This article analyzes the evolution of gay and lesbian rights and same-sex marriage in American public opinion. It describes how Obergefell v. Hodges, state-level decisions and the public opinion trends can be considered as the outcome of a grassroots coordinated campaign which began more than a decade ago and was able to conquer the majority of Americans.
Openly LGBT people remain a demographic minority in most places. In areas that historically are not known for having or being friendly to LGBT people who do not remain closeteda "first" can make it easier for other openly LGBT persons to enter the field or for those who are closeted to come out. Openly LGBT people being visible in society affects societal attitudes toward homosexualitybisexuality, and the transgender community on a wider level.
Fred S. Karger born January 31, is an American political consultantgay rights activist and watchdogformer actor, and politician. Bush and Gerald Ford.
It's also central to convincing the press and public that the LGBT community loves Obama, and he has our vote sewn up. But the fact is, LGBT support isn't in the bag. This event is merely the latest chapter in a months-long PR juggernaut that has included the launch of an LGBT web page over at the White Houseplus a zillion press releases, proclamations and articles intended to demonstrate the administration 's support for LGBT people — despite its track record.
The impromptu debate, over light beers and dirty martinis, was at once mundane and remarkable. Provoked by a reporter, four middle-aged men at a Greenwich Village gay bar made fiery pitches for the Democratic presidential front-runners. Obama is the only one who can really transform this country.
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On Thursday night six Democratic candidates for president came together for a debate on issues important to the gay community. The debate was broadcast on the Logo cable channel and co-sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. The six Democratic candidates who attended the debate made a point of demonstrating their support of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
But as the year-old Iowan waited for Pete Buttigieg to arrive at a Des Moines rally Tuesday night, he wondered if moments like this could help: an openly gay man emerging as a top-tier candidate for president, speaking to a crowd of more than 1, people. Buttigieg has tapped into a powerful network of LGBT donors, a wealthy, engaged, and motivated group that has for years been a driving force behind Democratic presidential candidates but that has never had a gay major-party candidate to rally behind in a presidential election. They include Barry Karas, who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, plus celebrities like Jane Lynch, who gave a maximum donation to Buttigieg. Friends had told Karas about Buttigieg, he said, but he remembers the moment he was truly taken by him: when Buttigieg spoke earlier this month at a brunch for the Victory Fund, a group that endorses LGBT candidates.