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Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist

Crist Opponents Question His Political Conversion

POLITICS | By Brendan Farrington | Aug 11
It sounds like something Republican Gov. Rick Scott would ask of Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist: "How can the people of Florida trust your recent conversion?"

Inmates, left, and former Gov. Jim McGreevey, right, laugh as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, second right, makes a joke

Where 'Gay American' Jim McGreevey Is, 10 Years On

POLITICS | By Geoff Mulvihill | Aug 10
Ten years after he announced that he was a "gay American" and would resign from office after a scandal-plagued stint as New Jersey governor, Jim McGreevey is back in government, this time mostly as an evangelist for prison reform.

Stuart Milk :: Taking on Global GLBT Rights

POLITICS | By Thom Senzee | Aug 10
Building on Harvey Milk's legacy with tireless efforts to improve the plights of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender people around the globe is Milk's nephew and Milk Foundation President, Stuart Milk.

Lesbian councilwoman Jovanka Beckles

Lesbian Councilwoman Target of Constant Hate Speech

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 9
Richmond, California's Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, the city's first openly lesbian councilwoman, has faced constant hate speech since she was elected to her position four years ago in 2010.

Victoria Jackson, a washed up comedienne on the campaign trail

Anti-Gay Ex-SNL Cast Member Gets Trounced in Local Election

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 8
The worlds of entertainment, gay rights and local politics scored a minor victory Thursday when former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson was trounced in her bid to win a seat on the Williamson County Commission.

Seattle's City Council supports removing the ban

Seattle City Council Backs End to Gay Blood Donation Ban

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 7
The City Council of Seattle, Washington, unanimously backed a repeal of America's longstanding ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

63 Texas GOPs Liken Gay Marriage to Pedophilia, Polygamy & Incest

POLITICS | By EDGE | Aug 7
A court brief that links same-sex marriage to incest, polygamy and pedophilia that was signed by 63 Texas GOP lawmakers was filed Monday. It calls upon the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Actress Cheryl Hines walks across a lawn to the tent where her wedding to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., will take place in Hyannis Port, Mass. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (

RFK Jr., Actress Hines Wed at Kennedy Compound

POLITICS | Aug 3
Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are now husband and wife.

Sen. Vincent Sheheen

S.C. Gubernatorial Candidate: Time to Stop Defending Marriage Ban

POLITICS | Aug 3
Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic challenger says South Carolina should "pause" in defending against a legal challenge to the state's gay marriage ban, while a Republican state Senate leader says he believes the end of the ban is inevitable.

Toni Atkins

Tony Atkins Briefly Became CA's First Out Governor

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Aug 1
California State Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D), who is gay, served as the state's governor for about 8 hours while those Democratic officials above her in the line of succession were traveling outside of the state.