Tracking the 2008
The Advocate has reported live from Iowa, New
Hampshire, South Carolina, L.A. and more in the course
of what has become one of the most historic elections
of the last century. Explore our Election 2008 blog for the
latest, or peruse our archive of stories below and get
yourself up to speed on everything gay in this
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Estimated Number of Gay,
Lesbian and Bisexual Adults for States Participating in 2008
with primaries on February 5
States with primaries on other
Source: "Same-sex Couples and
the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Population: New Estimates
from the American Community Survey," The
Total GLB population for
Super Tuesday states: 4,461,952 (Based on Figures from 2005
American Community Survey)
The Advocate takes you inside L.A.'s Kodak Theatre,
where Democratic contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack
Obama face off in the last debate before Tsunami
Blogging from Charleston to Myrtle Beach, The
Advocate explores the relationship between the
LGBT and black communities, the McClurkin effect on voters,
and the momentum of the Democratic candidates.
Dennis Kucinich is the politician we've been asking
for. So why aren't gays supporting him for president?
Meet Sharon Malheiro, an Obama supporter and the first of five LGBT
Iowans we are getting to know as we follow them
through the Iowa caucus on January 3, the first step in the
nominating process on the road to the White House.
Jeff Westendorf is president of the Log Cabin Republican chapter in
Iowa and a Giuliani supporter. Westendorf is the second of
five LGBT Iowans The Advocate will follow
through the Iowa caucus on January 3, the official
kickoff of the 2008 presidential campaign.
Caucusing 101: Drake University professor Rachel
Paine Caufield gives The Advocate the lowdown on
caucusing in Iowa, how unpredictable it is, and why it
matters to have an LGBT presence.
Webster is a Clinton supporter and the third of five
LGBT Iowans we are getting to know as we follow them
through the Iowa caucus on January 3, the first of
many steps in the process of nominating candidates
for the office of president.
is a Republican who hasn’t totally fallen for any of
his candidates so far. He is the fourth of five LGBT
Iowans whom we are following through the Iowa caucuses
on January 3, the first contest in the nominating