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Deb Price of The Detroit News writes the first nationally syndicated column on gay issues.
LGBT People Have Much To Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving
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.
Yet Another Reason the GOP Failed
Posted on: Nov 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Republicans are soul-searching right now. They'd be wise to consider jettisoning their gay-baiting.
Election Results Are Bittersweet for Gays
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.
Census Ignores Same-Sex Couples
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.
Northeast States Take the Lead in the Battle for Gay Rights
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.
Gay Americans Have a Friend in Obama
Posted on: Oct 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet
With the exception of marriage, the Democrat supports all major gay rights.
Gay Colorado Politician Heads Toward Election Milestone
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.
Courts Support Rights of Gay Students
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.
Congress Reconsiders Ban on Gays in the Military
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.
Online Adoption Agency Denies Service to Gays
Posted on: Jul 21, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate
The adoption website is brazenly violating anti-discrimination laws.
Changing Hearts and Minds on Gay Marriage
Posted on: Jul 14, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate
Young activists are trying to reach out to conservative voters.
Congress Learns About Transgender Bias
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.
Gay Marriage Is Supported by a Majority of the Public
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.
Governor's Acceptance of Gay Daughter Sends Message of Tolerance
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.
Gays Could Split Over McCain
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.
The California Supreme Court Has Corrected a Monumental Injustice
Posted on: May 20, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate
Let's hope the rest of the nation follows suit and moves towards legalizing gay marriage.
Courts Rule in Favor of Deception
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.
Courageous Gay Bishop Weathers Storm
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.
Schwarzenegger Backs Gay Rights
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.
A Gay Friendly Message to Mega-Churches
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?
Congresswoman Fights for Gay and Trans 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.
America Must Work to End Anti-Gay Abuses Worldwide
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.
State Department Finally Mends Exclusionary Policies
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.
The ABCs of Tolerance
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.
Will John McCain Turn His Back on Gay Americans?
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?
"Between the Lines" Provides a Voice for Gay Community
Posted on: Feb 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet
For 15 years, this Michigan newspaper has advocated for gay rights.
Parents Need to Tell Their Stories About Military's Gay Ban
Posted on: Jan 28, 2008, Source: AlterNet
The military's anti-gay climate doesn't just victimize gay men and women in uniform.
New Hampshire Gayly Steps Forward
Posted on: Jan 7, 2008, Source: Creators Syndicate
2008 introduces civil unions to gay, lesbian, and queer couples in New Hampshire.
What Does the â€˜08 Election Hold for Gay Republicans?
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?
The Gay Truth Squad Polices Giuliani
Posted on: Dec 17, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate
In the YouTube age, Giuliani's turnabout on gay rights is open for everyone to see.
Washington Insider to Lead Charge Against Military's Gay Ban
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.
A Gay Mayor Rises in Michigan
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.
Gay? U.S. House Says That's Okay
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.
Obama Spurns Black LGBT Community for an "Ex-Gay" Musician
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.
Reconciling Catholic Faith with LGBT Children
Posted on: Oct 29, 2007, Source: Creators Syndicate
Catholic parents with LGBT children are working to make the Church more inclusive of their families.
Gay Republicans Go After Mitt Romney's Flip-Flops
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.
On Transgender Rights, Congress Needs Better Teachers
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.
Making the Right Money Decisions -- Decade by Decade
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."
Fighting for LGBT Rights in the Midwest
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.
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