Tag Archives: 2011 elections

SPAIN: New Government Working To Reverse Progressive Reforms

Spain’s Popular Party was elected late last year in a landslide and they are already working to reverse the many progressive reforms made by the Socialists. Gay marriage isn’t yet openly up for repeal, but observers worry that day is coming soon. People’s Party rising star Justice Minister Alberto Ruíz Gallardón, a former mayor of Madrid and one of the ...

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DNC Chair On Yesterday’s Wins

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SAN FRANCISCO: Interim Mayor Ed Lee Predicted To Easily Win Election

While it may take a day or two for all the ballots to be accounted for in an election that allows “ranked voting,” it appears that San Francisco’s interim Mayor Ed Lee will win by a massive margin. Lee was appointed to replace former mayor Gavin Newsom and promised at the time that he would not attempt to hold the ...

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Gay Candidates Elected Across Nation

A small tidal wave of openly gay candidates have been swept into office today. In addition to those mentioned in earlier posts, here’s a recap of various contests. New Jersey: First openly gay black GOP mayor in U.S. history. North Carolina: First openly gay city council member for Charlotte. Ohio: First openly gay city council member for Cincinnati. Indiana: First ...

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Anti-Abortion Measure Loses Big In MS

This is a HUGE loss for the Family Research Council, which lobbied fiercely to essentially outlaw abortion in Mississippi. The bill, as written, would have also outlawed some methods of birth control. We can’t wait to see Tony Perkins’ tears tomorrow. SRSLY.

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MASSACHUSETTS: Holyoke Elects America’s Youngest Openly Gay Mayor

The Springfield suburb of Holyoke, Massachusetts has elected the nation’s youngest openly gay mayor. Alex Morse, age 22, had the backing of the Victory Fund. “Alex is a force of nature, and proof that young LGBT Americans are determined to live authentic lives as they build their careers. We’re incredibly proud of the campaign he ran,” said Chuck Wolfe, president ...

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Bigoted NY Town Clerk Keeps Job

The first bad news of the night.

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Michigan Town Retains LGBT Rights Law

The good guys are on a roll tonight.

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VIRGINIA: First Openly Gay State Senator

Virginia today elected its first openly gay state senator, Adam Ebbin, who was elected to the state House of Delegates in 2003. “I am honored by the trust the voters have showed in me,” Ebbin said in a statement. “During the campaign, I listened to the voters’ concerns and will work on behalf of the values we all share: improving ...

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Anti-Gay Robocalls Flood Iowa

Iowa television is reporting on the anti-gay robocalls that began flooding Iowa’s voters last night. Nobody is taking responsibility for the messages, which are tagged from a group nobody’s heard of. Wanna bet the fascists at NOM and/or the FRC are behind it? Hit the link for a video report. (Via – Good As You) UPDATE: NOM has just issued ...

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Morning View

Today’s anemic ballot was rather comical. All judgeships. All Democrats. All running unopposed. So it wasn’t surprising when the above card was handed to me with the notation that I was only the tenth person to vote in my precinct. There were more old ladies volunteering today than they’d had voters. (Thanks Gladys, Ethel, and Ruth of Manhattan Precinct 17!) ...

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VIRGINIA: Anonymous Flyer Smears Democrat As Enabler Of Gay Pedophiles

Towleroad has the disgusting details.

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VIRGINIA: “Ex-Gay” Nut Runs For Office

She’s got quite the repulsive back story.

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IRELAND: Norris Concedes

Openly gay Sen. David Norris has conceded his loss in Ireland’s presidential election. An early favorite, Norris would have been the world’s first gay president, but his campaign was damaged by the revelation that he’d pleaded for clemency for an ex-boyfriend accused of having a relationship with an underage boy. RELATED: In 2009 Iceland’s Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir became the world’s first ...

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Houston’s Scary Lesbian Mayor Is Advancing Her E-Ville Homo Agenda!

And the Exorcist-y music makes her scarier!(Via – Towleroad)

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B.A.R. Endorses Bevan Dufty

San Francisco’s Bay Area Reporter has endorsed Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who would become the city’s first openly gay mayor if elected. We’re not endorsing Dufty just because he is gay. But political recommendations are part of our responsibility as the leading LGBT newspaper and it would be significant for America’s gayest city to have an out mayor. It’s important to ...

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Democrats Hold WV Governorship

Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin has won the special election to replace West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, who left office late last year after winning a seat in the U.S. Senate. The race was fraught with negative ads from both sides and narrowed in the final weeks. The national parties spent millions of dollars on each campaign. With 96 percent of ...

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New Ad From Bevan Dufty

A cute new ad from openly gay San Francisco mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty includes his young daughter. Via email, my pal Karl Frisch speculates that this might be a first for an LGBT candidate.

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BERLIN: Gay Mayor Re-Elected

Berlin’s openly gay mayor was reelected to a third term yesterday. Berlin’s mayor, Klaus Wowereit, will remain in office for a third term. Wowereit, who became the first openly gay leader of a German state in 2001, is known for his popular touch and distinctive Berlin accent. He has ruled in alliance with the Left Party for 10 years but ...

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Poll Predicts Upset Win For GOP In NY-9

A just-released Public Policy poll shows NOM-backed Bob Turner upsetting Assemblyman David Weprin (D) in the race to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner. The election is being closely watched nationwide as a possible bellwether on Obama 2012. “If Republicans win this race on Tuesday it’s real-world evidence of how unpopular Barack Obama is right now,” said PPP President Dean Debnam. “Approval ...

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