Category Archives: LGBT

HUD Secretary Speaks at White House LGBT Homelessness Conference

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan spoke about the need to prevent homelessness among LGBT Americans at a White House conference on the issue in Detroit earlier on Friday. Donovan cited Michelle DeShane, a lesbian woman who wanted to … Continue reading

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Obama Raises $1.4 Million at D.C. LGBT Fundraiser

President Barack Obama cited the repeal of the ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers as his administration’s most important LGBT-specific accomplishments at a private fundraiser in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night that raised $1.4 million for his re-election campaign. … Continue reading

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LGBT Rights Group Mocks “Hypocrite” Gingrich on Marriage

An LGBT rights group mocks former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as a hypocrite in an ad that ran in today’s Roll Call. Truth Wins Out highlights Gingrich’s opposition to marriage for same-sex couples within the context of his own marital … Continue reading

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Lobby Day Brings Hundreds of LGBT Activists to Capitol Hill

Photo by Michael K. Lavers Hundreds of activists and their allies descended upon Capitol Hill on Thursday to lobby members of Congress to pass several LGBT-specific pieces of legislation. Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task … Continue reading

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Fortuño Indicates Support for LGBT-Inclusive Hate Crimes Law

Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño indicated to reporters on Friday, Dec. 9, that he supports the island’s current hate crimes law that includes sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The governor answered questions about the proposed changes to Puerto … Continue reading

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Human Rights Campaign Again Blasts Proposal to Remove LGBTs from Puerto Rico Hate Crimes Law

The country’s largest LGBT rights organization has once again blasted a proposed provision of Puerto Rico’s new penal code that would eliminate sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and other categories from the island’s hate crimes law. “It would be … Continue reading

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Video: Hillary Clinton Delivers Landmark Speech on LGBT Rights

Speaking in Geneva on Tuesday, Dec. 6, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called upon countries to end human rights abuses against their LGBT citizens. “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights,” she said. Clinton’s landmark speech … Continue reading

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