Dick Cheney – Fierce Advocate?

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Wow, talk about twisted irony! It is being reported that Dick Cheney aka Darth Vador was a part of the lobbying effort to pass marriage equality in Maryland. The Maryland House of Delegates managed to narrowly pass the marriage equality bill on Friday by a vote of 71-67. Republican Delegate Wade Kach had been widely expected to vote against the ... See the Rest

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Responds to SOTU

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"The fact is, the state of the union for LGBT people remains largely one of inequality. In many parts of the country, we can still be fired from or denied employment for simply being who we are, and marriage inequality relegates our families to second-class status. If the president is truly serious about job creation and boosting America's economic ... See the Rest

DADT Cloture Vote FAILS in Senate

The cloture vote in the senate on Don't Ask Don't Tell has failed 56-43. As former presidential advisor Richard Socarides said last night on Olbermann: “If those who want to hold off repeal accomplish this, it will be a horrific fraud on the American people and really a massive failure of leadership at the Pentagon, at Congress, and at the ... See the Rest

Who Is The Real Fierce Advocate?

Kerry Eleveld, The Advocate’s dogged LGBT reporter, has an in-depth and up-to-date report on the state of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal in which she ponders how it came to be that Lady Gaga has become more of a “fierce advocate” than President Obama has even attempted to be when it comes to the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and LGBT issues in ... See the Rest

Take This Job And Shove It!

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyThe Obama administration is now said to be reconsidering its decision to force out an African American Agriculture Department official over a racial flap based on a video clip of a speech she gave at an NAACP event. The white farmer’s family involved in the incident has come ... See the Rest

Sound Familiar?

"I will be their fierce advocate to make sure they are getting the compensation they need to get through what is going to be a difficult season." – President Obama giving the residents of the Gulf Coast a promise that sounds very familiar to many in the LGBT community, as he prepares for his Oval Office speech on the oil spill disaster tonight. ... See the Rest

From The Mouths of Babes

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10-year-old Will Phillips, who garnered national attention when he refused to say the pledge of allegiance until all citizens are treated equally, is now a spokesman for the new organization GetEQUAL and asks President Obama (as well as the rest of us) to start stepping-up for equality. What a great kid! ... See the Rest

Obama Drops LGBT Provisions

While many Progressives were unhappy to find that the Public Option was no longer a part of the President’s new health care plan, gay activists were equally disappointed to find that President Obama had also dropped all the LGBT provisions that had been part of the House health care reform bill. The provisions would have prohibited discrimination ... See the Rest