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COMMENTARY: Obama and Romney do lunch!

Recently re-elected President Barack Obama and failed GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney had lunch last Thursday, and what fun it is to imagine their conversation. Perhaps it went something like this. …

"For & Against" episode to tackle campaign finance reform

In this latest episode, host Jim Morrison talks to former Louisiana Governor and presidential candidate Buddy Roemer and The Advocate magazine’s New York correspondent Julie Bolcer about campaign finance reform and how big money has influenced the upcoming elections.

Smooth transition, unfinished business mark first anniversary of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" repeal

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) and OutServe applaud and celebrate the one-year anniversary of repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” praising the smooth transition the military has made in allowing gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans to serve openly in the military, and call on the White House, Pentagon and Congress to embrace and advance the final work necessary to achieve full LGBT equality in the Armed Forces.

RGOD2: When you’re a bridge - expect to be trampled upon

The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle shares the inspiring stories of 26 "authentic witnesses" from some of the 76 countries where it is illegal to be gay, who are in Washington for the International AIDS Conference.

President Obama hosts LGBT Pride Month reception | VIDEO

President Barack Obama hosted a reception in the East Room of the White House on Friday to observe LGBT Pride Month. Guests included LGBT community leaders, students, politicians and servicemembers. In his remarks, the President said that great progress has been made, but that the battle is not yet over.

Supporting gay and transgender youth most in need

The White House today is hosting the LGBT Conference on Housing & Homelessness in Detroit, Mich. The event is the second in a series of conferences being held across the country to address the unique needs of LGBT Americans.