Posts by Aaron McQuade

Congratulations to Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin, America's First-Ever Out Senator

November 6, 2012

The Victory Fund has announced and Fox News has projected that Wisconsin U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin tonight will become the first openly gay person ever elected to the Senate in America's history.

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November 6, 2012

Maine Anti-LGBT "Get Out the Vote" effort based on fear and lies

The official website for the campaign to defeat marriage equality in Maine may have gone further than any other state-level marriage campaign in its denouncement -- not of same-sex couples getting married - but of gay people, period.

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November 4, 2012

Vote YES on Question One in Maine to uphold New England values

New England values do include a lot of tradition. But that tradition comes from deeper values. Family. Community. Respect. Dignity. Freedom. Faith. Marriage strengthens families. Strong families strengthen communities. Strong communities endure. And nobody knows that better than we do.

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November 3, 2012

GLAAD and Equality Matters asking media to debunk anti-equality ads in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington

GLAAD and Equality Matters today called on the media in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington and around the country to bring attention to the falsehoods present in anti-LGBT "scare" ads running in the four states with marriage on the ballot on Tuesday

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November 3, 2012

Even if your candidates are safe, your issues might not be.

Given that Maine voters are once again going to be voting on marriage equality at the ballot box, it bears looking at what happened in 2009, when polls indicated that marriage equality would emerge victorious. Why was a higher-than-anticipated turnout bad news? And what lessons can we learn from that to make sure we don't fall into the same trap again?

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October 29, 2012

GLAAD Releases Profiles of Anti-LGBT Activists in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington

Next week on Election Day marriage for gay and lesbian couples will be voted on in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. GLAAD’s update to the CAP project includes profiles of anti-LGBT activists working against LGBT families in those states.Read More

October 25, 2012

Think your opponent is Hitler? Voters should know.

Pastor Brad Brandon is far from the only active anti-gay operative to have said vile and inflammatory things about the LGBT community. He’s just one of the few who’ve been reported on as such.Read More

October 23, 2012

East Aurora, Illinois strips transgender protections from students on #SpiritDay

On Friday, while the rest of the country was going purple in support of LGBT young people on Spirit Day, the school board in East Aurora, Illinois was sending the exact opposite message to transgender students.

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