Tag Archives: Victory Fund

Porno Pete: Walmart Is Incentivizing Its Employees To Become Gay & Transgender

Porno Pete is ever so pissed that Walmart gave some dough to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. From a press release published by Christian Newswire: Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) is alerting the nation to Walmart’s increasing capitulation to the homosexual-bisexual-transgender agenda-and is calling on Americans to urge Walmart to stop promoting homosexuality and gender confusion (transgenderism) with ...

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VIRGINIA: Anti-Gay Clerk Signs Marriage License For Plaintiffs In Bostic Case

Norfolk County Clerk George Schaefer, who was backed by the virulently anti-gay Alliance Defending Freedom all the way to the Supreme Court, today had to suck it and sign the marriage license of AFER plaintiffs Timothy Bostic and Tony London. More photos and coverage are at the Twitter feed of Virginian-Pilot reporter Patrick Wilson.

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Victory Fund Head Chuck Wolfe: We Need Gay Republicans In Congress

“This year at least three gay Republicans are seeking seats in Congress, and the Victory Fund has endorsed two of them along with seven Democratic congressional candidates and hundreds more from both parties at the state and local level. As a nonpartisan organization with a clear mission to increase the number of LGBT voices in government, we strongly believe out ...

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Quote Of The Day – Carl DeMaio

“I’ve found more tolerance, acceptance and inclusion from social conservative groups who have to reconcile that I’m a Republican who happens to be gay versus the intolerance the LGBT leaders see me as a gay man who happens to be a Republican. Despite claims that they insist on tolerance, diversity and acceptance on all political issues, I suspect that they ...

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Victory Fund Declines To Endorse GOP Homocon House Candidate Carl DeMaio

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, which endorses and backs many LGBT candidates, has declined to give their thumbs-up to homocon GOP candidate for the US House, Carl DeMaio. DeMaio this month became the first congressional candidate from either major party to include a same-sex partner in campaign advertising. He is trying to unseat first-term Democratic Rep. Scott Peters. DeMaio ...

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NYC Woman Tells Anthony Weiner That She Won’t Be Voting For “The Dyke”

The Washington Post reports on an exchange between Anthony Weiner and a woman voter at a shopping center: “You a registered Democrat?” he asked an elderly woman wheeling a shopping cart by him. “I am,” she said. “And I’m not voting for uh, what’s her name? The dyke.” “Okay. I just need you to sign the petition to get me ...

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Gay Republican Runs For Congress

Former Massachusetts state Sen. Richard Tisei wants to be the first (*non-incumbent) openly gay Republican elected to Congress. Tisei, whose campaign issues page makes no mention of LGBT causes [Updated correction below], has been endorsed by the Victory Fund. But this is Massachusetts, where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1. Few places in the state are as Democratic as Lynn, ...

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Dan Savage And It Gets Better Team To Produce Film On Openly LGBT Politicians

Denis Dison has the details at the Victory Fund’s Gay Politics blog: Dan Savage and the producing team behind the “It Gets Better” documentary specials for MTV and Logo have announced a new project that will examine openly LGBT political candidates and how they prepare to run for office. Filmmakers have been granted unprecedented access to the LGBT Candidate and ...

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Houston’s Mayor Speaks To Gay Journos

As I mentioned yesterday, openly gay Houston Mayor Annise Parker provided the welcoming speech for this weekend’s convention of LGBT journalists. Miami Herald reporter Steve Rothaus recorded the speech. His clip description: Houston Mayor Annise Parker speaks at the 2012 National LGBT Editor/Blogger Convening about being elected to a second term; her longtime life partner Kathy Hubbard and being co-chair ...

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Two States With No Open Gays In Office

The Victory Fund’s Denis Dison notes: Last week’s news that Southhaven, Miss., Mayor Greg Davis informed a local newspaper that he is gay means just two U.S. states remain on the list of those with no openly LGBT elected officials–Alaska and South Dakota. That doesn’t mean these states aren’t served by LGBT elected officials, just that none have self-identified publicly ...

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MSNBC On Prepping LGBT Candidates

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SAN FRANCISCO: Victory Fund Endorses Supervisor Bevan Dufty For Mayor

Openly gay San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty has picked up the endorsement of the Victory Fund in his bid to become mayor. That’s a critical development for Dufty, who faces a mayoral field cluttered with almost two dozen declared candidates. SF Weekly reports: The Victory Fund’s endorsement signals a huge shift for Dufty’s campaign, political consultants said. The group is ...

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PODCAST: Same Sex Sunday

Same Sex Sunday is a weekly LGBT news and activism podcast hosted by Phil Reese and Joe Mirabella. This week’s guests: Christian Berle: Deputy Director, Log Cabin RepublicansChristopher Massicotte: Treasurer, Stonewall DemocratsShawn Werner: Director of Campaign Services, Victory FundMichael J Wilson: Director, Americans for Democratic Action Today’s topics: “After Tuesday’s election, the political landscape clearly changed for the gay, lesbian, ...

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Lexington KY Elects Openly Gay Mayor

The Victory Fund reports that Lexington, Kentucky, the state’s second-largest city, has elected openly gay candidate Jim Gray as mayor. Vice-Mayor Jim Gray was victorious tonight in his second campaign for the city’s top job, beating incumbent Mayor Jim Newberry. This is a tremendous victory for Lexington, for Kentucky’s LGBT community and for fairness. We are proud of Jim Gray ...

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Victory Fund Asks: What Will You Lose?

A new campaign from the Victory Fund: “Anti-gay extremists are pumping millions of dollars into campaigns across the country. Their goal: to silence fair-minded American voters by electing candidates who won’t stand up to their hate and bigotry. But what’s really at stake? If anti-gay extremists win, what will you lose?” The Victory Fund invites your own video submissions. (Via ...

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Mehlman Reactions

Log Cabin Republicans “Log Cabin Republicans is very supportive and appreciative of Ken’s coming out. Being gay and being conservative are not mutually exclusive,” said Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper. “As a fellow Bush alumnus, I also look forward to Ken helping me and our colleagues build a stronger and more inclusive Republican Party. Nothing presents a ...

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Netroots Nation: Friday Recap

I started the day early at a breakfast with openly gay Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, who is running for Congress against Rep. Mary Bono-Mack. (I’ll post my Q&A with Pougnet a bit later.) Then it was off to the grand hall to catch the tail-end of Van Jones‘ brilliant morning keynote. After that was the “Organizing For Equality in ...

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The Strange Case Of Matthew Vanderpool

Yesterday Matthew Vanderpool, an openly gay candidate for the Kentucky state legislature, issued a press release declaring that he had rejected campaign donations from the Victory Fund because he didn’t want to be in their “back pocket.” Vanderpool said that while he is gay, he “has no gay agenda” and that being gay “does not define my entire life or ...

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Number Of Openly Gay Elected Officials Nearly Doubled In The Last Decade

The New York Times says that instead of same-sex marriage, a better barometer of public opinion on homosexuality is the decade’s avalanche of openly gay elected officials. Currently there are at least 445 gays and lesbians holding office, an increase of almost 200 in the last eight years. Some political scientists say the rise in openly gay candidates’ winning public ...

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JMG Makes Advocate’s Top Political Blogs

This here website thingy made the Advocate’s Top Political Blogs list. From Joe.My.God to The Daily Beast, Advocate.com spotlights a few of the best blogs that cover politics, inside and way outside the Beltway. Joe.My.God: The name sounds salacious, but the content is anything but. Not to say Joe Jervis’s six-year-old blog is boring — it just gets to the ...

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