California: Atkins Takes Top Legislative Spot As First Lesbian Speaker
June 08 2014 1:59 PM ET

Atkins Takes Top Legislative Spot As First Lesbian Calif. Speaker

Thom Senzee

Toni Atkins is now the second LGBT person to take one of California's most influential political posts.

WATCH: Openly Gay Mayor Elected in Long Beach, Calif.
June 04 2014 1:41 PM ET

WATCH: Openly Gay Mayor Elected in Long Beach

Sunnivie Brydum

Robert Garcia becomes the first openly gay and first Latino mayor of Los Angeles suburb Long Beach, Calif.

Obama Declares June Pride Month, Urges Amercans to Eliminate Prejudice Everywhere
May 31 2014 11:36 AM ET

Obama Declares June Pride Month, Urges Amercans to Eliminate Prejudice Everywhere

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The White House proclamation reiterates the successes LGBT Americans have had this year, but still calls for an end to violence and workplace discrimination.

Utah Republican Admits Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable
May 29 2014 3:03 PM ET

Utah Repub. Admits Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable

Sunnivie Brydum

Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican from Utah, says anyone who doesn't believe marriage equality will soon be the law of the land 'just isn't living in the real world.'

Op-ed: What Would Harvey Milk Think?
May 29 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: What Would Harvey Milk Think?

Evan Low

Gay politician Evan Low knows how far we've come since the days of Harvey Milk's trailblazing activism, but he wonders what Milk would think of our progress.

Ga. Candidate: Gay Cabal Recruiting Children, Threatens Nation
May 22 2014 4:13 PM ET

Ga. Candidate: Gay Cabal Recruits Kids, Threatens Nation

Trudy Ring

Congressional hopeful Jody Hice, who just advanced to a runoff, made these points in a 2012 book, not realizing some of the material he quoted was meant ironically.

WATCH LIVE: Harvey Milk Stamp Dedication
May 22 2014 2:55 PM ET

WATCH LIVE: Harvey Milk Stamp Dedication

Michelle Garcia

Politicians, activists, and LGBT notables will attend a special event at the White House Thursday to officially dedicate the Harvey Milk Stamp at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

May 16 2014 6:04 PM ET

Barney Frank On Working With LGBT Advocates & Some Great Wedding Loot

The legendary politico on the challenges of working with a new generation of LGBT advocates, the importance of humor, the greediness of C-Span, and his wedding loot

May 12 2014 5:41 PM ET

Clay Aiken's Democratic Rival Unexpectedly Dies

The former American Idol star will now go on to face GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers in the fall

Annise Parker Is Not Going Away
May 12 2014 4:00 AM ET

Annise Parker Is Not Going Away

Tom Dart

A very visible lesbian activist of the 1980s became the three-term mayor of America’s fourth largest city — and in Texas. With her sights set on statewide office, is Annise Parker proof Texas politics have grown up?

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