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Members of Unions and Progressive Groups Back Sanders. When the Chiefs Pick, Clinton Gets the Nod.

Every major union or progressive group that let its members decide the organization’s endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has selected Bernie Sanders, while all of Hillary Clinton’s major endorsements have come from groups in which the leadership decides.

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 READ MORE


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Watch Sanders Stand Up to a Homophobic Congressman Who Insulted LGBT Members of the Military in 1995

The Vermont senator, a U.S. House member throughout most of the 1990s, was a strong defender of gay rights even as President Bill Clinton was about to sign the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. The law, which Hillary Clinton supported, was strongly opposed by many in the LGBT community and was later nullified, in large part, by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



VIDEO: Pope Met Gay Student in Washington; Kim Davis Meeting Was Arranged by Anti-Gay Cleric

Pope Francis’ meeting with the anti-gay-marriage Kentucky county clerk was arranged by an archbishop with known anti-gay sentiments, the Vatican said, and occurred one day after the pontiff met with a gay former student and his boyfriend.

Posted on Oct 3, 2015 READ MORE



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‘Gay Inc.’s Appalling Silence on Bradley Manning

“Why is it that all of the big gay non-profits, from the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)—‘Gay Inc.’—have failed to utter a word of support for Private Bradley Manning, let alone really campaign for him?” asks Andy Thayer at CounterPunch.

Posted on Feb 23, 2013 READ MORE


Strong-Arming the Lawyers

It’s easy to beat up on a big corporate law firm for acting cravenly in its financial self-interest. In the case of King & Spalding, the Atlanta firm that abruptly reneged on its commitment to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, the pummeling is entirely deserved.

Posted on Apr 29, 2011 READ MORE


Obama Promises End to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Again.

President Obama, echoing many of the claims he made on the campaign trail, promised at a Human Rights Campaign gala Saturday to overturn “don’t ask, don’t tell” and called for “full [legal] equality” for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and an end to anti-gay discrimination. On Sunday, thousands descended on Washington in a march whose organizers said the LGBT community will not accept a piecemeal approach to civil rights.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009 READ MORE


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Obama Expected to Address Gay Rights Group

This may not be one of his easiest speeches to deliver, considering his less than harmonious relationship with the audience, but President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to make some remarks during the Human Rights Campaign’s dinner Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Oct 5, 2009 READ MORE


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Stephen Colbert Investigates the ?Gay Agenda?

The pseudo pundit proves once again that he is a master of satire with this interview with the Human Rights Campaign’s Joe Solmonese, who does his best to respond to questions that, for once, sound as dumb as they are.

Posted on Feb 8, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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The ‘Gay Debate’:  Abridged Version

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, those who may have missed the Logo- and HRC-sponsored Democratic debate about “LGBT”-focused issues can see a 10-minute condensed version here—featuring Obama in the hot seat over his stance on gay marriage ... and Melissa Etheridge!

Posted on Aug 10, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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