poised to elect first openly gay state legislator

Saturday, June 9, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Jacob Candelaria is poised to become the first openly gay man to serve in the New Mexico state legislature. [ Read more → ]
Carl DeMaio

Gay man takes first place in San Diego mayoral primary

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Openly gay conservative Republican Carl DeMaio captured first place in San Diego's mayoral primary election June 5. DeMaio, 37, currently a City Council member, and the second-place finisher, Congressman Bob Filner (D), 69, will advance to the November runoff election to head the nation's eighth-largest city. [ Read more → ]
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The most important election of our lifetime…

Sunday, June 3, 2012
I know it is cliché to say that this presidential contest is the most important election of our lifetime, but if you are a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, it truly does hold monumental importance. Here are ten reasons why it is critical that Obama wins and what his victory would mean for America and the LGBT community. [ Read more → ]
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Obama Pride: Campaign promotes President’s support of LGBT Americans

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The campaign to reelect President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden rolled out a new campaign effort Wednesday, targeting LGBTQ voters. [ Read more → ]
Mitt Romney

Romney denounces marriage equality during speech at anti-gay university

Saturday, May 12, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney reiterated his opposition marriage equality for same-sex couples again Saturday morning this morning while delivering commencement remarks at Liberty University, an anti-gay school that bans openly LGBT students from attending. [ Read more → ]
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Romney’s character under scrutiny as report of anti-gay bullying surfaces

Thursday, May 10, 2012
WASHINGTON — GOP front runner and presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney engaged in several incidents of pranks during his high school years, at least one incident in particular that LGBTQ activists are calling anti-gay bullying, according to a report by The Washington Post. [ Read more → ]
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Obama’s bold move on marriage equality presents opportunities, pitfalls

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Obama’s decision today shows he has a moral core and is a change agent – just as he promised in his first campaign. Obama’s strategists hope such leadership qualities will play well in the war for Independent voters. Furthermore, Team Obama hopes that today’s decision will energize the progressive base and open the floodgates for gay volunteers and money. An excited base will be needed to counteract the expected onslaught of anti-gay groups that will portray the President as a radical gay-loving socialist. Make no mistake: today’s announcement is risky... [ Read more → ]
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Romney reaffirms opposition to marriage equality for same-sex couples

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
On the same day as President Barack Obama historically announced his support for marriage equality, Mitt Romney told a Denver television station, "If a civil union is identical to marriage other than in the name, I don't support that.” [ Read more → ]
Richard Grenell

Romney foreign policy spokesman resigns amid anti-gay attacks

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman who was hired two weeks ago by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to run the candidate's foreign policy messages, has resigned in the wake of relentless critiques, most of which was personal, by anti-gay right wing conservatives. [ Read more → ]
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Will Log Cabin Republicans endorse Mitt Romney?

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Mitt Romney swept a series of GOP presidential primaries this week as news surfaced that Newt Gingrich will suspend his campaign on Tuesday. [ Read more → ]
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Barney Frank calls Mitt Romney ‘despicable’ for anti-gay views

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Rep. Barney Frank tore into Mitt Romney for his anti-gay positions Tuesday night, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee “despicable.” [ Read more → ]
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National Organization for Marriage endorses Mitt Romney

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The National Organization for Marriage on Wednesday officially threw its support behind Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as he has been called upon to renounce the anti-gay group’s support. [ Read more → ]
Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney’s PAC secretly donated $10,000 to anti-gay NOM

Friday, March 30, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Documents sent to the Human Rights Campaign and released Friday reveal that Republican presidential front runner Mitt Romney confidentially donated $10,000 to the National Organizational for Marriage via the Alabama chapter of his political action committee, “Free and Strong America.” [ Read more → ]
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Rick Santorum pledges to restore ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Sunday, March 18, 2012
While sitting down with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council at the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church on Sunday, Rick Santorum doubled down on his commitment to bring back the discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. [ Read more → ]
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Santorum wins GOP primaries in Alabama, Mississippi

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum scored two wins in the GOP primaries on Tuesday by adding Alabama and Mississippi to his column after prevailing in Kansas over the weekend. [ Read more → ]
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is among the U.S. senators backing the inclusion of marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform.

22 U.S. senators call for marriage equality plank in Democratic platform

Friday, March 2, 2012
A group of U.S. senators is joining the wave of LGBT rights supporters calling for an endorsement of marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform, according to an exclusive report by the Washington Blade. [ Read more → ]
Jeff Wilfahrt

Father of gay soldier killed in Afghanistan campaigns for Minnesota legislature

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Jeff Wilfahrt is an unassuming man who has more than served his citizenry. He testified before the Minnesota state legislature against passing a constitutional amendment defining marriage as "between a man and a woman only," supported the repeal of "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell." and lost his son in an American war. [ Read more → ]
Mitt Romney

Romney takes two GOP primary wins in Michigan, Arizona

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took two wins by coming out on top in the GOP primary in Arizona and — after initially lagging in the polls — taking victory in Michigan. [ Read more → ]
Olympia Snowe

LGBT-friendly, moderate GOP senator Olympia Snowe announces retirement

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, whom most political insiders agreed is one of the few remaining Republican moderates, announced Tuesday that she will retire at the end of her current term. [ Read more → ]
Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum = Political Apocalypse

Sunday, February 26, 2012
By all indications the GOP race has boiled down to The Insincere (Romney) vs. The Insane (Santorum). Although, the way things are going in this tumultuous race, The Unstable (Newt) should stay in a bit longer because he will likely get one more chance in the limelight if he performs well in the South. [ Read more → ]
Craig James

U.S. Senate hopeful: Gays will have to answer to God for their ‘choice’

Thursday, February 23, 2012
DALLAS -- A GOP candidate running for the U.S. Senate from Texas, told his opponents and the audience during a Republican debate in Dallas Wednesday night that he feels that believes being gay is a choice and gays will have to answer to God. [ Read more → ]
Joe Solmonese

HRC President Joe Solmonese joins Obama campaign as national co-chair

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Obama campaign has tapped Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese for a position as a national co-chair to advocate for the president based on his work for the LGBT community and the country as a whole. [ Read more → ]
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