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Log Cabin Republicans Papering Over Trump Move to Bolster Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom?'

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 18
So far, conservative lawmakers and organizations have shown themselves willing to look the other way when Trump attacks minorities -- but putatively pro-LGBTQ equality group Log Cabin Republicans may have set a new bar.

Creep of the Week :: Wes Goodman: The Ultimate Hypocrite?

By D'Anne Witkowski | Dec 9
Wes Goodman, a state representative from Ohio who is married to a lady, has resigned after getting caught doing sex-stuff with a man in his office. Unheard of, right? As if!

The Trump Presidency has Truly Redefined 'Breaking News'

By D'Anne Witkowski | Oct 28
If you feel exhausted, disgusted, and helpless, well then, know that they're getting to you. All is working as planned. Tuning out the chaos is often the only coping mechanism that seems possible. Unfortunately, that means letting the chaos win.

Pence Carves His Own Political ID, on Behalf of Trump

By Ken Thomas and Steve Peoples | Aug 8
Shuttling across the country aboard Air Force Two, Vice President Mike Pence has been a loyal messenger for President Donald Trump. At the same time, he has been carving out his own political identity.

Chechen President Defends Families Killing Gay Relatives

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 29
In an interview with HBO, the leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said he would defend "honor killings" of gay men by their families.

President of Chechnya Denies Existence of Gays

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 22
Ramzan Kadyrov, president of the Russian republic of Chechnya, has denied claims of persecution and murders of perceived bisexual and gay men by claiming Chechnya has no gays.

LGBT America Under Trump: The Fight Ahead

By Peter Jackson | Jun 10
Any hope for advancement of equality under Trump has evaporated and turned instead to fear. Trump's administration is pandering to the base that supported him -- and things might get a lot, lot worse.

Trump Removes LGBT Folks From Aging Survey

By Michael d'Oliveira | May 13
The National Survey of Older Americans Act is used to help the Department of Health and Human Services decide how it will allocate federal funding. Its erasure of LGBT Americans could have serious impact.

Florida Congressman Ted Deutch Blasts Rubio In Pride Center Appearance

By John McDonald | Oct 29
U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch blasted U.S. Senator Marco Rubio for "using the LGBT community to advance his own political interests."

Alabama Justice Roy Moore Defends Himself Against Same-Sex Marriage Ethics Violation Charges

By John Riley | Sep 29
Alabama Chief Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore has denied that he encouraged probate judges to defy the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that legalized marriage equality nationwide.

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