Author Archives: Lisa Keen
The Democratic National Convention had its controversies this week, including a few boos for Barney Frank, but LGBT delegates and audiences saw a much friendlier atmosphere for their issues and concerns than at the Republican National Convention.
Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate will be U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, who has a solid record of supporting equal rights for LGBT people.
While they don't like the Republican Party's platform, LGBT Republicans in Cleveland say the speakers --including the nominee Donald Trump-- showed a much more accepting attitude than at previous conventions.
DNC LGBT Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes says that, among other things, he's "very hopeful" there will be an openly LGBT speaker during prime time television coverage of next week's Democratic National Convention.
Lesbian attorney Inga Bernstein's nomination to a federal district court seat has been pending for a year now, but a blockade of Obama nominees, including a Supreme Court nominee, portends she'll wait even longer.
Even Log Cabin Republicans expressed fury this week over the Republican Party platform's hostility to LGBT people. And the Human Rights Campaign said it is "prepared to go to extraordinary lengths to defeat” the Trump-Pence ticket.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump just confirmed that he's asked Indiana Governor Mike Pence to be his running mate. Pence has a long record of opposition to equal rights for LGBT people, but he made many conservatives mad last year
House committee holds hearing on bill to allow discrimination based on ‘religious’ and ‘moral’ beliefs
Rep. Elijah Cummings said he couldn't imagine "a more inappropriate day to hold" a hearing on a bill seeking to allow discrimination against LGBT people. The House committee hearing, on the one-month anniversary of the Orlando nightclub shooting, featured the
GOP Convention: Some LGBT events in Cleveland but only half of six LGBT delegates are pledged to Trump
The Republican convention next week is expected to nominate its most LGBT friendly presidential candidate ever, but only half of the six openly LGBT delegates to the convention are pledged to support him. Here's what to watch for next week
Lesbian Rachel Hoff, the first openly gay member of the Republican National Convention's platform committee, offered a carefully tempered proposal Monday to have the party welcome "thoughtful conversation" about marriage for same-sex couple. Instead, she got a "slap in the