5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 31

1. Kansa Gov. Sam Brownback was nominated as the ambassador at large for international religious freedom — and his constituents back home are happy to get him out of his current office. Speaking of religious fr...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 28

1. Chelsea Clinton talked about the GOP's anti-LGBT platform Wednesday in Philadelphia at an event hosted by the Human Rights Campaign and the Victory Fund, singling out conversion therapy in particular and cal...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 26

1. The Advocate endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, only the second time in the publication's near 50-year history that they've endorsed someone for president. 2. And the reaction to this all-gender rest...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 25

1. The Democratic National Committee says they've doubled the number of transgender delegates to the convention that they had in 2012. 2. An alleged serial killer in London accused of drugging and murdering ...
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Melissa Carter: Love (not sex) at the DNC

Melissa Carter

My friend had the opportunity to attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte earlier this month, and I asked her to be my guest columnist and give some insight into what impacted her about the trip. These are her words: What has the Democratic Party done for us that we have never been able to do for ourselves?

During the three days of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, nearly every major speech openly celebrated love, no matter whether that love comes in the form of two guys, two girls or a guy and a girl.

One after another, speakers walked up to the podium and found a way to remind gay voters that they are loved, accepted and needed by the Democratic Party.

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Georgia’s LGBT delegates revel in Democratic National Convention

Democratic National Convention

For the LGBT delegates representing Georgia and its congressional districts at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week has reignited their  passion for the political process.

Seven members of the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia are in attendance in Charlotte, according to Georgia Democrats, including LGBT Caucus Chair Jim Taflinger and Caucus Secretary Bob Gibeling.

Reese McCranie, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's deputy director of communications, called the convention atmosphere “electrifying” in a telephone interview with GA Voice. McCranie is one of the seven delegates from Georgia's Fifth Congressional District.