Thompson Campaign Leader Attacks Baldwin Over Gay Pride Event
September 07 2012 1:16 PM ET September 07 2012 3:46 PM ET

GOP's Antigay Attacks Begin in Tammy Baldwin's Senate Bid

Julie Bolcer

Brian Nemoir e-mailed a video and tweeted about the congresswoman’s appearance at a Pride festival in 2010.

Obama Makes The Case That Hope Is Lasting
September 07 2012 12:42 AM ET

Obama Makes The Case That Hope Is Lasting

Lucas Grindley

In an appeal to LGBT voters, the president defended them against scapegoating for America's problems while offering his vision of an improving future.

LGBT College Democrats Leader: It's Still About Youth
September 06 2012 8:11 PM ET

LGBT College Dems Leader: It's Still About Youth

Michelle Garcia

The president of College Democrats of America is a Latina LGBT law student for Obama.

DNC: Baldwin Talks Economy, DADT, Wisconsin Marriage Ban
September 06 2012 7:11 PM ET

DNC: Baldwin Talks Economy, DADT, Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Tammy Baldwin addressed the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, pledging to bet on Wisconsin's work force and taking jabs at Republican policies that she would favor millionaires and billionaires.The Wisconsin senate candidate also voiced her support for President Obama's leadership in repealing "don't ask, don't tell," while also condemning efforts to ban marriage equality in her home state."Our president has made historic progress toward equality," she said. "He repealed 'don't ask, don't tell' so that no American ever again has to lie about who they are in order to serve the country we love. Republicans want to write discrimination into our Constitution. But the Wisconsin I know believes that with each passing year and each generation, our country must become more equal, not less. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Tommy Thompson—they think they're the only ones who speak for Wisconsin." Baldwin stayed mainly on the economy, though, and said that she is a staunch supporter of the Buffet Rule, named after billionaire Warren Buffet, who believes that the wealthy should pay a proportionare share of taxes. She also emphasized her support for Wisconsin's workers. "Wisconsin I know, knows that having two sets of rules makes no kind of sense," she said. "We believe in hard work. For decades, we've worked to make things: paper, engines, tools, ships—and, yes, cheese, brats, and beer. Give our workers a fair shot, and we'll compete against anyone." According to Talking Points Memo, Baldwin is trailing her Republican opponent, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, who leads with an average of 51.6% of voters' support. Watch her speech from the live feed here or read Baldwin's full speech on the following page.

Barney Frank Goes Off Script in Romney Attack During DNC
September 06 2012 6:42 PM ET

Barney Frank Scraps the Script in Romney Attack During DNC

Lucas Grindley

The Massachusetts congressman didn't stick to his prepared remarks and instead elaborated on what it was like to have Mitt Romney as his governor.

September 06 2012 3:23 PM ET

8% of DNC Delegates are LGBT

Chuck Norris Warns Obama Reelection Will Doom Nation
September 06 2012 1:26 PM ET

WATCH: Chuck Norris Warns Obama Reelection Will Doom U.S.

Sunnivie Brydum

The conservative former action star released a "public service announcement" calling on evangelical Christians to oppose President Obama.

Christine Quinn Reflects on Progress at Democratic Convention
September 06 2012 12:25 PM ET

Christine Quinn Reflects on Progress at DNC

Julie Bolcer

The lesbian Speaker of the New York City Council offered her thoughts on the experience for LGBT delegates in Charlotte, and responded to chatter about her own political future.

DNC: California Assembly Speaker Stumps for Marriage Equality, ENDA
September 05 2012 7:14 PM ET

DNC: Calif. Speaker Stumps for Marriage Equality, ENDA

Michelle Garcia

California's out assembly speaker stumps for gays, immigrants, and reproductive rights.

September 05 2012 5:23 PM ET

The Most 'Comically Bad' Antigay TV Ads

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Michelle Obama Speaks at HRC/Victory Fund Luncheon at DNC
September 05 2012 4:00 PM ET

TRANSCRIPT: What Michelle Obama Asked Today's HRC Luncheon to Do

Julie Bolcer

“If you do not live in a battleground state, get to one,” said First Lady Michelle Obama to an excited crowd at the Human Rights Campaign/Victory Fund luncheon on Wednesday.

Democrats Court Gay Voters in Convention Speeches
September 05 2012 11:30 AM ET

The Democrats Are Courting You

Julie Bolcer

From Michelle Obama to Julián Castro and everyone in between, nearly all of the primetime speakers in Charlotte had something to say about equality, and more often than not, marriage.