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Washington State leaders back Clinton but Sanders takes the delegates

Many of Washington State's best known openly LGBT leaders, including Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, endorsed Hillary Clinton, but the state caucus voters gave Bernie Sanders the lion's share of the state's delegates Saturday.

Speed Read: Crowd cheers rainbows

The crowd at Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade Sunday cheered a group of gay men who walked behind a "diversity" float, tossing rainbow-colored beads to observers. Sam Adams beer makers and Heineken withdrew their sponsorship of the parades for excluding

Speed Read: Monday 16 December 2013

Lesbian Republican activist Mary Cheney's record of contributions to candidates confirms her claim "I'm really conservative." Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will try to convince St. Patrick's Day parade organizers to drop its an LGBT contingent. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says

Speed Read: Wednesday 6 November 2013

Illinois becomes 15th state to provide marriage equality. Hawaii bill advances over another hurdle. Openly gay legislator becomes Seattle's first openly gay mayor. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid goads House Speaker John Boehner. And more...

Seattle gets first gay mayor: Ed Murray

Openly gay Washington State Senator Ed Murray won election Tuesday night to become Seattle’s first openly gay mayor. Seattle is the 22nd most populous city in the nation. There was other good news for gay candidates last night. Houston’s

LGBT candidates score long list of firsts

A first-ever openly gay person elected U.S. Senator, the largest ever number of openly LGBT people elected to Congress, two new speakers at state houses, the first-ever openly transgender person elected to a state legislature, and the first openly LGBT

Washington governor signs marriage bill; NJ Senate advances one

In a sometimes emotional ceremony Monday morning (February 13), Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed the freshly passed marriage equality bill, telling a crowded gathering at the State House, saying that it means same-sex couples “will no longer be separate but

Marriage two-step: forward in Maryland, backward in Indiana

Marriage equality and legal recognition for same-sex relationships took a few big steps forward this past week—in Maryland, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Rhode Island. But they took a few steps backward, too—in Indiana, New Hampshire, and Wyoming.