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ayor Bill de Blasio, right, and his wife Chirlane McCray, second from left, pose for a photograph with their children Dante de Blasio, left, and Chiara de Blasio as they take part in the Mermaid Parade in the Coney Island.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Isn't Afraid to be Goofy

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire | Jul 14
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is not afraid to be bold - and, at times, downright goofy.

Republican Governors' Words Shift on Gay Marriage

POLITICS | By Steve Peoples and Erik Schelzig | Jul 12
Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America's families and politics for years.

A gay Kenyan activist, who asked that his identity not be revealed, visits San Francisco during a recent stateside trip.

Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

POLITICS | By Heather Cassell | Jul 12
Uganda and Nigeria have garnered much global attention due to the countries' anti-LGBT laws, but little notice has been paid to other countries that have, or are proposing, similar laws, such as Kenya.

Sen. Portman: Could Consider '16 Presidential Bid

POLITICS | By Dan Sewell and Julie Carr Smyth | Jul 11
Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday he has definite plans to run in 2016 - at least for re-election. Whether he decides to aim higher, he said, will depend on the field of presidential candidates and the issues they campaign on.

Trans Lobby Day to Bring Awareness to Capitol Hill

POLITICS | By Denise Royal | Jul 11
Transgender Lobby Day is July 14-15. It's an opportunity for transgender people and advocates from across the country to educate their members of Congress and lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Sarah Palin

Sportsman Channel Renews Palin’s ’Amazing America’

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 9
The Sportsman Channel said Monday that Sarah Palin’s series, "Amazing America," is being renewed for a second season that will start early next year.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signing the anti-gay bill

Uganda: Donors Who Withheld Aid ’Misinterpreted’ Anti-Gay Bill

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 8
The Ugandan government now says that international donors who withheld aid because of their anti-gay bill have "misinterpreted" the law, whose main focus was to "stop the promotion of homosexuality to children and others."

Texas Dems Unveil Pro-LGBT Platform: Ban Conversion Therapy

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 2
The Texas Democratic Party is putting gay rights front and center this November at the ballot box with a platform that calls for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, marriage equality and employment non-discrimination.

Karen Mueller

Wis. GOP Candidate Links Gay Marriage to Incest

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 30
A Republican congressional candidate from Wisconsin made headlines this week after she allegedly said the removal of a ban on same-sex marriages in the state will lead to incest.

Tony Perkins

Right Wing Lather Over Anticipated Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers

The political and religious right has long been up in arms over what it says is an excessive number of executive orders, but the prospect of an order barring LGBT discrimination by federal contractors is especially galling.