Op-ed: The Real Reason Rob Portman Won’t Run for President
December 04 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Real Reason Rob Portman Won’t Run

James Richardson

It's tough out there for a nerd.

Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has Died
November 23 2014 1:06 PM ET

Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has Died

Diane Anderson-Minshall

An early supporter of gay rights, Barry may best be remembered for successfully re-entering public service after serving jail time for drug possession.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow a Fan of Secret Lesbian Love Story
November 15 2014 12:02 PM ET

WATCH: Why Rachel Maddow Is a Fan of This Love Story

Lucas Grindley

The MSNBC host had a book to recommend to her viewers this week.

Op-ed: Republicans Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now
November 14 2014 7:01 AM ET

Op-ed: GOP Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

Thom Senzee

I was waiting for so much doom and gloom after 2012, but all I got was a lousy Prius (and I still can't speak much Arabic).

November 07 2014 8:54 AM ET

Latvia's Foreign Minister Tweets: 'I Am Gay'

In a country where LGBT rights have far to go, a key government figure publicly embraces his sexual orientation.

Christine Quinn's Next Political Move? Equality For Women
November 04 2014 6:40 AM ET

Christine Quinn's Next Political Move? Equality For Women

Katie Boyden

New York's former City Council speaker Christine Quinn is using her experience as a lesbian and a woman in politics by leading a new party.

October 31 2014 1:19 PM ET

Christine Quinn Is Back & Wants You to Vote for the Women's Equality Party

After a disappointing defeat, the New York politician is back with a new cause to fight for: She wants you to vote for the Women's Equality Party

Don't Worry, Ted Cruz Still Loves His iPhone
October 30 2014 12:22 PM ET

Don't Worry, Ted Cruz Still Loves His iPhone

Michelle Garcia

After Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly disclosed that he is gay, Sen. Ted Cruz says he won't be ditching his iPhone anytime soon.

Alaska High Schooler: Congressman's Apology 'Doesn't Mean Crap'
October 24 2014 4:50 PM ET

Alaska Student: GOP Rep's Apology 'Doesn't Mean Crap'

Sunnivie Brydum

A written statement doesn't atone for Alaska Congressman Don Young's inappropriate, insensitive remarks at a Wasilla High School speech earlier this week, says the student who was targeted.

As Advocates Gather in D.C., Pelosi Endorses Trans Military Service
October 21 2014 12:49 PM ET

Nancy Pelosi Endorses Open Trans Military Service 

Mitch Kellaway

This week House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi became one of the first politicians to officially come out in support of trans people serving openly in the U.S. military.

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