Rep. Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania officially became the lead sponsor on the "don't ask, don't tell" repeal bill on Tuesday night, but he's been stepping up efforts to get the bill moving for months.
President Barack Obama will have the chance to commit America to the work of providing equality to its LGBT citizens when he addresses activists at a White House reception Monday. Let's hope it doesn't become a missed opportunity.
Rep. Jared Polis skipped the president's Oval Office signing ceremony last week of an order extending some benefits to gay federal employees' same-sex partners, but he will attend the DNC fund-raiser Thursday. Polis discusses his rationale and the prospects for overturning "don't ask, don't tell" and DOMA.
The highest ranking LGBT official in the Obama administration told The Advocate Sunday that Hate Crimes might pass next week and that President Obama was soon to announce an initiative regarding equalizing protections and benefits for LGBT employees.