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Gautam Raghavan

White House LGBT Liaison to Depart Obama Administration

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Sep 7
Gautam Raghavan, the White House's LGBT liaison, will leave the Obama administration after more than five years to join the Gill Foundation as vice president of policy.

Jon Huntsman

Former Utah Gov.: No Run in 2016; Marriage Equality Nationwide Inevitable

POLITICS | By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Sep 4
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says he's ruling out another run for the White House in 2016, and also told reporters that he believes same-sex marriage will eventually be recognized across the country.

Congressman Samuel Acevedo secured gay rights for Coahuila

Coahuila First Mexican State to Legalize Gay Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 3
On Monday, September 1, Coahuila became the first Mexican state to approve gay marriage through its legislature.

Councilmember Fernando Cabrera thinks Uganda is great

NYC Councilman Fernando Cabrera Praises Uganda's Anti-Gay Laws

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 3
As the primary elections approach, New York City Councilmember Fernando Cabrera is coming under fire for comments he posted in January praising Ugandans for their anti-gay laws, even as the country faces widespread international condemnation for it.

Members of the LGBT community protest exclusion of gays in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Gay Group to March in NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

NATIONAL | By Jim Fitzgerald | Sep 3
A gay group will march under its own banner for the first time in the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade, organizers said Wednesday.

Virginia Senate chamber

VA State Senate Shifts to GOP, But GLBT Bills May Still Gain Traction

POLITICS | By John Riley | Aug 31
Virginia Republicans seized control of the state senate on Tuesday, Aug. 19, giving them complete power over the operations of the state's General Assembly and further thwarting Gov. Terry McAuliffe's (D) legislative agenda.

Javed Jaghai

Jamaican Ends Legal Challenge to Anti-Sodomy Law

POLITICS | By David McFadden | Aug 30
A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes.

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie

Abercrombie Blames Primary Loss on Gay Marriage

POLITICS | By Vijay Joshi and Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 30
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.

Charlie Crist

Crist Makes Florida Comeback Bid as 4 States Vote

POLITICS | By Brendan Farrington | Aug 27
Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist easily defeated former state Sen. Nan Rich on Tuesday, while Republican Gov. Rick Scott coasted in his own primary toward a general election matching the state's last two Republican governors.

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, right, kisses volunteer Edouine Belot, of Fort Lauderdale, left, on the head.

Voters in Florida, 3 Other States Head to Polls

POLITICS | By Bill Barrow and Brendan Farrington | Aug 26
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job.