Tag Archives: 2012

10 big stories for 2012

Significant events are crowding the calendar for 2012, and each promises considerable drama and suspense for the LGBT community. Here are the ten most important to keep an eye on:

Senate includes watered-down amendment

The U.S. Senate passed a defense spending bill on Thursday (December 1) with only a much watered-down amendment seeking to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act against same-sex marriages.

Frank: Leaving the arena but not the fight

Something changed for U.S. Rep. Barney Frank between February and November of this year. In February, he announced he would seek re-election in 2012, to a 17th term in office. And on Monday, November 28, he announced this current term

Baldwin: Ready for the fight

U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin said Wednesday that her campaign for a U.S. Senate seat from Wisconsin "will not be about me," but she’s "prepared to respond to any number of likely attacks in this political age," including ones based on

Baldwin makes it official: She’s running for Senate seat

The news became official Tuesday: U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin is running for the U.S. Senate in 2012. Baldwin made her announcement on her campaign website tammybaldwin.com and via email to supporters Tuesday morning.

Feingold won’t run; Baldwin leads poll

Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold announced Friday (August 19) that he will not seek the seat being vacated by Senator Herb Kohl, removing what has been considered the only real obstacle to a run by Rep. Tammy Baldwin.

Baldwin ‘steaming toward’ 2012 Senate bid

Her campaign stationary says "Tammy Baldwin 2012." But the text of the July 13 press release walks the U.S. House’s only openly lesbian member one step closer to an historic bid for a U.S. Senate seat: "She is a likely candidate

Gingrich 2012: Batting or baiting?

Educated people who know someone gay are often the most likely to stand up for gay people and support their right to be treated the same as everyone else. Not so Newt Gingrich. The former Speaker of the House, who has

Re-match likely in Massachusetts for 2012

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) announced Thursday that he will be a candidate for re-election in 2012. The announcement is unusual for its timing. It is more routine for even the most veteran elected officials to wait until just before time