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Carl DeMaio

Gay Candidate Faces Criticism From Opposing Camps

POLITICS | By Kevin Freking | Jul 15
Carl DeMaio is one of three openly gay Republicans running for Congress this year, but he's the only one who has managed to make political adversaries of both social conservative and gay rights organizations.

Christie to Republicans: Don't Give Up Marriage Fight

POLITICS | By EDGE | Jul 14
While speaking to reporters Saturday at the National Governors Association convention in Nashville, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said while the issue of same-sex marriage is "settled" in his home state, opponents shouldn't give up the fight elsewhere.

ayor Bill de Blasio, right, and his wife Chirlane McCray, second from left, pose for a photograph with their children Dante de Blasio, left, and Chiara de Blasio as they take part in the Mermaid Parade in the Coney Island.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Isn't Afraid to be Goofy

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire | Jul 14
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is not afraid to be bold - and, at times, downright goofy.

Republican Governors' Words Shift on Gay Marriage

POLITICS | By Steve Peoples and Erik Schelzig | Jul 12
Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America's families and politics for years.

A gay Kenyan activist, who asked that his identity not be revealed, visits San Francisco during a recent stateside trip.

Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

POLITICS | By Heather Cassell | Jul 12
Uganda and Nigeria have garnered much global attention due to the countries' anti-LGBT laws, but little notice has been paid to other countries that have, or are proposing, similar laws, such as Kenya.

Sen. Portman: Could Consider '16 Presidential Bid

POLITICS | By Dan Sewell and Julie Carr Smyth | Jul 11
Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday he has definite plans to run in 2016 - at least for re-election. Whether he decides to aim higher, he said, will depend on the field of presidential candidates and the issues they campaign on.

Trans Lobby Day to Bring Awareness to Capitol Hill

POLITICS | By Denise Royal | Jul 11
Transgender Lobby Day is July 14-15. It's an opportunity for transgender people and advocates from across the country to educate their members of Congress and lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Sarah Palin

Sportsman Channel Renews Palin’s ’Amazing America’

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 9
The Sportsman Channel said Monday that Sarah Palin’s series, "Amazing America," is being renewed for a second season that will start early next year.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signing the anti-gay bill

Uganda: Donors Who Withheld Aid ’Misinterpreted’ Anti-Gay Bill

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 8
The Ugandan government now says that international donors who withheld aid because of their anti-gay bill have "misinterpreted" the law, whose main focus was to "stop the promotion of homosexuality to children and others."

Texas Dems Unveil Pro-LGBT Platform: Ban Conversion Therapy

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 2
The Texas Democratic Party is putting gay rights front and center this November at the ballot box with a platform that calls for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, marriage equality and employment non-discrimination.