Former NY Gov Eliot Spitzer Is Never Going Back to Chick Fil A
July 27 2012 2:17 PM ET

Former NY Gov Eliot Spitzer Is Never Going Back to Chick-Fil-A

Charles Hicks

“I used to love Chick-Fil-A," Spitzer said. "Their sandwiches were great. Their lemonade was amazing. I’m never going back.”

Wisconsin Legislator Comes Out as Bisexual
July 27 2012 11:53 AM ET

Wisconsin Legislator Comes Out as Bisexual

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Wisconsin Representative JoCasta Zamarripa told reporters this week that she's decided to come out as bisexual — doing so before her upcoming re-election bid.

WATCH Rent Star Anthony Rapp There's Darkness Ahead if Romney is Elected
July 25 2012 7:44 PM ET

WATCH: Rent Star Anthony Rapp Predicts Darkness Ahead if Romney Wins

Jeremy Kinser

Anthony Rapp, who became a star with the Pulitzer Prize-winning AIDS-themed musical Rent, shares his conversations with LGBT youth and speaks out against presidential hopeful Mitt Romney i

WATCH Nancy Pelosi Ballroom Dance ZZ Top at Gay Wedding
July 11 2012 11:56 AM ET

WATCH: Nancy Pelosi Ballroom Dances to ZZ Top at Gay Wedding

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The most powerful woman in Congress can still shake it out.

Dont Say Gay Bill Sponsor Too Antigay for HS Hall of Fame
June 14 2012 3:32 PM ET

'Don't Say Gay' Bill Sponsor Too Antigay for H.S. Hall of Fame

Michelle Garcia

A group of residents in Vestal, N.Y., are campaigning for their local high school to remove a Tennessee state senator and former student from its hall of fame, because of his controversial remarks

Thomas Duane Retiring from New York State Senate
June 03 2012 8:08 PM ET

Out, HIV-Positive Thomas Duane Leaving Politics

Neal Broverman

Another Democrat is expected to take his place in the New York Senate.

Rev Fears for Life After Denouncing Gays on Facebook
May 23 2012 1:56 PM ET

Rev. Fears for Life After Denouncing Gays

Michelle Garcia

A Mississippi Baptist minister-turned-lawmaker says he fears for his life after he reportedly cited Bible passages that denounced homosexuality on Facebook. Rep. Andy Gipson, reacting to President Barack Obama's recent endorsement of marriage equality, said, "The only opinion that counts is God's," he said before posting a passage from the Book of Leviticus on May 10. The passage read, "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."

Antigay and Exgay Mayoral Candidate Drops From Race
May 19 2012 6:12 PM ET

Antigay (and Ex-Gay) Mayoral Candidate Drops From Race

Jeremy Kinser

Dara McDowell, a candidate for mayor of Covington, Kentucky and an ex-gay mother of eight, whose platform including fighting the "homosexual agenda," has dropped out of the race May 15, reports website Back2Stonewall.

Dee Coram is the Gay Son of the Colorado Legislator Who Killed the Colorado Civil Unions Bill
May 16 2012 12:10 PM ET

Gay Son of Colorado Legislator Disappointed With Father for Killing Civil Unions Bill

Neal Broverman

Dee Coram, the gay son of Republican Colorado legislator Don Coram, says he's "let down" that his father killed a state civil unions bill. The younger Coram pleaded with his father to not use his power to doom the legislation — his father refused and the bill died by one vote in a committee. "Yesterday was the first and only time I ever called him and said, "Can you do this?" the 44-year-old Dee Coram, the policitian's only offspring, told The Denver Post. "He said, 'I love you, but absolutely not.'"

Arizona Sheriff Wants to Bridge Chasm Between Gays and Republicans
May 14 2012 3:22 PM ET

Arizona Sheriff Wants to Bridge Chasm Between Gays and Republicans

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Pinal County, Ariz., sheriff Paul Babeu was outed earlier this year, after some allegations from a former boyfriend insinuating that Babeu, a conservative Republican, had made unethical decisions in his personal and professional life. While the investigation continues (Babeu says that he welcomes it because it will exonerate him), the sheriff has called off his campaign for Congress. 

Will Marriage Equality Affect 2016 Presidential Race
May 13 2012 2:06 PM ET

Will Marriage Equality Affect 2016 Presidential Race?

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Will President Obama’s outspoken support for same-sex marriage affect the 2016 presidential race? The Los Angeles Times thinks so. Paul West's new political column says the person for whom "risks and rewards of the issue have suddenly been raised is Martin O’Malley," the Maryland governor who is considered a likely White House aspirant.

Top Romney Aid Outed Trans Political Opponent
May 12 2012 1:53 PM ET

Top Romney Aide Outed Trans Political Opponent

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Mitt Romney has been under assault all week for a variety of political gaffes, but a new report in Raw Story highlights the questionable ethics of his top aide and political strategist, Eric Fehrnstrom.

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