Since the Democratic Convention, when candidate Bill Clinton became the first presidential standard bearer to explicitly court gay voters, the party has moved incrementally —— though often awkwardly —— toward greater inclusion of LGBT Americans in the family portrait they have presented to American voters every four years. Bush ingay concerns —— particularly marriage equality —— were still seen as wedge issues that worked against the Democrats. Republicans succeeded in getting state marriage bans on the ballot across the nation on the bet that they would draw evangelical Christians to the polls and help reelect the president.
Matthew Sherwood for National Post. Many watching the parade go by clutched umbrellas to ward off the hot sun and also block water gun squirts from the more than 12, marchers who organizers say registered for the event. They walked more than a dozen city blocks to the cheers of spectators.
By JD Uy on December 29, Somewhere between her expressions of gratitude to God, her dog and her GMA fans, Roberts seems to have acknowledged, perhaps for the first time, that she has a female partner :. Brian Boitano — the Olympic U. Jason Collins — NBA player for the Washington Wizards, received support from President Obama and many others after he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as, it seems, the first gay male athlete to come out while still active in U.
Gary Stradiotto says his teammates saved his life. Photos courtesy Walker-Leahy and Stradiotto. Stepping up to bat this week in the ongoing Washington Blade series on local athletes from the local LGBT sports community are two players from the Chesapeake and Potomac Softball League.
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