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An out gay man knocked off one of Indiana’s most anti-LGBTQ politicians
An out gay man knocked off one of Indiana’s most anti-LGBTQ politicians

And he ran on a decidedly progressive platform in a conservative area of the state.

Kansas elects Native American lesbian Sharice Davids to Congress
Kansas elects Native American lesbian Sharice Davids to Congress

The district has not elected a Democratic congressperson in a decade. There has never been a Native American woman in Congress. Until now.

Texas voters give Ted Cruz six more years to make us miserable
Texas voters give Ted Cruz six more years to make us miserable

Pro-LGBTQ Democrat Beto O'Rourke made the race a lot closer than it should have been, but not enough to force Cruz out of the Senate.

Out transgender candidate Christine Hallquist loses Vermont governor’s race
Out transgender candidate Christine Hallquist loses Vermont governor’s race

Christine Hallquist, a transgender candidate for the Governorship of Vermont, lost her bid against incumbent Phill Scott.

Out lesbian Lupe Valdez loses Texas gubernatorial race
Out lesbian Lupe Valdez loses Texas gubernatorial race

The last Democrat to win the Texas governor's office was Ann Richards. Richards lost the office in 1994 when George W. Bush defeated her.

Massachusetts voters reject right wing attempt to strip trans people of civil rights
Massachusetts voters reject right wing attempt to strip trans people of civil rights

It is the first statewide win in support of transgender rights.

Jared Polis becomes the nation’s first openly gay governor
Jared Polis becomes the nation’s first openly gay governor

Polis's election is a turnaround in a state that not that long ago was a stronghold of the anti-LGBTQ right.

Out candidate Lauren Baer loses Florida congressional bid
Out candidate Lauren Baer loses Florida congressional bid

Baer would have been one of the first openly LGBTQ mothers elected to Congress if she had won.

Out Pennsylvania state legislator Brian Sims wins reelection
Out Pennsylvania state legislator Brian Sims wins reelection

Sims, a liberal firebrand, is known for his nonstop advocacy for LGBTQ rights and his unique take on politics.

Out Senator Tammy Baldwin wins reelection bid against anti-LGBTQ opponent
Out Senator Tammy Baldwin wins reelection bid against anti-LGBTQ opponent

Baldwin's opponent, far right state senator Leah Vukmir, was one of the state's most anti-LGBTQ politicians.

Indiana Democrat Joe Donnelly loses his Senate seat in closely watched race
Indiana Democrat Joe Donnelly loses his Senate seat in closely watched race

Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly has lost his reelection race after doing everything he could to irritate the Democratic base.

A student threatened to bomb his high school to ‘cleanse’ it of LGBT kids
A student threatened to bomb his high school to ‘cleanse’ it of LGBT kids

He tweeted his threat against "everyone that's not straight or Christian."

Randy Rainbow wants you to vote & he’s being ‘Wicked’ to prove it
Randy Rainbow wants you to vote & he’s being ‘Wicked’ to prove it

"While kvetching and complaining is more fun I know, why not be responsible instead, whether you vote blue or vote blue."

This… impolite ad explains why a ‘Masshole’ is voting for trans equality
This… impolite ad explains why a ‘Masshole’ is voting for trans equality

"We cut you off on the Pike, and then we slow it right the fuck down." But they don't discriminate against trans people.

Gus Kenworthy says what you have to do to have sex with him
Gus Kenworthy says what you have to do to have sex with him

He's not promising sex in exchange for this, but he's not *not* promising it either.

Congressman Steve King doubles down on anti-gay comments for Election Day
Congressman Steve King doubles down on anti-gay comments for Election Day

He insinuated Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor were a lesbian couple and attacked Republicans who support gay candidates.

Here are the states that’ll vote on progressive ballot measures worth watching today
Here are the states that’ll vote on progressive ballot measures worth watching today

Many of you won't just be voting for candidates today, but do you know what else will be on the ballot?

Religious broadcaster tells flock that Dems will ‘slaughter’ Christians if they win election
Religious broadcaster tells flock that Dems will ‘slaughter’ Christians if they win election

"Why? Because the cross is their enemy. Their enemy is not the Republican Party. Their enemy isn’t corporations. Their enemy is the church."

Caitlyn Jenner donated $85k to trans charities. Is it enough to make up for supporting Trump?
Caitlyn Jenner donated $85k to trans charities. Is it enough to make up for supporting Trump?

Caitlyn Jenner is seeking redemption, but will speaking against Trump and donating some of her fortune to charity win her the support she craves?

Another mass shooter revealed to be a racist, anti-gay misogynist who couldn’t get laid
Another mass shooter revealed to be a racist, anti-gay misogynist who couldn’t get laid

He uploaded tons of misogynistic videos to YouTube and disturbing songs to SoundCloud like “American Wigger” and “Who Let the Fags Out?”.

Things were fine until he mentioned his boyfriend. Then the cab driver threw him out.
Things were fine until he mentioned his boyfriend. Then the cab driver threw him out.

He says the driver told him to get out of the car, after 2 a.m. in the rain, and about a half an hour from his home.

How dangerous will the right wing backlash be if there’s a blue wave?
How dangerous will the right wing backlash be if there’s a blue wave?

Meanwhile, the liberal backlash to the coming conservative backlash is also picking up steam as both sides prepare for what happens after the election.

Now hundreds of scientists & Nobel Prize winners are blasting Trump’s attacks on trans rights
Now hundreds of scientists & Nobel Prize winners are blasting Trump’s attacks on trans rights

Over 1,600 biologists and geneticists say Trump's attempt to radically redefine the word "gender" is "fundamentally inconsistent" with science.

This woman scammed Republicans by pretending to be a black Trump supporter
This woman scammed Republicans by pretending to be a black Trump supporter

She pretended to be a Trump supporter who was disowned by her parents, and Republicans were quick to send her cash.

State troopers force trans people out of Pence campaign rally as gay Trump supporter hurls insults
State troopers force trans people out of Pence campaign rally as gay Trump supporter hurls insults

As they were escorted out, a gay Trump supporter told them he'd "love" to erase trans people.

Why is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donating to an anti-LGBTQ candidate?
Why is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donating to an anti-LGBTQ candidate?

Jeff Bezos has been honored as an LGBTQ ally, but now he and his wife giving thousands to a Republican who opposes LGBTQ rights.