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COMMENTARY: Effigy of Obama on American soil is beyond offensive, sadly typical

Apparently it has become acceptable, even fashionable, to bully your fellow citizens — or better still, hang an effigy of your president, who happens to be black, with a noose, and in a part of the country where not too long ago, that in of itself was quietly approved.

Fred Karger proud to make history as first gay candidate for President

Fred Karger discusses his historic campaign, takes a swipe at his mortal enemy, Maggie Gallagher of the anti-gay hate group the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), and predicts the outcome of the Proposition 8 legal case.

COMMENTARY: Will black ministers follow Obama on marriage equality?

Just as Obama could no longer shrewdly fence-sit on the issue while winking a stealth nod to LGBTQ voters, black ministers, who quietly professed to be an ally to the LGBTQ community, could no longer stay closeted from their congregations.

COMMENTARY: Frank Rich on bully Romney and the gay vote

"But in political terms, I’d say Obama’s move is either a wash or a plus. In the long-term perspective of history, his endorsement of marriage equality is a big plus."

LETTER TO COMMUNITY: What a week it has been

Moments like yesterday remind us of two truths – the fight requires commitment and courage, even in the face of terrible odds, and we can win if we keep fighting.