Consider the story of Franklin E. Kameny, a pioneering gay rights activist whose personal history is emblematic of how Washington’s acceptance of gays has evolved. Gradually, they have fanned out from Dupont Circle, which is now full of heterosexual families, all across the city. My point about being critical and fact-checking them: I quoted this guy saying the Favreau tweet was a sign that Democrats in the media are out to distort what Trump is doing, and totally gloss over what Obama did. There isn't necessarily a higher-than-average population of gay men among this group, but there are a good number in very prominent jobs. But, still, hearing a candidate tell you that his position is counter to something you believe in is different than hearing a candidate tell you his position is counter to you. Already a subscriber? Select a state. It isn’t about what the media says; it’s about whether he follows their agenda. “He said to me with much concern and affection, ‘Oh, Hilary, why would you want to help those people?’ ” she said. Only one of them played to win. And I didn’t even know where the Virgin Islands were on a map. We have done a lot of stories and showed some Trump voters saying really horrible things, and I think there is a real value to that as well, even though people are inevitably going to say, “Oh, you are just giving them a platform. To me, that's one of those things gays appreciate, is life on the public stage.' 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'The fact that there are so many gay reporters on the campaign, what is the effect on coverage of gay issues in the campaign?' Update 11:15 a.m.: Morning Joe’s silent survivor speaks! 'You just ask the question,' he continued. ''I think that we've proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no, I don't believe in gay adoption,' he said.' 'Every person covering politics, as a human being, has strong feelings about certain issues. *Sorry, there was a problem signing you up. Gays are also no longer ghettoized in one area of Washington. Help us continue to provide the reporting, commentary, and criticism you won’t find anywhere else. "Mr. McCain, who with his wife, Cindy, has an adopted daughter, said flatly that he opposed allowing gay couples to adopt,' wrote Nagourney and Cooper. All rights reserved. “All the straight people would leave, worrying about how they were going to send their kids to Sidwell Friends,” he said, referring to the elite private school that graduated Chelsea Clinton and currently educates the Obama daughters. One answer seems to be that they have always been here. With nearly 9.5 million coronavirus cases reported, the United States is adding new infections at an unprecedented rate. He is also an MSNBC contributor and has appeared on Washington Week in Review on PBS. Gina also served as Co-Coordinator for the Campaign for Liberty in West Virginia before founding the Liberty Political Action Committee of West Virginia. Just the way you phrased that almost implies that if the left and Democrats and people in the media were attacking him less, then he would be less popular among Republicans, rather than that this is a convenient way for them to explain their support for a controversial politician. Mr. Elmendorf told me he thinks that gay people, because they were mostly without children, were able to resist the draw of higher pay in the private sector. Politics are so tribal. In July, for example, John McCain gave an interview to the Times's Adam Nagourney -- in a long-term relationship with his partner -- and a straight colleague, Michael Cooper, in which the candidate defined his stances on many issues. Has he gone too far this time?” Because time after time after time, as the story pointed out, whether it was the travel ban or Charlottesville or Roy Moore, he has done things that were so unthinkable that it would have been devastating for every other president. In an email to Daily Intel, Jeremy Peters writes:. So what do you do then, interviewing, say, a Republican candidate pushing an anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment. And it was also, even more importantly, it was an experience that showed us we could all work together and be the best versions of ourselves when the paper and the University needed us to be. Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter. What was never-give-up Hillary, after all, if not an electoral Mama Rose? Nancy Pelosi now faces a potential revolt. And you might be thinking, 'That offends me.' Correction, June 24, 2018: This piece originally misidentified Gina Anders as an accountant.