Stories by Deb Price

Deb Price of The Detroit News writes the first nationally syndicated column on gay issues. subscribe to Deb Price's feed

Posted on: Nov 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Despite recent heartbreaking setbacks, things are better for gay Americans now than at any other time in the nation's history.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Republicans are soul-searching right now. They'd be wise to consider jettisoning their gay-baiting.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

In a reminder that time always sides with those fighting for equality, a majority of young people voted against the gay marriage ban in California.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Lawmakers need data that tell truthful stories about America's diverse households -- yet another reason DOMA needs to get wheeled to the curb.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Connecticut just legalized same-sex marriage. The next marriage-celebration fireworks will likely be set off in New Jersey, New York and Vermont.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

With the exception of marriage, the Democrat supports all major gay rights.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

The success, so far, of Jared Polis' run for Congress underscores how far voters have come in looking beyond sexual orientation.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Court decisions across the country give school officials a timely reminder that gay kids have the right to express themselves.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

The hearing was an important first step in repealing an un-American law that hurts the military by pushing away talented gays and lesbians.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

The adoption website is brazenly violating anti-discrimination laws.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Young activists are trying to reach out to conservative voters.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

The June 26th hearing was an important first step in educating Congress about why a federal law protecting transgender employees is sorely needed.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

One of the most exciting things about the delightful first wave of gay weddings across California was how much the nation took it in stride.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

It is important that other prominent African-American politicians follow Governor Deval Patrick's lead and vocally support gay rights.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Gay Republicans need to think twice before supporting McCain, whose record on gay rights is dangerously similar to Bush's.

Posted on: May 20, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Let's hope the rest of the nation follows suit and moves towards legalizing gay marriage.

Posted on: May 12, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Anti-gay crusaders are deceiving voters about their strategies and intentions -- and the courts are playing along.

Posted on: May 5, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Bishop Gene Robinson calls on religious gays and lesbians to fight for acceptance within their spiritual communities.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

California's governor has taken a humane and reasonable stance on gay marriage. John McCain should pay attention.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

A new generation of church leaders avoids rabid, anti-gay rhetoric. Can they be pushed to accept and support gay rights?

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

Gay Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is tirelessly working to secure equal protections for gay and trans people.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

All over the world gay men, lesbians, and transgender people are denied fundamental freedoms. America is not doing enough to help.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

After years of lobbying, the partners of gay State Department employees are being extended some basic rights.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

As American society becomes more gay-friendly, so must public schools.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund is launching a political training program that helps gays of color serve their community.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

After actively working to defeat Mitt Romney, Log Cabin Republicans hope John McCain will support gay rights. What does his record tell us?

Posted on: Feb 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet

For 15 years, this Michigan newspaper has advocated for gay rights.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The military's anti-gay climate doesn't just victimize gay men and women in uniform.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

2008 introduces civil unions to gay, lesbian, and queer couples in New Hampshire.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate

If you were (or are) a gay Republican, which candidate would you be supporting during the primaries?

Posted on: Dec 17, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

In the YouTube age, Giuliani's turnabout on gay rights is open for everyone to see.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

Despite popular support for lifting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," it may take a Washington insider to get the job done.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

The story of Michigan's first openly gay mayor takes place in the small town of Ferndale.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

It has taken more than 30 years for the House to pass the bill now known as the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

Barack Obama has alienated a large number of black gays and lesbians for giving musician Donnie McClurkin, an "ex-gay," a platform for his campaign in South Carolina.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

Catholic parents with LGBT children are working to make the Church more inclusive of their families.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

The Log Cabin Republicans run a daring ad in Iowa, pointing out Mitt Romney's backtracking on abortion rights and gun control.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

Members of the House could learn a lot about transgender identity from someone like Alice Miller, a scholar and former CIA analyst who waited until her 60s to transition.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

One's 20s and 60s shouldn't be so different because they are both times of change and exploration, according to Per Larson, author of "Gay Money."

Posted on: Oct 1, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate

It took a tragic death for Jeffrey Montgomery to go from a "mind your own business" kind of gay guy to a "mind our own business" kind of gay activist.