Jay-Z’s mother gives emotional award speech

Jay-Z's mother, Gloria Carter, has accepted an LGBTQ award. As she made a speech at the GLAAD Media Awards, she became visibly emotional. Carter, who is a lesbian, told the crowd the story of coming out t...
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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.

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Clinton steals the show at the Democratic National Convention

Former President Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton stuck mostly to economic issues during his speech last night at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Clinton, along with Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, ignited the crowd ahead of the official presidential nomination process.

Clinton's speech, some 48 minutes long, stayed away from social issues like abortion and same-sex marriage rights.

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and his running-mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wi.) were the targets of much of Clinton's speech, which hit back at the GOP ticket by dissecting the Republican positions on health care and taxes.

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White House invites lesbians to State of the Union address

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Loreliei Kilker, an analytical chemist from Brighton, Co., and Colonel Ginger Wallace, an Air Force intelligence officer, will join First Lady Michelle Obama tonight during President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union address as guests of the First Family, according to the White House.

Presidents often highlight the personal stories from guests sitting with the first lady.

Kilker was awarded a monetary settlement after an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation found systemic sex discrimination at her previous employment.