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Hotspots Special Op-Ed :: Making America Hate Again?

By Mark Paige | Oct 29
Trump knows he's not going to win the LGBT vote. His goal is to shave enough points off Hillary's LGBT majority to propel him to victory in key states. To do this, he lies. It is not sharia law that threatens us. It is a Trump presidency.

The X-Y-Z of Being LGBT

By Lainey Millen | Apr 10
Being an LGBT individual can often be a challenging experience. And, in today's world, labels and explanations are rampant, even if one does not like being categorized by any number of them.

"Nothing Changes": The GOP's Gay Problem

By Rhuaridh Marr | Feb 22
It seems that LGBT people have been left with one choice if they want to protect and advance their rights: Vote Democrat.

Congressmen Say LGBT Advances At Stake In General Election

By John McDonald | Feb 20
U.S. Congressmen David Cicilline and Patrick Murphy made a stop in Fort Lauderdale Friday evening, Feb. 12, speaking to a small group of donors at a local coffee shop.

Montana Governor Issues Trans-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Order

By John Riley | Jan 24
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) on Monday issued an executive order extending nondiscrimination protections to state employees and state contractors based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

In San Francisco, Trans Policy Plays A Role in Sheriff's Election

By Khaled Sayed | Oct 31
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's plans to stop classifying transgender inmates who haven't had surgery according to their birth sex have raised criticism from people in his department and has become an issue as he tries to hold onto his job.

Abercrombie Blames Primary Loss on Gay Marriage

By Vijay Joshi and Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 30
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.

Rhode Island Lawmakers Jockey to be House Speaker

By Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith | Mar 23
Two legislators have emerged as candidates to replace RI’s first openly gay House Speaker Gordon Fox after he relinquished the House speakership following FBI raids on his home and office.

At Values Voter Summit, Signs of a Morphing Republican Party

By Justin Snow | Oct 19
There was no surer sign that even the most conservative wings of the Republican Party are aware change is afoot in the United States than at this year’s Values Voter Summit.

Out Congressional Candidate Jousts With Tea Party Dad in New Ad

Sep 18
Congressional hopeful and Democratic state Rep. Carl Sciortino is playing up his liberal credentials in new ad featuring a light-hearted back-and-forth with his tea party dad, Carl Sciortino, Sr.

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