Politics

RI: Gay Battle Ground?

Only a day after gay blogs reported bills to legalize marriage equality in Rhode Island were introduced by openly gay House Speaker Gordon Fox (Woohoo!), Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin is getting all stank about it to reporters. Hush, man. Jesus loves. “It is particularly disturbing that our new[…]

Should Gays Vote Republican?

Gay.com is running an editorial today suggesting that gay Americans should vote Republican in an effort to co-opt the Grand Old Party and change their shady, earth-hating ways. It’s making gay blog headlines. We’re of two minds about this. On one hand, we agree that it does us no good[…]

RI Reintroducing Marriage Equality Bill

Rep. Arthur Handy rallied up the support of 27 co-sponsors (and a bajillion gay blog readers) in order to reintroduce a marriage equality bill being championed by openly gay House Speaker Gordon D. Fox. Newly sworn in Governor, Lincoln Chafee said, “When marriage equality is the law in Rhode Island,[…]

Gay Dads Open Surrogacy Center

A gay couple who fathered children via surrogacy in England are making gay blog headlines by opening a center to help other hopeful parents through the process. Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow are the parents of five children, and are opening two branches of The British Surrogacy Agency in Maldon and[…]

New Poll Shows LGBT’s still <3 Obama

An October survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and reported by gay blogs has just been released and it looks like the LGBT community still has love for the president. 64% of gays and lesbians said they approved or strongly approved of how Obama is conducting himself in office. They[…]

NH braces for Gay Marriage Repeal

Newly elected conservatives in New Hampshire have made enemies of gay blog readers by getting the ball rolling on striking down the state’s law allowing same-sex marriages to be performed in the state. Four different attempts to revoke the law are in the beginning stages. One seeks to demote same-sex[…]

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Go Directly To Jail, Prop 8 Pastor

Gay blogs are reporting Tom Daniels, head pastor of the First Baptist Church of Rio Linda, was arrested December 9 for child molestation. The 48 year old has been charged with felony charges of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 and engaging in three or more acts[…]

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LGBT Family Deported Despite Death Threats

Gay blogs are up in arms over the harrowing story of Brenda and Daniel Garcia. Three years ago, Brenda Garcia and her younger brother Daniel escaped Mexico and sought asylum in Canada. The two had received death threats due to Brenda being a lesbian, and her partner had been previously allegedly[…]

Protecting the Sanctity of Marriage via Billboard. Classy!

Gay blogs are reporting a billboard in Putnam County, Tennessee is being hailed by anti-gay group, The National Organization For Marriage, for…um…reminding everyone that the Bible says something or other about marriage being for straight people? We think? To reiterate for the gajillionth time, gay people are not asking for[…]

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No Presidential Chest Porn

Gay blogs, (and a little media outlet by the name of The NYT) are reporting that journalists traveling with President Obama in Hawaii this holiday season have been warned not to snap any shirtless photos of the Commander In Chief, after last year’s vacation photos were splashed on newspapers and blogs[…]

It seems like politics is everywhere these days. Ever since the 2016 presidential election, politics as usual seems to have flown the coop. In its place, we get Donald Trump. It’s hard to come up with a more divisive figure from the history of American politics. With his harsh words against Hispanics, Muslims, and just about every other minority group, President Trump is forcing everyone in this country to draw a line in the sand. President Trump’s ramblings are also making waves all over the world. Powerful allies including the U.K., Japan, Germany, and France have been left scratching their heads when it comes to making sense of Trump’s agenda.

Which is why it is crucial we stay current regarding anything and everything related to LGBT politics.

Trump has also proven himself to be a controversial figure within the LGBTQ community. While Trump has gone back and forth on issues like same-sex marriage, he continues to support a Republican agenda that seeks to dismantle the arts, give states the ability to discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community, and, oh yeah, he made former Indiana Governor Mike Pence his vice-president. Even if Trump hasn’t outright declared war on the LGBTQ community, he represents a direct threat to many of the issues that gay people care about most, including climate change, a free and open media, and support for the arts and public education.

In times like these, staying optimistic can be tricky; but we’re trying to add a little bit of flair to your political news. While you won’t find a comprehensive run-down of all the latest current events, you will find inspiring updates on LGBT politics about how gay individuals and powerful allies of the gay community are reacting to President Trump. Find out how the Trump Administration will affect members of the gay community, including everything from healthcare to education, spats on Fox News to those WTF moments on Twitter. Here’s to you, America.