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EDGE 10.0: The Decade in Politics

By Steve Weinstein | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
In celebration of our tenth anniversary EDGE is proud to launch "EDGE 10.0: The Decade in," a retrospective series of features examining the past ten years of headlines, personalities, trends, arts, parties, etc... We kick off the series with politics.

You’re Out!:: Noted Gay Journalist Removes Closet Door Of Anti-Gay GOP Representative

By EDGE | Saturday Jan 4, 2014
In a lengthy post on his Facebook page, noted gay CBS journalist Itay Hod outed Illinois congressman Aaron Schock, calling out the two-term politician on the hypocrisy of an alleged recent sexual exploit in light of his anti-gay voting record.

Russian Journalist Promises to Out Closeted Lawmakers

By Sergio N. Candido | Tuesday Sep 10, 2013
An LGBT journalist has promised to take drastic measures if a new anti-gay legislation in Russia moves forward.

Ex-Florida Gov. Crist Accused of Covering Up Gay Affairs

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 12, 2012
Charlie Crist, the former governor of Florida, is no stranger to gay rumors. The lastest allegations claim that the politician paid two men to cover up gay affairs.

Houston Radio Host Spotted at Gay Bar Before Alleged Hit-and-Run

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 16, 2012
Conservative Houston radio talk show host Michael Berry was reportedly spotted leaving a local gay bar before he allegedly crashed into the bouncer’s car and left the scene.

Anti-Gay Indiana State Rep. Allegedly Hired Boy for ’A Really Good Time’

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Aug 13, 2011
An anti-gay GOP state lawmaker in Indiana stands accused of having hired an 18-year-old boy on Craigslist, offering to pay $80 plus a big tip for "a really good time," and then plying the young man with gifts to buy his silence about the rendezvous.

In Wake of DADT, Gay Rumors Swirl Anew Around SC Sen. Graham

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Dec 28, 2010
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has long denied rumors that he is a gay closeted politician, but his recent strenuous objection to repealing the anti-gay law that has kept GLBT patriots from serving openly has rekindled speculation about his sexuality.

Right and Left Alike Pile on Out Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Aug 26, 2010
In the wake of his announcement that he is gay, both the left and the right are talking about former Republican National Committee chair Ken Mehlman--some warmly, some with harsh words.

S.C. Sen. Lindsay Graham: ’I’m Not Gay’

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Jul 2, 2010
The South Carolina GOP senator who was accused by the Tea Party of capitulating to Democrats out of fear that he would be outed has addressed the question of his sexuality head on: "I ain’t gay."

Blogger: GOP Ill. Congressman A Closet Case

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jun 2, 2010
The blogger who outed Sen. Larry Craig has now claimed that an Illinois Republican representative who voted against repealing the ban on openly gay servicemembers is himself a closeted gay man.