Tag Archives: Richard Socarides

Freedom To Marry Head Evan Wolfson: We’ve Reached Critical Mass On Marriage

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Gay Activist Richard Socarides Talks About His “Ex-Gay” Advocate Father

Former Clinton White House advisor and LGBT activist Richard Socarides has made a video about his father, Dr. Charles Socarides, the co-founder of NARTH who is widely considered the creator of “ex-gay therapy.” Via I’m From Driftwood: Dr. Charles Socarides didn’t just believe that homosexuality could be cured; he was one of the most sought-after therapists for people who wanted ...

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“Ex-Gay” Advocate Pastor Joel Osteen: I Didn’t Choose To Be Heterosexual

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Quote Of The Day – Richard Socarides

“Last night in Charlotte, the Democratic Party made history as the first national party to offer a platform endorsing marriage equality for all Americans. The move followed, of course, President Obama’s personal endorsement of same-sex marriage in May. Both were important moments for me, here as a delegate for New York, and many others at the convention who have fought ...

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At Charlotte’s LGBT Welcome Party

Last night I attended Unity Charlotte, a rather swank welcoming party for the hundreds of LGBT delegates and activists attending the DNC. In the house were many boldface names such as former HRC head Joe Solmonese, former Empire State Pride Agenda executive director Brian Ellner, Clinton White House advisor Richard Socarides, New York Assemblyman Harry Bronson, Q Notes editor Matt ...

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Richard Socarides And Wayne Besen Discuss Marriage Equality And SCOTUS

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Richard Socarides On DOMA Ruling

“It now looks like it will be this case, rather than the more famous Perry case being litigated by Ted Olson and David Boies, that will reach the Supreme Court first. It’s a bit of inside baseball, but this is the result favored by the old guard of gay-rights litigators who prefer a more incremental strategy of Supreme Court review. ...

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HomoQuotable – Richard Socarides

“Barack Obama’s self-described ‘evolution’ on same sex marriage appears likely to end with a strategically timed (if low-key) pre-election announcement of his support for marriage equality. [snip] Having the President publicly endorse marriage equality will be an important symbolic and substantive turning point. It would likely accelerate the pro-equality shift in public opinion, including in minority communities. It will make ...

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Richard Socarides On DOMA Battle

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NEW YORK: Marriage Activists Buoyed After Meeting With Governor Cuomo

New York marriage equality activists say they have renewed hope after yesterday’s private meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Paul Schindler reports at Gay City News: “I’ve been to lots of meetings where presidents or governors call people in to say that they’re with them, and this one was really extraordinary,” said Richard Socarides, the executive director of Equality Matters, a ...

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Richard Socarides & Pat Buchanan On Barack Obama And DOMA

Socarides, who is now with the Media Matters affiliate Equality Matters, says that today’s move “will definitely help Obama with gay groups.” Understatement.

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LAUNCHED: Equality Matters

Media Matters has launched Equality Matters, a new LGBT activism site meant to serve as a “communications war room for gay equality.” It will be run by Richard Socarides, a former domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton who has been deeply critical of President Obama’s record on gay rights. A well-known gay journalist, Kerry Eleveld, the Washington correspondent for ...

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HomoQuotable – Richard Socarides

“Can President Obama, who once supported gay marriage, only to oppose it now, change his position again? The answer is yes — and he in fact has no choice. People understand that most public officials who now support gay marriage once opposed it. It wasn’t until after they left office that Bill Clinton and Al Gore (and, most recently, Laura ...

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SLIDESHOW: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand LGBT Fundraiser In NYC

Last night NY Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, Pam Spaulding, and Jeremy Hooper joined me at Hell’s Kitchen’s Therapy Lounge for an LGBT fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, an event put together by Out For Kirsten’s Todd Beeton. Dropping by were SiriusXM host Michelangelo Signorile, activist Corey Johnson, former Clinton White House adviser Ricard Socarides, and other homo-politicos. Great night! Full-screen ...

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Richard Socarides And Oscar Winner Dustin Lance Black Discuss Obama’s Memo

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