Yeah, Team Obama is pulling another Rick Warren. And? (updated)

By: Thursday January 10, 2013 3:12 am

It’s like Groundhog Day. The alarm goes off and it’s a replay of the day past. So here we are again, another Obama inauguration, another controversy over an anti-gay pastor participating in the ceremony. This time around it’s the selection of evangelical pastor Louie Giglio to deliver the benediction at the event. Joan Walsh @ [...]

Listing The Reasons Trans People & Allies Should Vote For Obama

By: Friday September 7, 2012 4:00 pm

Helen Boyd — author of My Husband Betty and coordinator for Trans United For Obama — has recently spelled out why trans people should be voting to reelect President Barack Obama in her En|Gender post President Obama’s Accomplishments for Transgender Americans President Obama Took Pivotal Steps To Ensure That Transgender Americans Have Stronger Protections Against [...]

NCTE: HHS Affirms that Healthcare Discrimination Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity

By: Tuesday August 7, 2012 8:32 pm

Vrom the NCTE entry HHS Affirms that Healthcare Discrimination Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity: HHS Affirms that Healthcare Discrimination Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that it views a 2010 law prohibiting sex discrimination in health [...]

Personal musings about the LGBT White House reception

By: Sunday June 17, 2012 8:35 am

Some non-political personal observations…as a first-timer to one of these events: 1. The East Wing of the White House is stunning, and many attendees were having their pix taken beneath the official portraits of past Presidents (we were no exception). At right: a chair in the Blue Room; Blogmistress keister was planted in it for a few [...]

President Obama’s campaign kicks off its appeal to LGBT community for its votes…and buxx

By: Thursday May 24, 2012 10:03 am

As expected, Team Obama is taking credit for LGBT advances that many people outside of the Beltway had to fight all along the way for against political homophobia in the administration and a chronically passive professional LGBT community. With his “evolution” on marriage equality, now the campaign expects the gAyTM to open as it never [...]

Robbed of the ability to celebrate the President’s statement on marriage equality

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 11:32 am

“On May 8, just over 20 percent of North Carolina’s registered voters cast a ballot in support of the amendment — the lowest support of any amendment that’s passed in Southern states. To put it another way, 14 percent of North Carolina’s population decided the fate of all of the state’s families.” – the sad [...]

Will he or won’t he – rumors the President will address his marriage equality ‘evolution’ today

By: Wednesday May 9, 2012 11:48 am

Reporter Marc Ambinder seems to have some inside dope about what the President will say in a 1:30 PM ET interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts today. We’ll see. From the New York Times: The sudden booking suggests an interest on the part of the White House to get Mr. Obama in front of cameras, albeit in [...]

What a mess – WH spokesman Jay Carney produces weak answers to slew of marriage equality Qs

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 8:54 am

The feeble ability of the Obama administration to handle the mess it has created regarding the President’s opinion on whether he’s evolved on marriage equality came up again on Monday in the wake of the did-he-or-didn’t he appearance of VP Joe Biden on Meet the Press endorsing marriage equality. It should be no surprise that [...]

VP Joe Biden comes out for marriage equality on Meet the Press; yanked back by Axelrod

By: Sunday May 6, 2012 9:51 am

The Vice President: ”I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights.” The President, however, is “still evolving.” I guess you could see this as yet another attempt to placate the LGBT community (i.e. open the gAyTM), or a [...]

WH Press Secretary bellyflops when questioned about thumbs down on ENDA exec order

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 8:27 pm

I haven’t seen such complete #FAIL at the podium for the White House Press Secretary since Robert Gibbs was up there bobbing and weaving over “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” questions from Kerry Eleveld, formerly of The Advocate. Now it was Jay Carney’s turn to look like a jack@ss trying to explain why the President refused [...]

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