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  • A gay Silicon Valley billionaire just made GOP history at the RNC

    07/22/2016 1:50:09 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Peter Thiel encouraged the GOP to not get distracted by culture wars on stage Thursday night, saluting Donald Trump for not focusing on such things as he made history. The tech billionaire declared to the Republican National Convention that he is "proud to be gay," becoming the first speaker in the party's history to do so from the stage of the Republican National Convention. "Every American has a unique identity. I am proud to be gay," he said to applause, including from the Trump family. "I am proud to be a Republican, but most of all I am proud to...
  • Thiel urges Republicans to back off 'culture wars

    07/21/2016 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 260 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Tony Romm
    Technology investor Peter Thiel implored Republicans from the convention stage on Thursday against waging "culture wars" on lesbian, gay and transgender communities, mere days after the GOP approved a national platform that defines marriage as between “one man and one woman.” Thiel, who himself is gay, stressed that "every American has a unique identity." He said attempts to require transgender Americans to use particular bathrooms is a "distraction from our real problem." And in a first for a GOP convention, the Facebook board member and PayPal co-founder drew attention to his own sexuality: "I am proud to be gay, I...
  • Excited by Trump, gay Republicans struggle with rest of GOP

    07/21/2016 8:16:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 21, 2016 6:24 PM EDT
    Pro-gay Republicans have held Donald Trump up as the most supportive nominee in GOP history, but at this week’s Republican National Convention, their excitement is clashing with the stark realization that their party is still pushing a very different message. While Republicans seek to broaden their appeal ahead of November’s election, the party adopted a platform that moves farther away from gay rights with a new admonition of gay parenting, adding language that says kids raised by a mother and father tend to be “physically and emotionally healthier.” On the convention’s first day, the platform maintained its opposition to gay...
  • WATCH: Breitbart Confronts ‘The Daily Show’ at Milo’s ‘Gays for Trump’ Party

    07/20/2016 11:15:42 AM PDT · by profit_guy · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 JULY 2016 | LEE STRANAHAN
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Breitbart News’ Joel Pollak sent The Daily Show running for cover, armed only with his cell phone camera, outside a “Gays for Trump” party hosted by Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos near the Republican National Convention early Wednesday.... “I wanted to shoot raw footage of their interview with a young, gay conservative, because I wanted to compare it to their final cut and see whether they had been fair to him,” Pollak recalled. “I didn’t want this person to be humiliated merely for being gay and having the ‘wrong’ political views,” Pollak added. “They told me not...
  • USA: Wilders rails against Islam and endorses Trump at LGBT Republican event

    07/20/2016 10:33:52 AM PDT · by orchestra · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/20/2016 | Ruptly TV
    Leader of Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) Geert Wilders attended an LGBT event as part of the Republican National Convention programme in Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GJC17c2sfk
  • Milo and the Log Cabin Republicans' Program for America's Young People

    07/20/2016 7:30:13 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 30 replies
    Freep | 07/21/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    "They're just like us, only different". No, you and I don't customarily put up photos of naked children at our "parties:" The background to Milo's speech at his political get-together tacitly announces that the Log Cabin Republicans have normalized the exploitation of America's children.youtube.com/watch?v=i05eXluAQ18 Breitbart is featuring coverage of the Daily Show crew "clicking" bystanders recording they themselves conducting "interviews", so the bystanders could later compare their video with the Daily Show report for unfair editing. (Melissa Click was the Mizzou professor videoed calling for "some muscle" against a photographer who was recording political activity on a college campus.) The...
  • Milo Suspended Permanently by Twitter Minutes Before ‘Gays For Trump’ Party At RNC

    07/19/2016 8:37:11 PM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2016 | Ben Kew
    Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos has been suspended from Twitter once more just 20 minutes before his “Gays for Trump” event takes place at the Republican National Convention. The justification for the suspension is currently unknown, although it could be as a result of Milo’s run-in with Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones on the site. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey publicly reached out to Jones late on Monday evening following her complaints of “abuse” on the platform. BuzzFeed are reporting that the suspension is permanent, citing a statement from Twitter promising a clampdown on “targeted abuse.” Milo has also received a message...
  • Hillary, Huma make ‘surprise’ visit to NYC Pride parade — walk 4 blocks

    06/27/2016 6:37:43 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 79 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 6/27/2016 | Kyle Olson
    Ticking the LGBT box on her weekly campaign checklist, Hillary Clinton made a “surprise” appearance at New York City’s Gay Pride parade on Sunday. With close aide Huma Abedin at her side, Clinton walked with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton. Bill Clinton was nowhere to be found. Multiple videos show the chaotic security scene as Secret Service agents, police and campaign staffers yell and push to keep the perimeter around Clinton moving. (Watch video of Hillary and Huma at link) One chap is looking forward to Bill serving as “first...
  • Gay Man Urges America To Elect Donald Trump To Fight Radical Islam In Emotional Video

    06/19/2016 4:29:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 19, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    A gay man has made a riveting Youtube video urging the gay community to vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub terrorist attack by an Islamic State sympathizer. “The Sleeping Giant,” a Youtube user who describes himself a “disaffected former liberal who just so happens to be gay,” made an emotional appeal for Trump in the video.
  • Gay Man Urges America to Elect Donald Trump to Fight Radical Islam in Emotional Video

    06/18/2016 7:22:14 AM PDT · by orchestra · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2016 | Patrick Howley
    A gay man has made a riveting Youtube video urging the gay community to vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub terrorist attack by an Islamic State sympathizer.
  • This Gay Man Is Leaving Hillary For Trump (Craigslist Rant)

    06/14/2016 11:21:24 AM PDT · by OneVike · 76 replies
    Craigs List post ^ | 6/14/16 | ????
    Today I have made the most decision in my life. Never before would I have ever thought this day would come. As a lifetime Democrat, I have always voted and fought for the candidate who espoused my beliefs and defended my rights as a homosexual. Never again will I support the Democrat party, because at a time when the gay community needed them the most, they have turned their back on us. A piece of my heart died this past weekend when a Muslim entered the pulse nightclub in Orlando with the expressed purpose of killing gay people. In the...
  • Log Cabin Republican Leader: Only Trump Is Calling Orlando Radical Islamic Terrorism

    06/13/2016 1:06:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 13, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo tells Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon, “The presumptive nominees for both parties need to call this out for what it is – radical Islamic terrorism. The only one who did that was Donald Trump.” Angelo also extended “our sympathy, our sadness and our sorrow” to the victims of the “violent terrorist attack” in Orlando and their families on behalf of the group. “Let’s call this what it is. This was an attack by a radical Islamist terrorist on Americans.” Asked if he believed the spin from some Democrats that this...
  • Why So Many Gay Men Are So Hot For Hillary Clinton

    05/29/2016 8:42:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    The Wrap ^ | May 10, 2016 | Itay Hod
    “She was bullied a lot by Republicans. I can relate to that” Stop in on any given night at Revolver, a popular West Hollywood gay bar, and you’ll be bombarded by visions of perfectly chiseled men and underwear-clad dancers. But instead of ogling go-go boys, the 200 or so men who arrived on this particular evening in late April were there to pay homage to their queen. Queen Hillary, that is. “Gay men love powerful women,” said Alex Mohajer. “And not just because it’s campy. We identify with her.” A lawyer by day, Mohajer is the political director of...
  • Hillary Clinton wears leather, talks trash and blows a stop light

    04/02/2016 1:12:20 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, April 1, 2016, 6:00 PM | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Hillary Clinton showed her wild side at an LGBT event at SoHo's Capitale, where the presidential wannabe sported a leather jacket, boasted about her Democratic-leading campaign and ran a red light on her way out. Stars including Rosie O'Donnell, Billie Jean King and former Rep. Barney Frank — celebrating his 76th birthday — were all in the house as Hill went on a roll. "She told everyone, 'I have a million more votes than Donald, and oh, by the way, I have 2 1/2 million more than Bernie Sanders!" says an event insider. We're also told that the boo birds...
  • Bruce Jenner ‘Surprised’ Ted Cruz Hasn’t Contacted Him About ‘Trans Ambassador’ Job

    03/16/2016 3:42:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    Brietbart ^ | March 16, 2016 | Kipp Jones
    Transgender reality TV star Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner is “surprised” that Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% has not contacted him over his proposal to act as Cruz’s official ambassador to the transgender community. In an interview with The Advocate on Wednesday, March 2, the trans icon praised Cruz for being a “great constitutionalist,” and expressed interest in becoming the Texas Senator’s “trans ambassador,” should he become president. Jenner has apparently not been contacted by Cruz, he told The Daily Mail on Tuesday. Asked by the outlet if he had been contacted by the Cruz camp regarding an ambassadorship, Jenner...
  • Pro-LGBT Agenda Billionaire to Lead Marco Rubio Finance Team

    03/03/2016 5:49:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 3, 2016 | Austin Rose
    In a move that will inevitably cause deep concern among social conservative voters, it is reported that billionaire Paul Singer will be named finance chairman of the Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) campaign. Singer is infamous among social conservatives for funding pro-homosexual initiatives at the state level, nationally, and even internationally.
  • Rubio’s Gay Past Revealed?

    02/29/2016 3:55:12 PM PST · by kevcol · 138 replies
    Liberty News Now ^ | February 29, 2016 | Adam Campbell
    Last week, the gay media dropped a bombshell that the mainstream media is, so far, afraid to cover. . . Marco’s arrest buddy, Angel, was also his roommate for a period of time. In 2007, Angel rented one of the homes of his property management business to a gay porn company that live streamed their "events" 24/7. . . Foam Parties are just what they sound like. A nightclub opens up essentially a giant bowl filled with dancing bodies and soapy foam then encourages the crowd to strip down to underwear or less. It's a largely gay thing and as...
  • Biden to speak to gay rights group as he ponders WH bid

    10/02/2015 6:53:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/2/15 | Jordan Fabian and Amie Parnes
    Vice President Biden would have immediate, strong support within the LGBT community should he decide to run for president. Several top Democrats believe Biden could pull support away from front-runner Hillary Clinton in large part due to his early support for same-sex marriage, a claim Clinton supporters strongly dispute. Biden on Saturday will have a prime opportunity to appeal to LGBT voters when he delivers the keynote speech at the annual gala of the Human Rights Campaign, the most influential gay rights group in the country. Before that, Clinton is scheduled to have breakfast with the group’s leaders but she...
  • Scott Walker: 'I don't know' if being gay a choice

    07/19/2015 12:04:19 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 72 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Dana Bash
    In a weekend interview with Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker about whether the Boy Scouts should allow gay troop leaders, CNN's Dana Bash asked Walker, "Do you think being gay is a choice?" "I don't have an opinion on every single issue out there. To me, that's, I don't know," Walker answered. "I don't know the answer to that question." The Wisconsin governor said he supports the current ban that keeps openly gay leaders out of the organization but that he believes the Boy Scouts, not government, should ultimately be able to decide that kind of policy.
  • Hillary Clinton Encourages Distraught Gay Child Depicted in Viral (staged) Photo

    07/04/2015 10:51:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 4, 2014 | Liz Kreutz
    I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me. This Humans of New York photo showing what it says is a distraught young boy crying because he is gay has gone viral, with thousands of people commenting on Facebook offering advice and words of support. “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me,” the caption reads. [Snip] “Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing,” [Hillary] wrote. “You will surprise yourself with what you’re capable of and the incredible things...
  • Hillary Has LGBT Fundraiser Tonight in Washington

    06/08/2015 2:10:34 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8 Jun 15 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton is coming to Washington, D.C. for an LGBT fundraiser tonight. "Clinton will be in Washington, D.C., on Monday night for a fundraiser hosted by and attended by predominantly lesbian supporters," reports the Huffington Post. "About 120 people are expected to attend the event, which is being billed as 'an intimate fundraiser' at the Woman's National Democratic Club.
  • Ireland becomes first country to legalise gay marriage by popular vote

    05/23/2015 2:46:45 PM PDT · by tflabo · 132 replies
    The Observer--Guardian ^ | Saturday 23 May 2015 16.29 EDT | The Observer
    Ireland has voted by a huge majority to legalise same-sex marriage, becoming the first country in the world to do so by popular vote in a move hailed as a social revolution and welcomed around the world. Some 62% of the Irish Republic’s electorate voted in favour of gay marriage. The result means that a republic once dominated by the Catholic church ignored the instructions of its cardinals and bishops.
  • Big: Hillary debuts new, even gayer campaign logo<

    04/28/2015 4:42:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/28/15 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, I paraphrase “Spinal Tap”: It’s like how much gayer could this be? And the answer is none. None more gay.The logo is to celebrate oral arguments this morning at the Supreme Court, which is funny because as recently as a year ago Hillary didn’t even want the issue in front of SCOTUS. She told an interviewer at NPR in June 2014, fully a year after the Windsor case was decided and with today’s case already a very real possibility, that she thought the legality of gay marriage should be left up to the states. In other...
  • Lesbians4Hillary: Billie Jean King comes out in support of Clinton

    04/14/2015 6:14:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 04/14/2015 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    Hillary Clinton has garnered one of her first major endorsements in run bid for the White House: The nation's largest lesbian political action committee. The group, LPAC, launched Lesbians4Hillary on Monday to support the former First Lady's bid to become the nation's first female president. Lesbians4Hillary, co-chaired by pioneering tennis great Billie Jean King, said: 'Hillary Clinton is a proven leader and she has a strong track record when it comes to inclusion -- specifically for women and the LGBTQ community. King, who was outed as a lesbian in 1981, was a leader of the group 'Women for Hillary' in...
  • Log Cabin Republicans: Can GOP gays win gay South Florida again for Rick Scott?

    09/29/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 29, 2014 | Steve Rothaus
    An op-ed from Matt Chen of the Broward Republican Executive Committee: Early voting will begin next week. By Election Day one would presume the demonized homophobic and racist Rick Scott will end up with 95% of the substantial South Florida Gay vote going to Democrat Charlie Crist. Not so, my friends. Sure that's hard to understand when the Florida Agenda perpetually portrays the GOP as virulently and violently homophobic. But Gay Democrats have routinely been stunned to find out that 25-35% of Gay voters routinely vote Republican, according to exit polling.
  • Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker endorsed by pro-gay marriage group GOProud

    06/02/2014 5:44:46 PM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    masslive.com ^ | 06/02/2014 | Robert Rizzuto
    In recognition of his support for marriage equality in Massachusetts, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker on Thursday was endorsed by GOProud, a Republican marriage equality advocacy group. Baker, who recently released a web video highlighting his break with the national Republican Party on the issue of gay marriage, said he was proud to earn the group's endorsement. “I’m grateful to be endorsed by GOProud, and share their support for free markets and respect for individual rights that includes marriage equality," Baker said in a statement. "The work of organizations like GOProud, and the pro-marriage equality candidates they support, is critical...
  • Get Enrolled!! (VIDEO: Obamacare ad targeted to the gay demographic -- THIS IS NOT A PARODY)

    12/22/2013 10:41:57 AM PST · by Maceman · 104 replies
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  • Get Enrolled [new Obaamcare ad features gay men dancing in their underwear]

    12/22/2013 1:42:39 PM PST · by grundle · 4 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azoWedQH8zQ
  • New ObamaCare Ad Features Semi-Nude Gay Men Dancing, Hugging, Sucking Phallic Symbols

    12/19/2013 5:58:40 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 105 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/19/13 | Aurelius
    An LGBT group called “Out2Enroll” has just created an ad to tout the President’s signature law. Out2Enroll describes itself as “a coalition of organizations who want to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people stay healthy by making sure that one of the major benefits of the Affordable Care Act — access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage — reaches LGBT communities.” In their new video, they feature semi-naked men sucking on candy canes, hugging other men, sucking on their fingers, and making muscles, while a woman signs a song about the greatness of the Affordable Care Act to the...
  • DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz at LGBT gathering: 'We’re very focused on Michigan'

    12/18/2013 9:15:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    mlive.com ^ | December 17, 2013 | Khalil AlHajal
    DETROIT, MI – The Democratic National Committee is honing in on Michigan’s 2014 elections and appears eager to make gay rights a central issue in multiple high-profile races. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz visited Metro Detroit on Tuesday, speaking to a crowd of about 70 LGBT activists and candidates for office. “We’re very focused on Michigan,” she said. “We have at least three House seats that are competitive here. Obviously the gubernatorial race is very competitive… The United States Senate race is competitive. So we are going to be organizing, vocalizing and focusing on Michigan as a prime, central address...
  • Hillary Clinton to Receive Elton John Foundation Award for Supporting Gay Rights

    09/04/2013 12:30:09 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 4, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Hillary Clinton is likely going to have to create a separate wing in her Chappaqua, New York, home for all the awards she's going to receive in the coming years to assist her march to the White House. On Wednesday, the Elton John Foundation announced that the recently opposed to same-sex marriage former Secretary of State is to receive the organization's first Founder's award for her - wait for it - support of gay rights. The foundation in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter "cited a 2011 speech in which Clinton asserted that gay rights were human rights for...
  • VA homosexual group to host phone bank for McAuliffe in Richmond

    08/21/2013 10:50:44 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    There's only one week until LGBT phone bank night! And I need your help. I need you to come out to make some phone calls to help ensure that there will be an LGBT friendly administration in the Governor's Mansion next year. Register here! It's time for the LGBT community and its allies to flex a little gay muscle and demonstrate to politicians the importance of supporting equality. Virginia is still a place where saying things like, "Homosexuality brings nothing but self-destruction, not only physically but of their soul," will earn you votes. I need you to come out next...
  • VA Homosexual group endorses Dem. ticket for Gov/LG/AG

    06/21/2013 7:20:01 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 17 replies
    From an email
    EVPAC Endorsements Reflect Candidates' Support of LGBT Community Dear The next four years could be a crucial turning point for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians. With supportive leadership from the top down here in the Commonwealth, this positive change can build momentum for ending workplace discrimination, gaining marriage equality, extending adoption rights, and protecting our LGBT youth. Equality Virginia's Political Action Committee announced its endorsements for Virginia's statewide races today. Click here now to help us spread the word across the state and get these candidates in office. Terry McAuliffe Terry McAuliffe, Governor McAuliffe spoke at Equality Virginia's 2013...
  • Hoopster Collins to appear with FLOTUS at DNC fundraiser

    05/04/2013 9:43:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    Jason Collins, the pro basketball player who outed himself as gay this week, will appear alongside First Lady Michelle Obama at a New York fundraiser, according to a source familiar with the event. Collins will appear with Obama at the May 29 Democratic National Committee LGBT gala, the source said. The event is Obama's first fundraising stop since President Barack Obama won re-election.
  • Obama Won Florida Because of the Gay Vote

    11/20/2012 10:55:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Kyle Munzenrieder | Thu., Nov. 15 2012
    Barack Obama might have gay voters to thank for his reelection, especially right here in Florida. A new analysis suggests that if only straight people went to the polls here, Romney would have pulled off a win by something like two percentage points. "Similarly, analysis of preliminary returns from Florida show that the 420,000 total LGBT votes cast in the state may be a deciding factor in President Obama's projected lead in Florida," reads a new analysis by the Williams Institue. "Though final results aren't yet known, an estimated 300,000 LGBT Floridians voted for the president -- a margin many...
  • DHS grants gay partners discretion in deportation cases

    09/30/2012 5:26:24 PM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said this week gay and lesbian partners will be considered as family members when immigration agents are trying to decide whether or not to try to deport someone from the U.S. The directive means illegal immigrants in gay or lesbian partnerships with American citizens could be spared deportation under the same leniency that is already often accorded to married couples. But it also raises questions about a federal law that is tied up in the courts which defines marriage at the federal level as the legal union between a man and a woman.
  • 9/11 Bumped By Gay Flag, Michelle Money Plea On Obama Campaign Website…

    09/11/2012 2:14:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 11, 2012
    Via Washington Secrets: September 11th turned out to be just another day on the Obama-Biden campaign website: A fundraising memo from first lady Michelle Obama, a pitch for gay rights including a rainbow-colored American flag [seen above], and a campaign picture under the headline “Photo of the day–September 11th, 2012.” [...]By comparison, the Romney-Ryan campaign features two blog entries, one from Mitt Romney and the other from Paul Ryan, and a 9/11 news release. The Romney campaign homepage featured a tweet and Facebook note about 9/11.The president’s homepage had no 9/11 mention. Instead, it lead with a blog note from...
  • NYC gay bar hosts Obama fundraiser ("GoGo for Obama" in full swing -- no pun intended)

    09/09/2012 6:56:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/9/2012 | Katherine Boyle
    Outside, posters of President Obama and the first lady were the only signs that Eastern Bloc was closed for a private party. To some regulars of the grungy gay bar in Manhattan’s East Village, the $100 minimum cover charge seemed too pricey for a Saturday night. But for an Obama campaign fundraiser, the entrance fee was relatively modest, unlike some of the boisterous dancers at the “GoGo for Obama” event. The fundraiser, hosted by a gaggle of models, fashion editors and socialites, is just one of hundreds of such small, grass-roots events organized by individual donors and held throughout campaign...
  • Record number of out LGBT delegates headed to Democratic convention

    08/29/2012 4:58:04 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 52 replies
    Wisconsin Gazette.com ^ | Aug 29 2012 | Wig
    A record number of out LGBT participants – 534 – are planning to go to Charlotte, N.C., next week for the Democratic National Convention. The number was released on Aug. 28 by the National Stonewall Democrats, the largest LGBT Democratic group in the country. NSD said four years ago about out 350 LGBT people participated in the Democratic convention. "What an amazing and inspiring convention this will be," said Jerame Davis, NSD excutive director. "With over 530 LGBT participants identified for this year's convention, we not only set a new record for LGBT participation in a national convention, we have...
  • Thousands expected at NC gay fest days before DNC

    08/25/2012 6:41:48 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee.com ^ | Aug 25 2012 | Associated Press
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Downtown Charlotte is expected to host thousands for a gay pride festival a week before the country's Democrats come to town. ... Thousands of people annually attend the festival, which also draws dozens of protesters. This year's festival comes after voters decided to add a prohibition against gay marriage to the state constitution, effectively slamming the door shut on same-sex marriages. The Democratic National Convention opens in Charlotte next week to officially nominate President Barack Obama as the party's presidential candidate this year.
  • Democratic platform draft language on marriage equality, ENDA revealed

    08/09/2012 9:03:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    LGBTQ Nation / The Washington Blade ^ | August 9, 2012 | Chris Johnson
    The draft language in the Democratic Party platform endorsing marriage equality has been revealed and shown to say “we support marriage equality” is set to become a tenet of the party’s beliefs. In addition to endorsing marriage equality, the language also calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and urges passage of DOMA repeal legislation known as the Respect for Marriage Act. Notably, the language explicitly backs religious freedom for marriage, saying religions should “decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.” Buzzfeed was first to make the language public ahead of the scheduled...
  • The Chick-fil-A Effect on the 2012 Election

    08/03/2012 2:44:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Huffington Post | August 3, 2012 | Ron Galloway, Business Documentarian
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ron-galloway/the-chickfila-effect-on-t_b_1731161.html
  • Is Chick-fil-A turnout a preview of November? (Somebody gets it)

    08/03/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tim Stanley, Oxford historian, author & blogger
    Wednesday marked Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Across the United States, conservatives gathered in chicken restaurants to show support for the company after its president, Dan Cathy, came out against gay marriage. Democratic mayors in Chicago and Boston at first threatened to halt expansion of the Chick-fil-A chain to their cities, which turned a question of sexual morality into a debate about freedom of speech. The motto of conservative Christians seems to be, "They'll take my chicken from my cold dead hand..." Writing as a European, this story combines two of the things we most readily associate with America: Jesus Christ and...
  • Heads he loses; tails we win: Barack Obama’s walk down the Gay marriage plank

    08/01/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As November gets closer, with few options open to him, Barack Obama has elected to gamble that he can walk on a very narrow plank to victory. In May when Obama “evolved” back to being for Gay “marriage” he was taking a calculated risk. He knew, or should have known, that he would face a strong backlash from his African American base. When the backlash came, was a lot stronger than anyone would have expected. In 2008 Blacks flocked to the polls to vote for Obama at a 95% rate. That surge was enough put him over the top and...
  • Democratic Party to add gay marriage to platform

    07/30/2012 10:25:30 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    abc ^ | 7/30/2012 | Liz Goodwin
    The Democratic Party has added new language endorsing gay marriage in its platform draft, the Washington Blade reports. Sen. Harry Reid said in May that he believed the party would alter its platform in favor of gay marriage,
  • Sen. Inhofe: Obama Forced Military to allow uniformed troops in Gay Pride Parade.

    07/26/2012 8:56:54 AM PDT · by cblue55 · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/26/12 | Melissa Quinn
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe told The Daily Caller he believes President Barack Obama pressured the military into granting an unprecedented exception to rules that prohibit participation in political activities while in uniform. The Defense Department authorized a waiver to allow uniformed service members to march in last weekend’s San Diego gay pride parade, overriding a Defense Department directive‘s specific rules against uniformed service members’ participation in political events. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/25/sen-inhofe-obama-forced-military-to-abandon-apolitical-stance/#ixzz21kEIrMCM
  • Obama Rallies LGBT Community

    06/15/2012 6:04:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/15/12 | Mary Bruce
    President Obama told gay and lesbian supporters today that as long as he is president, they will have a “friend” and “fellow advocate” in the White House. Speaking at a White House reception marking LGBT Pride Month, the president touted his accomplishments on gay rights issues, including repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” his decision to withdraw legal support for the Defense of Marriage Act, and his support for same-sex marriage.
  • Obama Courts Young Hollywood

    06/13/2012 5:27:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 13, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama Courts Young HollywoodPosted By Mark Tapson On June 13, 2012 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments It seems like only yesterday that President Barack Obama was in Los Angeles ensnarling traffic and pocketing a record-setting $15 million in Hollywood campaign donations at George ClooneyÂ’s fundraiser for him. But last week he was back again for a two-day whirlwind tour of TinseltownÂ’s moneyed elite that included five more fundraisers.Before heading off for a breakfast last Thursday that concluded the trip, Obama met privately at the Beverly Hilton with two dozen hot...
  • President Obama Proclaims June “Gay Pride Month”

    06/10/2012 12:29:31 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 191 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/8/2012 | Dave Bohon
    Every year he has been in office President Obama has made it a point to cozy up to America’s tiny homosexual activist minority by officially recognizing June as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.” This year, of course, was no exception. Having just come out officially in favor of legalizing same-sex “marriage,” the President followed up on June 1 by issuing this year’s proclamation setting aside the entire month to commemorate the valuable contributions that gays, lesbians, transvestites, and an odds-and-ends assortment of sexually- and gender-confused individuals have made to American society. “The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...
  • Obama Announces Plans to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act

    05/14/2012 6:18:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 159 replies
    Gawker | Monday, May 14, 2012 | Louis Peitzman
    Source link. Click at your own risk. You spoke too soon, Rand Paul. It sounds like the President's views on marriage just got even gayer. Somewhat buried in CNN's story on Barack Obama's fundraiser in New York is this little tidbit about his administration's plans for marriage equality— He also outlined goals he hopes to accomplish under a second term, including the repeal of the Defense Of Marriage Act, which the administration has already stopped defending. This is the first time Obama has said that he wil actively work to repeal the law. At the fundraiser, hosted by openly gay...