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Kamala Harris wants your vote

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Sen. Kamala Harris at HRC/LA gala (photo courtesy HRC) LOS ANGELES — The conflict is internal. It’s a secret struggle, really, that Kamala Harris has been forced to face in public. The Democratic presidential candidate doesn’t like to brag. It’s unbecoming, it’s …

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An apparent Trump win is really a huge trans victory

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. (Photo by Ted Eytan via Flickr) On first reading, the Reuters headline seemed like dismal news for transgender military servicemembers and advocates fighting the Trump trans ban. “U.S. Court Lets Trump Transgender Military Ban Stand, Orders New Review,” the longtime wire service …

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Hollywood’s A-list gays welcome Buttigieg

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is headed to West Hollywood. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surprisingly charmed so many in America with his smart, calm liberal morality that some polls of Democratic presidential contenders show him third …

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Sinema wins Senate race in Arizona

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is headed to the Senate. (Photo public domain) It’s official. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, an out centrist bisexual Democrat, has defeated Donald Trump’s choice to replace retiring Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican Rep. Martha McSally. It’s the first Democratic win in the red …

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Sen. Kamala Harris calls out judicial nominees for anti-LGBT bias

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Sen. Kamala Harris (Photo courtesy Harris’ office) Last November, a year and change after Donald Trump’s surprise election, respected New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse wrote a column about the “conservative plan to weaponize the federal courts.” While progressives generally expected Trump …

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