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Clay Pell Carries on Family’s Political Dynasty

By Joe Siegel | Monday Apr 7, 2014
Clay Pell is one of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Governor of Rhode Island. He talks to EDGE about his family’s legacy, including his grandfather Claiborne Pell and his aunt Julie Pell, a veteran LGBT rights activist.

Obama Used Word ’Gay’ 274 Times in 5 Years

Thursday Jan 23, 2014
The nation’s largest gay rights group, The Human Rights Campaign, did some digging and found that President Barack Obama has used "gay" 274 times since taking office in 2009.

McAuliffe Fulfills LGBT Campaign Promise

By John Riley | Friday Jan 17, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) was sworn into office in Richmond on Saturday, sparking hope among equal-rights advocates that his position as an LGBT ally may foster incremental changes to Virginia’s discriminatory laws.

EDGE 10.0: The Decade in Politics

By Steve Weinstein | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
In celebration of our tenth anniversary EDGE is proud to launch "EDGE 10.0: The Decade in," a retrospective series of features examining the past ten years of headlines, personalities, trends, arts, parties, etc... We kick off the series with politics.

HRC Backs Wexton in Virginia’s District 33 Race

By John Riley | Friday Jan 10, 2014
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group, is endorsing Democrat Jennifer Wexton in her bid to replace Attorney General-elect Mark Herring in the 33rd Senate District.

Pro-Gay Marriage President Elected in Chile

By Luis Andres Henao | Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
President-elect Michelle Bachelet vowed on Monday to initiate profound social changes in Chile, a day after winning the seat with the biggest victory in eight decades.

Elections A Mixed Bag for LGBT Virginians

By John Riley | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
LGBT Virginians can breathe a little easier following Tuesday’s statewide and local elections, but the community still faces daunting challenges in Richmond.

Northam Wins VA’s Lt. Governor’s Race

By Steve Szkotak | Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
Democrat Ralph Northam made his biggest mark in the state Senate speaking out against attempts to limit abortion rights, but he’s expanding his sights as Virginia’s next lieutenant governor.

Cory Booker To Be Sworn In As US Senator

Thursday Oct 31, 2013
The former Newark mayor will be sworn in as a U.S. senator at noon Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden will swear in the 44-year-old former Newark mayor in the Old Senate Chamber.

Quan, Challenger Seek LGBT Support

By Cynthia Laird | Sunday Sep 8, 2013
Oakland’s mayor’s race is just over a year away, but incumbent Mayor Jean Quan and one of her challengers were shoring up LGBT support during the city’s fourth annual Pride festival last weekend.