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January 30, 2014

Itay Hod believes closeted politicians with anti-gay voting records should be outed: 'I made it very clear as to who I was talking about'

Itay Hod was already not a fan of Aaron Schock, a Republican congressman from Illinois who has toed the party line and consistently voted against pro-LGBT legislation.

But the openly gay freelance journalist, who worked for CBS News for several years, reached his boiling point earlier this month when he heard a story about Schock from a friend, a fellow reporter.

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.

January 14, 2014

Texan Republican Representative Randy Weber has introduced legislation which would effectively divorce same-sex married couples in the eyes of the US Government if they moved to a state that bans gay marriage

Texan Republican congressman Randy Weber has drafted what he calls a ‘State Marriage Defense Act’ that would ensure the US Government stops recognizing the marriages of legally married same-sex couples as soon as they move to a state that bans gay marriage.

Weber claims denying Federal Government benefits to same-sex married couples who move states is a states rights issue.

January 5, 2014

Fed up with closeted anti-LGBT politicians and the complicity of the media, a gay journalist has accused Illinois Republican congressman Aaron Schock of being gay and voting against equal rights

When is it acceptable to out gay politicians especially when they have been voting against bills that would bolster equal rights for gays, asks freelance reporter Itay Hod, who is himself gay.

November 4, 2013

Would make history as first out governor of a US state if he wins 2014 gubernatorial election

US Congressman Mike Michaud has just come out as gay and asks: 'Why should it matter?'

Michaud, who has been representing Maine since 2003, got a bit of a nudge due to what he called a 'whisper campaign' by political opponents ahead of next year's race for governor.

September 20, 2013

Bryan Fischer from the American Family Association made claims following rumors of Clinton having a lesbian affair

A homophobic commentator has made the claim that Hillary Clinton could become the first ‘lesbian president’ of the United States.

Bryan Fischer, of the anti-gay American Family Association, made the claims on a video released on the AFA’s website, in which he asserts that Clinton may be having a lesbian affair with her transition office chief Huma Abedin, wife of disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner.

September 18, 2013

Peru’s Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne has implied that civil unions bill author Carlos Bruce is a homosexual for supporting LGBT equality

Peruvian Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, archbishop of Lima, has used a radio appearance to attack the author of a bill which would allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions – implying that lawmaker Carlos Bruce is gay.

June 22, 2013

Michael Rogers maintains the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is the reason he is returning to outing closeted politicians who vote against LGBT equality

The reporter/blogger known for kicking politicians out of the closet warns he may out a gay member of the US Congress.

In an interview with US News & World Report, Michael Rogers reveals he is about to get evidence that there is one US House of Representative member who has gay sex and is anti-gay.

'Oh, it's going to happen because it has been happening for a long time,' he said to the magazine.

June 20, 2013

'Who wants to go talking about sexual orientation when they’re working? Good grief'

When Congressman Louie Gohmert was asked about the long-stalled Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), his answer raised some eyebrows.

First, the Republican from Texas needed clarification on what exactly ENDA is.

When told by ThinkProgress that it is proposed legislation that protects LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace, Gohmert was dismissive of it.

June 15, 2013

DOMA supporter Ralph Hall accidentally walked into a gay fundraiser thinking it was an event for a fellow congressman

Anti-gay Congressman Ralph Hall was spotted at an LGBT fundraiser this week.

Hall wasn’t there to show a change of heart on his anti-gay marriage views, however. He walked into the wrong door by mistake.

The DOMA supporter meant to make an appearance at an event for a fellow congressman scheduled for the same day. He instead strolled into an event for the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, an American organization that provides financial and campaign support to gay and lesbian political candidates.

May 17, 2013

USA's first openly gay congressman and an 11-year-old transgender girl are among the award winners honored in this year's pride parade

Los Angeles Pride has announced 2013’s honor award winners and Grand Marshal for this year’s pride march.

Straight allies of the LA gay community have been honoured along with several LGBT organisations for their community service, pride organizers Christopher Street West told GSN.

Among the honourees are a Super Bowl champion, USA’s first openly gay congressman and an 11-year-old transgender girl who fought for identity in school.

May 2, 2013

Now NBA giant Jason Collins has come out as gay, Reverend Irene Monroe looks at what it will mean for sports fans and gay African Americans

The professional sports world has been waiting for a Jason Collins moment – a gay athlete currently playing in a major league to come out publicly. What you may not know is that the subtext is that it was hoped the moment would star an African American male.

The African American community, let alone the sports world, desperately needed an openly gay, current, male, professional player.

April 15, 2013

Marsha Blackburn, John Boehner, George Holding and Michele Bachmann form an anti-gay Republican delegation attending Lady Thatcher’s funeral

Four anti-gay Republican politicians form a delegation that will attend Lady Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday (17 April).

The delegation is lead by two anti-gay Republican members of the US Congress.

John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives, who is a staunch opponent of gay marriage.

As well as Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who spearheaded an attempt to overturn marriage equality in Washington, D.C. and co-chaired the committee that drafted the 2012 national Republican platform, considered the most antigay in history.

April 3, 2013

Texan makes the suggestion during argument against gun control

Louie Gohmert, a congressman from Texas, compared gay marriage to bestiality during a conference call about gun control laws.

In audio that surfaced this week, Gohmert made the remark while he was participating in a conference call with a new group called Tea Party Unity in February.

During the call, he began talking about 'some wonderful, caring Democrats' who he said had suggested that 'surely you could agree to limit the number of rounds in a magazine, couldn't you?' And they ased, 'How would that be problematic?'

March 31, 2013

Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon isn't changing his opposition to marriage equality even though his son is gay

Congressman Matt Salmon probably represents a large number of US parents. The politician loves his son, who is gay, but doesn't support marriage equality.

In an interview with 3TV News, the Arizonan Republican explained  while his child is very important to him, he's not in favor of same sex marriage.

March 21, 2013

Marco Feliciano, Brazil’s human rights boss, claimed that if women achieve gender equality, the traditional family will collapse and society will ‘become gay’

Marco Feliciano, Brazil’s human rights boss, warned that gender equality could undermine women’s roles as mothers and turn society ‘gay’.

Congressman Feliciano, the newly elected chair of Brazil’s House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights and Minorities (CDHM), was quoted yesterday (20 March) in O Globo, as making this statement in a recently published book.

March 5, 2013

A new bill by members of the Republican party attempts to ban same-sex marriage in military bases

Republican congressman, Tim Huelskamp is introducing the 'Military Religious Freedom Protection Act', a bill which aims to ban on gay marriages on military bases.

On the surface the bill appears to 'protect' military chaplains, 'ensuring' that they cannot be penalized if their religious beliefs are not pro-gay, however commentators pointed out such provision already exist.

March 2, 2013

The English language mouthpiece of terrorist group Al Qaeda has criticized President Barack Obama’s support for marriage equality as valueless and pointed to openly gay congressman Barney Frank as a symbol of the corrupt American dream

Islamist terror group Al Qaeda has criticized the Obama Administration for its support for marriage equality and the election of openly gay public officials in the United States.

In the latest issue of the group’s English language mouthpiece, Inspire, an infographic attacks the US for ‘standing on no values,’ quoting President Barack Obama as saying, ‘My stance is still evolving … I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.’

February 27, 2013

California's Mark Takano asks for Justice Department to file brief as they did in DOMA case

Openly gay congressman Mark Takano has only been in office for less than two months but he's already showing that he's not afraid to speak up when it comes to LGBT equality.

The freshman from California is asking President Barack Obama to get involved in the upcoming Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8 which bans gay marriage in Takano's state.

February 14, 2013

Republican Congressman Tim Huselskamp alleged that Obama's 'radical agenda' is to have gay marriage destroy the family, and 'selectively reward' homosexual behavior

Republican Congressman Tim Huselskamp said that Obama is introducing gay marriage to destroy the family, and laws banning discrimination against gays 'selectively' 'rewards' homosexual behavior.

January 4, 2013

Former congressman from Massachusetts has confirmed his desire to fill John Kerry's seat on temporary basis

Barney Frank had his last day as a congressman this week but he's eyeing a return to the US capitol as a senator.

If current Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is nominated and confirmed, as is expected, to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will need to appoint someone to Kerry's seat for approximately three months until a special election can be held.

Frank, the first openly gay member of the House, wants the appointment.

December 31, 2012

Says Chuck Hagel 'voted consistently against fairness for LGBT people'

On his last day as a US congressman, Barney Frank blasted former senator Chuck Hagal who President Barack Obama is considering nominating to be the next secretary of defense.

Frank, the first openly gay person to ever serve in the congress, has not forgotten Hagel's words from 1998 when a gay man, James Hormel, was nominated by then-President Bill Clinton to be US Ambassador to Luxembourg.

December 24, 2012

He does not rule out temporarily replacing John Kerry if Massachusetts senator is appointed Secretary of State

Barney Frank, the first openly gay congressman in US history, does not rule out temporaily replacing John Kerry as the senator from Massachusetts should Kerry be appointed secretary of state.

Kerry's current Senate term does not end until 2014 so should he vacate the office, his replacement would be chosen by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Kerry, Frank and Patrick are all Democrats.

December 20, 2012

Gay congressman unhappy anti-gay judge will help decide California's Propsition 8 case next year

In his final days as a US congressman, Barney Frank is slamming Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for his anti-gay views and remarks.

During a lecture at Princeton University earlier this month, Scalia answered a student's question about his position on sodomy laws and the judge equated his moral opposition to homosexuality to his moral opposition to murder.