Politics

  • Brett Kavanaugh: What His Appointment Means for the LGBT Community

    A new era in the U.S. Supreme Court’s history began Saturday afternoon, October 6, when the U.S. Senate voted 50 to 48 to confirm the nomination of a federal judge who is expected to provide a fifth and majority vote against equal rights for LGBT people.

  • Broward County School Board Candidate Donna Korn Corrects the Record

    I am proud to have the support of the Dolphin Democrats, Equality Florida, and the Sun-Sentinel for my re-election as the Broward County School Board Member, Countywide. 

  • Can SFGN Remain Impartial After Publisher Hosts Fundraiser for Crist?

    As the 2014 gubernatorial race begins to heat up in Florida, the LGBT community will be turning to our local community publications in hopes of finding an unbiased moderator to facilitate dialogue and debate between all candidates vying for the highest elected office in the Sunshine State. But last week when the publishers of the South Florida Gay News and the Florida Agenda were partying-it-up at the home of Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Dean Trantalis, the journalistic integrity of our community's publications was compromised.

  • Cast of 'Will & Grace' Reunites To Get Out The Vote

    The cast of "Will & Grace" has reunited to get voters to the polls in a way only they could.

  • Catholic Bishops Conclude 'Spicy' Meeting With Compromise

    (CNN) -- At the conclusion of a contentious three-week meeting, Catholic bishops in Rome recommended a path for divorced and remarried Catholics to participate more fully in church life -- a top priority for Pope Francis -- but failed to forge a consensus on some of the deepest challenges facing many of the faithful.

  • Charlie Crist Wins Primary, Now Official Candidate To Take On Gov. Rick Scott

    From our media partner Sun Sentinel: FORT LAUDERDALE— Charlie Crist won a commanding victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday, propelling him forward into what's already a blistering hot campaign against Republican Gov. Rick Scott in what will be the highest profile — and most expensive — governor's race in the country.

  • Christine Hallquist Makes History As First Openly Trans Governor Nominee

    (CNN) Christine Hallquist's bid to become the country's first transgender governor will clear an historic hurdle on Tuesday.

  • Christine Hallquist, Vermont’s Transgender Candidate Is Getting Death Threats

     (AP) Vermont’s transgender gubernatorial candidate said Tuesday she’s been getting a steady stream of death threats and other personal attacks since her candidacy began to draw attention from across the country and the world.

  • City Suspends Posting Commission Videos Online

    Wilton Manors officials have temporarily suspended the online posting of commission meeting videos. The city clerk is still providing recordings of the meeting upon request. 

  • Clinton Faces Tough Question: What to Call Bill if She Wins

    Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a question with global implications as she seeks the White House: What do you call the husband of a U.S. president?

  • Clinton, Trump Close To Capturing Nominations

    As the U.S. Presidential campaign enters the summer season, both major political parties are turning their attention to the national conventions.

  • Clinton, Trump Spar Over Orlando

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Monday that LGBT people should support his proposal to ban Muslims from the U.S. because Islamic groups promote violence against gays.

  • Colorado Elects First Transgender State Representative

    Democrat Brianna Titone made history Nov. 10, by becoming the first transgender state representative, according to the Colorado Sun. 

  • Column: Floating Turds - The Deep Sewer

    American politicians crave ignorance, poverty, inequality, division, hypocrisy, chaos, boogie men, lies, crime, war — to stay alive and fester.They are creatures from a science fiction movie. Irresponsibility and total disregard for the good of the country is the norm in a game where the word bipartisan has become anathema. 

  • Column: Gay vs. Pot Politics

    Parallel paths, different results

  • Column: Log Cabin Republicans Making Strides Within the GOP

    Earlier this month the Log Cabin Republicans hosted their Annual Spirit of Lincoln Dinner in Washington, DC for Chapter leaders and members.

  • Column: Post Election, So, What Now?

    The election is over, the results are in, and we know that barring a major miracle we can forget about seeing ENDA and pretty much anything else LGBT-supportive happen in Congress for the next two years at least. If we’re to be completely honest, however, Democrats won’t have a realistic chance of taking back the House until 2020, when gerrymandered congressional districts are redrawn.

  • Column: This, Justin

    Welcome to my new column, “This, Justin.” SFGN and The Wilton Manors Gazette have made great efforts to keep Wilton Manors and our neighbors informed on happenings in the Island City, and I’m excited to add a City voice to the dialogue.   

  • Comedian Tackles Social Issues with Humor

    There are some topics—politics and religion, for example—that we are warned not to bring up in polite conversation.

  • Congressman A Kissing Hypocrite

    (CNN) -- When is a kiss not just a kiss? When it's a political undoing. On Monday, a Louisiana newspaper posted a video showing freshman Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, a conservative Christian and married father of five, in an extended passionate kiss. In his government office. With someone other than his wife.