Romney Tells Gay Conservatives to Drop Dead Says GoProud
May 12 2012 12:06 PM ET

Romney Tells Gay Conservatives to Drop Dead, Says GoProud

Diane Anderson-Minshall

After the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, spoke at Liberty University today, JimmyLaSalvia, executive director and cofounder of GOProud (a national organization of gay-friendly conservatives) took him to task, saying that Romney's message to Goldwater conservatives is clearly "Drop dead."

Gay Sheriff Accused in Deportation Case Drops Congress Bid and Will Run for Reelection
May 11 2012 2:08 PM ET

Gay Sheriff Accused in Deportation Case Drops Congress Bid

Trudy Ring

Paul Babeu says he will instead run for sheriff again.

Congressman Allen West Says Antigay Discrimination Doesn't Happen
May 11 2012 1:20 PM ET

Watch: Congressman Says Antigay Discrimination Doesn't Happen

Trudy Ring

Congressman Allen West says LGBT people don’t face discrimination.

Tenn Pol Blames Bad Parenting Not Bullying For Suicides
April 25 2012 1:41 PM ET

Tenn. Pol. Blames Bad Parenting, Not Bullying, For Suicides

Michelle Garcia

Tennessee state Rep. Jeremy Faison apologized Tuesday after saying poor parenting and improper values are chief causes of teen suicides, and not bullying.

Sims Wins Primary On Track to Become Pennsylvanias 1st Openly Gay Legislator
April 25 2012 9:41 AM ET

Sims Wins Primary, On Track to Become Pennsylvania's 1st Openly Gay Legislator Editors

Brian Sims, an Advocate "40 Under 40" honoree and former executive director of Equality Pennsylvania, will become the state’s first openly gay legislator.

Sen Scott Brown Friend or Foe
November 16 2011 5:00 AM ET

Sen. Scott Brown: Friend or Foe?


Is Scott Brown an LGBT ally? Democrats coveting his seat, once held by the Lion of the Senate, bristle at the very question.

Will Tammy Baldwin Become Antigay Target?
October 20 2011 4:00 AM ET

Will Tammy Baldwin Become Antigay Target? 


Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin might just become the first openly gay U.S. senator.

Gohmert Conspiracy Theory Obama Jobs Bill Is Gift to Gays
October 06 2011 4:52 PM ET

Texas Rep's Conspiracy Theory: Obama Jobs Bill Is Gift to Gays

Lucas Grindley

The right-wing Republican from Texas claimed that Obama's plan to add more jobs is actually part of a scheme to destroy marriage. 

A New Conservative Agenda
July 05 2011 4:00 AM ET

 A New Conservative Agenda

Advocate Contributors

Forget your party affiliation: Republican strategist Margaret Hoover is exactly the brand of straight ally we need right now.

Out Vote
March 10 2011 5:00 AM ET

Out Vote

Advocate Contributors

As the Victory Fund marks its 20th anniversary, elected officials championed by the group reflect on their experiences and offer advice.

I Advocate Joel Burns
February 08 2011 5:00 AM ET

I Advocate ... Joel Burns

Advocate Contributors

Here’s what Joel Burns, the Fort Worth, Texas, city councilman whose “It Gets Better” message on teen suicide made him a YouTube sensation, is passionate about this month.

Ezra Nawi An Unlikely Activist
January 13 2011 4:15 PM ET

An Unlikely Activist

Michael Luongo

Meet Ezra Nawi, a gay Israeli rights advocate whose work transcends West Bank barriers.

Unlocking the Conservative Closet
October 12 2010 4:00 AM ET

Unlocking the Conservative Closet

Kerry Eleveld

From Ken Mehlman to Ted Olson, a short list of GOP icons now taking a stand for gay rights primes the next generation of Republicans to come out.