Politics

  • OpEd: Elections Have Consequences - Make Them Count

    Queer is the new normal in politics. It is no longer fashionable to beat up on the gay community. In fact, it's downright stupid. We have a place at the table. We have respect and clout- and voices, straight and gay, speaking out for us.

  • OpEd: Obama is not a Christian?

    (CNN) -- One of the strangest right-wing conspiracies is that Barack Obama is not really a Christian. It's strange because the President has missed few opportunities to inject Christianity into his rhetoric -- to an extent that really ought to irritate his more radical liberal allies. Yet all his talk about being "brought to Christ" has done little to bring conservatives to him.

  • OpEd: Same-Sex Marriage Foes Join Flat Earthers, Birthers

    (CNN) -- Remember the birthers?

    Those people who would appear on national television claiming President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. They didn't have any facts to support their claims, just a gut feeling. And even in the face of more and more facts that proved the contrary, media continued to validate birthers by allowing them to occupy the same space reserved for people taking part in intelligent debate.

  • OpEd: Wilton Manors Elections Offers Real Choices

    In the past two issues of the Gazette, the local hometown supplement of SFGN, we have listed and covered the candidates running for the Wilton Manors City Commission.

  • Orange County Commissioners Express Support For Marriage Equality

    Orlando – On the heels of a Monroe County decision declaring Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, and with four more court cases pending in the state, elected officials are weighing in on the issue, and not from the expected group of leaders. Republican Orange County Commissioners Scott Boyd and Pete Clarke both expressed support for marriage equality earlier this week.

  • Orlando Supports Overturning Gay Marriage Ban

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando's city council has voted to support overturning Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.

  • Out On The Trail: Bullard Endorses Sohn; Herman Throws Hat in Oakland Park Ring

    Daniel Sohn brought in a heavy hitter for his campaign fundraiser on Oct. 18 in Dania Beach.

  • Poland Elects First Openly Gay Mayor

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Robert Biedron already made history once in Poland by becoming the first openly gay lawmaker in parliament in 2011. On Monday, he celebrated another first, becoming the country's first openly gay mayor.

  • Presidential Proclamation for World AIDS Day 2015

    The White House issued a Proclamation by the President on World AIDS Day.

  • Pro-Gay Ex-President Wins Uruguay Election

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - Tabare Vazquez easily won Uruguay's presidential election on Sunday, returning to power a left-leaning coalition that has helped legalize gay marriage and moved to create the world's first state-run marijuana marketplace.

  • Probe: Misconduct, Misuse of Taxpayer Resources In Lawmaker Affair

    Lapeer, MI (WNEM) -- Two Mid-Michigan lawmakers, one bizarre email and a shocking sex scandal. Now a group investigating whether taxpayer money was misused to hide the affair has finished its preliminary report.

  • Proof of Trump’s Charity Giving Elusive

    (AP) Donald Trump, widely believed to be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country’s most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings.

  • Putin Triumphs in 2013 Yet Tough Challenges Loom

    Displaying the killer instincts of a chess grandmaster, Vladimir Putin rang out 2013 with an exceptional list of accomplishments.

  • Rabbi Who Presided Over Gay Wedding Leads House in Prayer

    The rabbi who defied Texas' same-sex marriage ban and wed a lesbian couple last week led the morning prayer in the Republican-dominated Texas House on Wednesday, catching supporters of the prohibition off-guard.

  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi Backs Gay-Rights Bill Despite Concerns

    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she still supports a Senate-passed bill to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.

  • Resnick Exits Mayoral Race, Will Run for Commission

    Mayor Gary Resnick announced today that he will be dropping out of the November Wilton Manors mayoral race and running for one of the two commission seats.

  • Risky Votes Lead To Primary Challenges In Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Several state lawmakers risk losing their seats in Tuesday's primary election because of high-profile votes for cutting state worker retirement benefits or legalizing gay marriage.

  • Roger Stone’s Expose Book on Hillary Clinton Released

    Roger Stone, a seasoned political operative and pundit, and veteran of nine national presidential campaigns, has released his long awaited book on the Clintons. Stone, who most recently served as an advisor to Donald Trump, gained national notoriety for being the ‘dirty trickster’ behind the Richard Nixon presidency.

  • Rubio Pal Managed Flop House

    Marco Rubio, the young and ambitious Presidential candidate, has been indirectly linked to the gay porn underworld by the Miami New Times.

  • Russia's Vladimir Putin Links Gays to Pedophiles

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.