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New Zealand Minister Resigns After Police Contact

Thursday May 1, 2014
A New Zealand government minister who gained brief international fame last year for a lively speech in support of gay marriage on Thursday resigned his portfolios after inappropriately contacting police about their investigation into an associate.

Phoenix’s High Five

By EDGE | Monday Apr 28, 2014
Don’t let your opinion of Arizona be swayed by SB 1026. On the ground you’ll find plenty of progressive legislators, community leaders and creative entrepreneurs who also happen to be members or allies of the LGBT community.

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.

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-LGBT Candidates Top the Tickets

By Sue O’Connell | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
GLBT (and pro-GLBT) candidates won in the Boston and Cambridge city elections Nov. 5.

Virginia Readies for Election Day

By John Riley | Saturday Oct 19, 2013
The fate of the commonwealth’s LGBT community will most likely will be decided by the results of races further down the ballot this November.

VA Gov Hopefuls McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Battle Over Marriage Equality

By John Riley | Sunday Sep 29, 2013
Two of the three candidates running for governor of Virginia squared off Wednesday night in a debate hosted by the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce in McLean, Va.

Maryland’s Gansler Launches Campaign, Touts Marriage Equality

By John Riley | Saturday Sep 28, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) announced on Sept. 24 that he is officially entering the 2014 race for governor, where he hopes to succeed Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), a longtime supporter of LGBT rights.