Politics: April 2013


The Evolution of Former Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 28, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

There are legions of closeted brothers and sisters hiding out there in the shadows. We need to let them know by our words and our actions that we welcome them into our community with open hearts and open arms. It worked with Jim Kolbe.Read More


Stonewall Endorses O'Farrell, Montanez in May 21 LA City Elections

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 26, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

Somewhat shockingly, there really was little acrimony or rancor or nasty swipes at a candidate's character that one has come to expect at cranked up grassroots political endorsement meetings.Read More

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Why It's Painful: No DOMA Apology as Clinton Accepts GLAAD Award

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 22, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

Clinton's sweet fatherly moment seemed to erase in an instant all the hard work, the agony, the love so many gays and people with HIV/AIDS had for him when he was just the long-winded Governor of Arkansas.Read More


Another Attempt at Sneaky Backdoor Bigotry in Louisiana

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 22, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

To the outside observer, it's almost as if Rep. Seabaugh thinks he has found a way to use the law to punish LGBT folks who stand up against unfair treatment at work.Read More


Under Sequestration, We're All Living in West, Texas

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 20, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

Do you want to know what sequestration looks like on the ground, and where the real casualties will be found?Read More

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No Love Songs for Indiana Yet

Filed by Annette Gross | April 18, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

While we are watching other states in our country as well as other countries around the globe embrace marriage equality, here in good ole Indiana we are still fighting a state constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.Read More


Republican Rebranding vs Reality

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 17, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

The GOP's "rebranding" efforts are running into another troublesome reality: It's hard to stop being the "Party of No" when you can't really say "yes" to what most Americans want.Read More


NZ Parliament Passes Marriage Equality & Breaks Into Song

Filed by Bil Browning | April 17, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

I'm not known for my kind and gentle nature, but even my hard and cynical heart cracked when I watched this. I'll admit it; it made me cry. You will too.Read More


From Married Business Owner to Trans Activist & DNC Member

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 16, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

Babs Siperstein, a transgender member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee, shares how she got involved in politics after her transition.Read More


Innocent vs Illegal Immigrants: Let's Not Forget the '4H Club' of AIDS

Filed by Matt Foreman | April 15, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

In the early days of the HIV/AIDS crisis, the anti-gay folks divided people with the disease into moral categories. You were either "good" or "bad" based on how you contracted the disease; and gay people, of course, were on the bad side.Read More


A Budget to Keep America on the Road

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 14, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

Without more investment in transportation infrastructure, the day may come when the roads we rely on crumble under our wheels.Read More


Comprehensive Immigration Reform Is an LGBT Issue

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 12, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

LGBT demonstrators were among the tens of thousands of immigrant reform activists who rallied outside the U.S. Capitol and in 30 cities around the nation Wednesday as a group of eight senators reached tentative agreement on a broad immigration bill.Read More


Gay Marine & Fiance on the Impact of DOMA

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 11, 2013 | 11:00 AM | comments

Remember that sweet romantic moment during the Christmas holidays last year when U.S. Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps proposed to his love Ben Schock during a tour of the White House? Read More


Coming Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage Money

Filed by Rebecca Juro | April 07, 2013 | 10:48 AM | comments

The continuous marriage bandwagon-jumping of senators hungry for Gay Inc. campaign cash demonstrates once again that when push comes to shove, what these people really care about doesn't have anything to do with what's right, fair, and best for LGBT Americans.Read More


Can the GOP Love Itself (or Anybody Else)?

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 05, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

One of the most interesting things about the focus on marriage equality in the past couple of weeks has been the Republican Party's reaction to all the hoopla.Read More


DA Drops Investigation into WeHo Councilmember John Duran

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 04, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

A two year investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office into credit card abuse by West Hollywood City Councilmember John Duran has been unceremoniously dropped.Read More


The Top 7 Strangest Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 02, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

I've been blogging about marriage equality for a long time, and in that time I've head some of the craziest arguments imaginable against it.Read More


Behind the Scenes Look: AFER Takes Prop 8 Case to the Supreme Court

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 01, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

Since this is on a blog, I'm going to step out of my journalistic comfort zone and say something as a "real human being."Read More


PA Pro-LGBT Congressional Candidates Emerging

Filed by Mark Segal | April 01, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

There's some interesting backstage politics going on in Philly and Montgomery County that might change the political landscape.Read More