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Former Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe, a Republican, is set to marry his partner in a ceremony Saturday in the District of Columbia. So, this is a very joyous day for both of us.
Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, delivers a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention. Venture capitalist Peter Thiel's message on Thursday night was a little different from what was said by the last openly gay man at a Republican National Convention. But most of all I am proud to be an American.
It was a little more than a year ago, but it seems like a lifetime now. I was headed out the door of my Washington office, brief case in hand, bound for a pleasant, relaxing weekend in New York with friends. My secretary stopped me and said a reporter from The Advocate was on the phone. I had spoken to this reporter before.
This decision, according to a former Republican congressman, is "ridiculous. Former Rep. Jim Kolbe R-Ariz.
Former Congressman Jim Kolbe will urge the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday to add gay partners to a comprehensive immigration reform bill which thus far excludes them, Politico reports :. Kolbe, the second openly gay Republican to serve in Congress, is one of 20 witnesses scheduled to testify at the hearing. But he is the only one whose primary aim is to describe the challenges binational gay couples face, Immigration Equality spokesman Steve Ralls said.
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On Monday, former Rep. Jim Kolbe will urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to amend the immigration bill to include a path to citizenship or permanent residency for same-sex partners—including his own. Kolbe became only the second openly gay Republican to serve in Congress and is one of 20 witnesses scheduled to testify at the hearing. Immigration Equality spokesman Steve Ralls said he is the only one whose primary aim is to describe the challenges bi-national gay couples face.
Even in the 21st century, self-hatred seems to drive many a tortured soul into the arms of movements that would do them harm. Sites like GayHomophobe. Some closeted bigots get exposed as predators, using the offering of religion or therapy to find prey.