Archive for the Politics Category

Spotlight on: Steve Kornell

Friday, November 20, 2009 No Comments

A victory to be proud of

For the past few months, all eyes at OMG! have been on Steve Kornell, who ran for the District 5 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council. Showing a clear dedication to building a strong community, Kornell, 43, has been involved with mentoring youth nearly all of his adult life. [...]

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Pride Month Recap

Thursday, July 2, 2009 1 Comment

As Pride Month comes to a close, some may wonder where it all started. Why is it that we can walk in a grand parade, waving rainbow flags and hold hands with someone of the same sex without most people batting an eye? Well, it didn’t always used to be so. Though things aren’t perfect, [...]

Category: Politics

Positive Developments

Thursday, June 18, 2009 No Comments

As momentum continues to build in the quest for equal rights, New Hampshire joins the list of states that allow same-sex marriage, and also joins Vermont in doing so through the state legislature rather than the courts. What’s so important about this situation, besides the obvious, is that though Gov. John Lynch personally opposed gay [...]

Category: Politics

The Dallas Principles

Thursday, June 4, 2009 No Comments

I have to say I can’t think of a more exciting time in GLBT politics. I mean, we finally have a gay-friendly president in office in the form of rock-star-like Barack Obama. He specifically mentioned members of the GLBT community during his inspiring, election-night speech and even invited gay and lesbian families to this year’s [...]

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Russian Police Clamp Down On Protestors At Eurovision Song Contest

Thursday, June 4, 2009 No Comments

On Saturday, May 16, a planned gay rights march and protest in Moscow, Russia, was violently suppressed by Russian police. The event, called “Slavic Pride,” hoped to bring attention to the plight and discrimination of GLBT people not only in Russia, but also in the nations of Eastern Europe. The main organizer of the event, [...]

Category: Politics