Topics :: GLBT politics

Rhode Island Lawmakers Jockey to be House Speaker

By Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
Two legislators have emerged as candidates to replace RI’s first openly gay House Speaker Gordon Fox after he relinquished the House speakership following FBI raids on his home and office.

At Values Voter Summit, Signs of a Morphing Republican Party

By Justin Snow | Saturday Oct 19, 2013
There was no surer sign that even the most conservative wings of the Republican Party are aware change is afoot in the United States than at this year’s Values Voter Summit.

Out Congressional Candidate Jousts With Tea Party Dad in New Ad

Wednesday Sep 18, 2013
Congressional hopeful and Democratic state Rep. Carl Sciortino is playing up his liberal credentials in new ad featuring a light-hearted back-and-forth with his tea party dad, Carl Sciortino, Sr.

Why Gay Marriage Matters

By DAVID CRARY | Friday Oct 5, 2012
On one aspect of whether same-sex couples should have the right to marry, both sides agree: The issue defines what kind of nation we are. Half a dozen states and the District of Columbia have made history by legalizing it, but it’s prohibited elsewhere.

Voting: Why It Matters and the Issues at Stake

Sunday Sep 23, 2012
Here is a selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, as compiled by the editors of Associated Press.

Lizz Winstead Talks Politics, Catholic Roots and Michele Bachmann’s Minnesotan Congeniality

By Will O’Bryan | Monday Jun 4, 2012
Metro Weekly interviews comic, pundit and progressive, Lizz Winstead.

Virginia’s Vexing Politics

By John Riley | Tuesday May 29, 2012
As the saying goes, ’’Virginia is for lovers.’’ While few would argue the tourism slogan applies to gay people, one might wonder when the state will reach its anti-LGBT bottom.

Virginia Legislators Reject Gay Nominee

By John Riley | Wednesday May 23, 2012
The Virginia House of Delegates today rejected the nomination of an openly gay man to Richmond General District Court, denying him the 51 votes needed to become the first out gay judge in the commonwealth.

Barbs Traded by Candidates in Sacramento Council Race

By Dan Aiello | Sunday May 6, 2012
Two gay candidates running for a Sacramento City Council seat are trading barbs on the campaign trail ahead of the June vote.

Out Candidate Seeks East Bay Assembly Seat

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday May 5, 2012
It was during several Native American retreats he attended while an undergrad at UC Berkeley in the mid-1990s that Abel Guillen discovered how to explain his sexual orientation.