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Trump condemned by lawmakers, LGBT advocates for racist tweets

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. President Trump issued racist tweets against four Democratic lawmakers. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) President Trump’s tweets telling four congresswomen who belong to racial minority groups to “go back” their home countries has invoked the ire of LGBT rights supporters, …

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Sanders invokes vote against DOMA with video highlighting LGBT support

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Bernie Sanders highlights his vote against DOMA in new video (Screen capture via YouTube) On the anniversary of his 1996 vote against the Defense of Marriage Act, Bernie Sanders through his 2020 presidential campaign has issued a video in which LGBT supporters …

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In 1996, Sanders and Biden were on opposite sides of DOMA vote

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. From left, former Vice President Joe Biden Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) (Washington Blade photos by Michael Key) A key vote on LGBT rights was taken 23 years ago in Congress and the results found two lawmakers who are now leading contenders for …

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Victory Fund endorses Obama-era ambassador for U.S. Senate

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Gay U.S. ambassador Daniel Baeris running for U.S. Senate in Colorado. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key). The LGBTQ Victory Fund, which has the exclusive purpose of backing LGBT candidates running for political office, has thrown its support behind a former …

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Mehlman leads GOP brief urging Supreme Court to rule for LGBT protections

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman(Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) Ken Mehlman, the former George W. Bush operative and Republican National Committee chair who came out as gay in 2010, is leading LGBT-supportive Republicans in urging conservative justices on the U.S. …

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Harris shines in debate, but racial issues haunt Buttigieg, Biden

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) Kamala Harris pulled off an impressive performance Thursday night during the Democratic presidential candidates debate as racial issues haunted Pete Buttigieg and Joseph Biden. When the smoke cleared after the debate concluded in …

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Baldwin recognizes Stonewall riots, Marsha P. Johnson on Senate floor

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Photo by Chris Schmitt Photography) Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), the first out lesbian elected to Congress, recognized on Thursday the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in a speech on the Senate floor that reflected on major progress of …

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