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January 15, 2014

Co-founder of LGBTI Republican group GOProud Jimmy LaSalvia announced Monday he was no longer a Republican because of the party’s tolerance for anti-gay bigotry

GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia has quit the US Republican Party over the party’s tolerance for homophobia and a leadership that he says is controlled by ‘big government conservatives.’

GOProud was founded in 2009 by former Log Cabin Republicans Christopher R Barron and LaSalvia because they felt that group was not conservative enough.

But on Monday LaSalvia posted on his blog, ‘So I changed my voter registration today – “No Party”’

January 14, 2014

New York congressman has already been with partner for more than 20 years - had wanted to wait for marriage on national level

On Christmas Day, US Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and longtime partner Randy Florke had a special present for their three kids: they had gotten engaged to be married.

Maloney and Florke live in New York and have been together for 21 years but had previously vowed to wait to get married when marriage equality had reached every state in the US.

December 4, 2013

A Moscow scientist has caused outrage by claiming a rumored affair the president had with an Olympic gymnast was a ploy to hide his 'real' sexuality

A new biography has caused outrage in Russia, and amusement everywhere else, by claiming Vladimir Putin is gay.

Moscow political scientist Stanislav Belkovsky’s book ‘Putin’ claims a rumored affair between the president and an Olympic gymnast was a ploy by his PR team.

He suggests his propaganda experts put out the rumors to hide his ‘latently gay’ sexual orientation.

The author also says the 61-year-old president prefers animals over humans.

June 19, 2013

Was influenced by military family headed by two women who opened their doors to foster kids

Alaska's Lisa Murkowski has become the third Republican in the US Senate to publicly support gay marriage.

Murkowski follows in the footsteps of fellow Republicans Rob Portman and Mark Kirk who announced their support for marriage equality earlier this year. Portman's decision was influenced by the fact that he has a gay son.

January 23, 2013

Wright's hits include Single White Female and Shut Up and Drive

Country music singer Chely Wright and her wife, Lauren Blitzer-Wright, are expecting identical twins this summer, the couple announced Wednesday (23 January) on the YouTube show Gwissues.

'We feel lucky and are ready to take on the challenges,' Wright told host Howard Bragman, the PR guru who guided her public coming out more than two years ago.

The singer, whose hits include Single White Female and Shut Up and Drive, is carrying the babies.

December 13, 2012

Daniel Hernandez: 'On that day, I did what I thought anyone should have done'

It's been two years since a madman shot US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head, killed six people and wounded 12 others besides Giffords during a 'Congress on Your Corner' event in Tuscon, Arizona.

Giffords survived thanks in large part to a quick-thinking intern who used his training as a certified nursing assistant to apply pressure to the entry wound on her forehead, pulled her into his lap and held her upright against him so she wouldn't choke on her own blood.

October 27, 2012

David Boies, lawyer fighting California's anti-gay marriage ban, donates to Rep. Nan Hayworth reelection effort

Rep. Nan Hayworth, a Republican known for her gay rights voting record, is getting support from both sides of the aisle. As reported by BuzzFeed, lawyer David Boies and his wife donated $5,000 to Hayworth's reelection campaign.

Boies, a Democrat,  is well known for working with Ted Olson to overturn California's ban on marriage.

October 23, 2012

'We agree with Governor Romney's vision for America'

Saying they agree with his 'vision for America,' the Log Cabin Republicans on Tuesday (23 October) endorsed Mitt Romney for president even though that vision doesn't include gay marriage.

'The decision to endorse is the right one for our members, our community, and for the nation as a whole,' executive director R. Clarke Cooper said in a statement. Despite our disagreement with Governor Romney on the issue of marriage, on balance it is clear that in today's economic climate, concern for the future of our country must be the highest priority.'

August 11, 2012

Gay Republicans hail Rep. Paul Ryan's place on the Romney ticket

The two major gay Republican organizations are ecstatic over the choice of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate.

'Congressman Paul Ryan is a strong choice for vice president, and his addition to the GOP ticket will help Republican candidates up and down the ballot,' said R. Clarke Cooper, the executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, in a press release.

January 3, 2012

Rumours BBC will commission a new series of gay-favourite sit-com Absolutely Fabulous for 2013

Jennifer Saunders is expected to write a new series of Absolutely Fabulous – a sit-com famous for it’s loyal gay fan base – for 2013.

The BBC brought back Jennifer Saunders as spoilt PR Eddy Monsoon and her co-star Joanna Lumley, who plays fashion magazine editor Patsy Stone, for three specials recently. One has screened at Christmas, another at New Year and the third will be seen at the time of the London Olympics.

It’s the first time in seven years that new episodes of Absolutely Fabulous, known by fans as Ab Fab, have been screened.