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LGBT Politicians Take Control Of Palm Springs

The Desert Sun reports: For years — starting with the election of Ron Oden, an openly gay man, in 1995 and then the passage of a domestic partnership ordinance — LGBT voters and their allies had been making slow but steady progress at Palm Springs City Hall. Then in 2008, after the passage of a statewide initiative to ban same-sex ...

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Seattle Mayor Resigns Amid Child Sex Allegations

The Seattle Times reports: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday, just hours after new allegations that he sexually abused a younger cousin decades ago in New York. Murray, a former Democratic state legislator elected mayor in 2013, said in a statement that he is resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important ...

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MINNEAPOLIS: Gay Mayoral Candidate Introduces Himself With Amusing Ad With His Husband [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis CBS affiliate reports: Minneapolis mayoral candidate Tom Hoch is hitting the airwaves this week with an attention-grabbing television ad. The unusual ad introduces Hoch to Minneapolis voters in a humorous way, highlighting his same-sex marriage. Hoch’s husband is featured introducing him to voters. The Hoch for Mayor ad is a twist on a typical political storyline: the affectionate, ...

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Brian Sims Serves Lesson To Abusive Facebook Troll, Has Phone Call With His “Disappointed” Grandmother

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims has served some rather delicious revenge on a Facebook troll. Slowly Boiled Frog reports: Earlier in the week, some nitwit (first name David) wrote “Nigger Faggot” on Sims’ Facebook page. Sims responded: “David, I can’t tell if you’re just a really dumb little boy or an angry bigot but I know for sure that you ...

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ANCHORAGE: Dan Savage Unmasks Undercover Homocon Candidate Endorsed By Anti-LGBT Politicians

Back in January, I reported that an anti-LGBT Christian group has filed a ballot measure to gut Anchorage’s LGBT right ordinance, which was finally approved in 2014 after years of viciously fought battles. In that post I noted that two openly gay men, including longtime JMG participant Christopher Constant, are now running for the Anchorage Assembly (the city council). Alaska ...

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KENTUCKY: Openly Gay Lexington Mayor Jim Gray To Challenge Rand Paul For US Senate [VIDEO]

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will file to run for the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning as a Democrat, declaring his candidacy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on the day of Kentucky’s filing deadline. Gray, 62, told the Herald-Leader Monday night that he decided to challenge Paul last week, and he “absolutely” believes he can win ...

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Brian Sims: I’m Running For Congress [VIDEO]

Today comes the formal announcement of what many of you have surely known for several days. Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims, his state’s first out legislator, is running for Congress. Via press release: On Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District. Sims, an attorney and civil rights advocate in Center City Philadelphia, has spent ...

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