elections

  • Gay Candidate Jared Polis Wins Colorado Primary

    U.S. Rep. Jared Polis won a “comeback kid” victory last week, winning the Democratic nomination for governor of Colorado, just two months after losing to his chief opponent at the state Democratic assembly. He’ll now face Republican state treasurer Walker Stapleton in the general election in November. If elected, Polis will become the first openly gay person to be elected governor of any state. 

  • Glee’s Ryan Murphy Plans To Target Anti-LGBT Politicians In 2020

    Ryan Murphy tackled the apocalypse in the latest installment of his iconic anthology series American Horror Story. But his latest endeavor may prove to be even more of a challenge – politics.

  • Houston Equal Rights Measure in Hands of Voters

    HOUSTON -- The latest on voting on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (all times local):

  • Houston Loses its HERO

    In a tough blow to LGBT people everywhere, Houston voters on Tuesday repealed a year-old non-discrimination ordinance –a repeal that appeared to be largely driven by fears that it would enable sexual predators to enter women’s restrooms to assault young girls.

  • How Did the LGBT Candidates Fare on Election Night: First LGBT gov. elected to office

    Kate Brown became the first openly LGBT person to be elected governor, winning the office in Oregon November 8. Elsewhere in the nation, there were only a few scattered “firsts” to be celebrated, and 61 percent of 188 openly LGBT candidates this year won their races.

  • Jesse's Journal: Election Day Blues

    According to a poll taken by the American Psychological Association, 52% of Americans polled said that the presidential election is a “significant source of stress” in their lives. As one American who has been stressed out by the most tumultuous election in my lifetime, I am surprised that more Americans have not been driven to the brink of insanity. We have unpopular candidates; an angry and divided nation; discredited institutions; a mistrusted press; and social media that brings out the worst in people. Though previous elections were not without controversy or scandal, they tended to remain in the background of our lives until Election Day (unless, of course, we were involved in a campaign). Today the 24-hour media keeps bombarding us with the crimes, follies and misfortunes of candidates, their families, staff and allies, until we are sick and tired of it. To run for office means having your life dissected by a basket of deplorables (to quote one of Hillary Clinton’s most unfortunate phrases) who spout their hatred on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat under the cover of anonymity. Whoever is elected President on November 8 will be hated by half the population, who with their supporters in office will try to make her administration a living hell.

  • Jesse’s Journal: Some Thoughts On The Elections Of 2018

    The “blue wave” that gave the Democratic Party control of the U.S. House of Representatives hit a rock wall in the State of Florida. Bill Nelson, the state’s Democratic U.S. Senator, lost his bid for a fourth term to Rick Scott, the outgoing Republican Governor, albeit by a narrow margin.

  • Joe Biden Not Running For President

    (CNN) -- Vice President Joe Biden ended months of intense speculation about his political future on Wednesday by announcing he wouldn't seek the presidency, abandoning a dream he's harbored for decades and putting Hillary Clinton in a stronger position to capture the Democratic nomination. With President Barack Obama at his side in the White House Rose Garden, Biden said the window for a presidential campaign "has closed."

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  • Kansas Governor, Challenger Discuss Gay Marriage

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vowed Monday to defend Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage, while Democratic challenger Paul Davis said during a debate Monday that there's nothing either of them can do at this point because the matter is in the hands of the courts.

  • Last Night's Elections Made History for LGBT Community

    Tuesday was a good night for LGBT candidates and an historic one for transgender candidates. There were at least 71 openly LGBT candidates in 23 states. Of those, 55 percent won, 35 percent lost, and the results of 10 percent were not yet settled as of deadline.

  • LGBT Advocates Celebrate Democrats Winning House

    After a disappointing election night in 2016 and two years of President Trump in the White House, Democrats came back with an important win Tuesday night and were projected to win control of the U.S. House — a victory celebrated by LGBT rights supporters eager to thwart the administration and advance equality measures.

  • LGBT Candidates Ran In Every State This Year For The first Time Ever

    The Victory Fund reports that for the first time in history, LGBT candidates ran this year from every state, as well as in Washington, D.C. and Guam.

  • LGBT Elected Officials Send Next Congress A Message

     

    More than 150 LGBT elected officials from across the nation signed a letter last week urging Congress to make LGBT rights a priority.

  • Midterm Election Guide 2018

    On November 6, Florida residents will vote in their respective party’s primaries.

  • Nearly Half of PBCHRC Endorsed Candidates Win Local Races

    Almost half of Palm Beach County candidates endorsed by Palm Beach County Human Rights Council won in local elections Tuesday night.

  • OpEd: Dump Trump Now

    Once and for all, will America please stand up to the bully that is @realDonaldTrump?

  • OpEd: Support the Children’s Services Council - Vote Yes For Reauthorization

    Supporting the reauthorization of funds for the Children’s Services Council of Broward County is good for our community! Why?

  • Openly Gay GOP Candidate Carl DeMaio Concedes Defeat in California Congressional Race

    Republican Carl DeMaio on Sunday conceded defeat to incumbent Scott Peters in one of the nation's most hotly contested congressional races to represent a large part of San Diego, ending a bitter campaign that was rocked by claims that he sexually harassed a former staffer.

  • Pakistan Has First Transgender Candidates in General Election

    For the first time in the country’s history, transgender people will run in Pakistan’s general election.

  • Palm Beach County to Unite Against Trump in Upcoming Protest

    Trump Protest

     The country is shocked with Tuesday’s election results, and Trump’s win has sent many into protest and panic over uncertainty for the future.

    Some residents of Palm Beach County are gathering to protest the President Elect tomorrow night — at the Trump Plaza in West Palm Beach.