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Trump defies the odds, wins the White House

It was nearly 3 a.m. Wednesday before Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had the 270 electoral votes he needed to win the White House. Exit poll data suggests only about 14 percent of LGBT voters supported him, a record low

LGBT Guide to Watching Election Night Unfold

When might the U.S. know whether it has elected its first woman president? When might the country know which party will take control of the U.S. Senate? Will the LGBT community pick up a new seat in Congress? Will Republican

Two weeks, two candidates, many differences

Both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton can be said to represent the "most pro-gay" major party presidential candidate in history. But there are significant differences in how their positions and records stack up. Here's a look at the

Last debate: Both candidates use LGBT issues

Marriage equality, the Orlando nightclub massacre, and the execution of gays in some foreign countries all came up during the third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas Wednesday night.

First debate: Trump leans on feud with Rosie

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump once again relied on his long-standing feud with lesbian comedian Rosie O'Donnell to deflect criticism of his record of making derogatory remarks about women. Most political commentators scored the first presidential debate for Democrat Hillary

North Carolina: Battles on two fronts

Update Monday 12:20 p.m.: Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts issued a statement this morning (Sept. 19) that left no impression the Council would consider repealing its ordinance. “The City of Charlotte continues its commitment to be a welcoming community that honors and respects

Clinton stumbles, Trump promises ‘religious liberty’

Hillary Clinton's remarks before an LGBT fundraiser Friday were being compared to Mitt Romney's famously damaging "47 percent" quip in his failed presidential bid. Meanwhile, Donald Trump praised anti-gay activist Phyllis Schlafly and promised a conservative religious group Friday that

Clinton speech: gesture to LGBT, breaking barriers

Hillary Clinton mentioned LGBT people only once in her speech Thursday night, accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, but nearly every other speaker made prominent reference to the community and its issues, including many openly LGBT speakers.

Democratic convention: ‘A home for ourselves’

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.

Clinton picks solid LGBT supporter as running mate

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.