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White House Criticizes GOP over Funding Provision that Effectively Bans Pride Flags over US Embassies

By Sam Fossum, CNN   (CNN) — The White House on Sunday attacked congressional Republicans for pushing a provision in…

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LGBTQ Candidates in the 2024 Primaries

A Republican-backed group spent more than $950,000 to promote a black lesbian prosecutor’s bid for the Democratic nomination to be…

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Five LGBTQ Harris County Candidates Won Their Primary Elections 

Last month, OutSmart reported that there were at least nine LGBTQ Harris County candidates on the March 5 primary ballot.…

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Lauren Ashley Simmons’ Run for Office Sparked by Rep. Thierry’s Support for Senate Bill 14

Lauren Ashley Simmons knew she had to run for state representative when Rep. Shawn Thierry, a Democrat from Houston, announced…

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Houston LGBTQ+ Caucus’ 2024 Texas Primary Election Endorsements 

The Houston LGBTQ+ Political Caucus (The Caucus) has issued its endorsements for Texas’ 2024 primary election. Election Day is Tuesday,…

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In Her Reelection Bid, Rep. Shawn Thierry Tests Whether Democrats will Tolerate Anti-LGBTQ Votes

The political fallout is spilling into the Democratic primary, where in her bid for reelection Thierry faces two challengers. One…

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Greece Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in a First for an Orthodox Christian Country

The Greek parliament on Thursday passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage, in a landmark victory for human rights in Greece…

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Harris County’s Many LGBTQ+ Candidates Strengthen Our Democracy

When I first ran for office in Houston 33 years ago, Rep. Glen Maxey was the first and only out…

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Oregon High Court Says 10 GOP State Senators Who Staged Long Walkout Can’t Run for Reelection

The Oregon Supreme Court said Thursday that 10 Republican state senators who staged a record-long walkout last year to stall…

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LGBTQ Candidates on the March 5 Primary Ballot

At least 10 are running in state and local races.

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