Making new an old-fashioned party-building approach. Hillary Clinton is making a big deal out of rebuilding state Democratic parties, as noted here by Kerry Eleveld last week. That's an important move that every Democrat of whateverShow More Summary
Democrats not only missed an opportunity to help on immigration reform, they missed the point, argues Kerry Eleveld. read more
From her seat in the Supreme Court, reporter Kerry Eleveld highlights the most important moments in a hearing challenging the Defense of Marriage Act's constitutionality. read more
From inside the Supreme Court chamber, reporter Kerry Eleveld assembled this list of what LGBT Americans need to know about what was said. read more
Former Advocate Washington correspondent Kerry Eleveld is rejoining the mag as a special correspodent to bolster coverage of the upcoming Supreme Court battles over Prop. 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. “We’re very excited to have Kerry Eleveld reporting for us during this crucial moment for LGBT rights,” says Advocate EIC Matthew Breen. Show More Summary
With President Obama's second term now secure, many wonder whether the commander-in-chief will continue playing the middle or whether he'll become a true progressive. Kerry Eleveld at The Atlantic is leaning toward the latter: A more likely explanation is that...
If President Obama wants to win back all the single ladies, he must expose the limitations of Romney's concern for unmarried women in America.
After the constant mentions of reproductive rights, DREAMers, and same-sex marriage, one might have thought women, immigration activists, and gays were Democrats' sole constituents. As it turns out, they aren't. They just happen to be extremely important.
I haven’t seen such complete #FAIL at the podium for the White House Press Secretary since Robert Gibbs was up there bobbing and weaving over “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” questions from Kerry Eleveld, formerly of The Advocate. Now it was Jay...Show More Summary
Richard Socarides, President of Equality Matters, the LGBT division of media watchdog Media Matters, and lead staffer Kerry Eleveld, who left a position at The Advocate several months ago to join the organization, both announced their departure this morning. Said...
Joyce L. Arnold: Liberal, lesbian, Independent, equality activist, writer. Kerry Eleveld’s recent article, What Gay Rights Activists Can Teach the Left About Winning, is an important take on activism, LGBT and otherwise, in this 2012 election cycle. She begins: Remember when you believed that if we just elected enough Democrats to Congress and took the [...]
By taking executive action that would require federal contractors to safeguard their LGBT employees against discrimination, President Obama could proactively protect a vulnerable minority.
Kerry Eleveld has an interesting piece in the Atlantic examining what lessons progressive activists can learn from gay rights activists. I've excerpted part of it over at AMERICAblog Gay. In a nutshell, who got at least one huge piece of legislation that they wanted? The gays. Who else? And how did we get it? By being a royal pain in the butt.
From Kerry Eleveld, writing in the Atlantic: This was a revelation that began to dawn on many gay rights advocates sometime in 2009. I'm not exactly sure why we were one of the first progressive constituencies to conclude that we needed...Show More Summary
What Kerry Eleveld says here is basically what I said on Slog a couple of weeks ago—only Kerry says it better, smarter, and longer: Maybe it's because we were tired of paying the same taxes and not being able to pursue our happiness with equal fervor. Show More Summary
From Kerry Eleveld at Media Matters:Therein lies the dilemma for the GOP: their core base of firebrand social-issue voters has the potential to pull them right over a cliff, especially on LGBT issues. And that’s a problem. Even withShow More Summary
By Adam Bink Kerry Eleveld takes a look at the anti-gay rhetoric and personal past history of the Republican field, examining how voters might respond, particularly evangelical Christians and gays. What would be interesting is how LGBT people respond. CNN’s exit poll figure from 2008 pegged the number of self-identified gay voters for McCain at [...]
Kerry Eleveld’s overview of where the GOP presidential candidates stand on LGBT issues offers this interesting (and promising) anecdote about former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman (R) consulting with the Log Cabin Republicans at the Governor’s mansion in 2008. At the time, Huntsman was the first “sitting governor – let alone a Republican governor – [who] [...]
The White House Office of Faith-based Initiatives is getting some much warranted attention. Last month, Kerry Eleveld wrote an article revealing how the Obama office operates in the same manner -- and with the same rules -- as Bush's...Show More Summary
So, the right-wing religious fundamentalists are quite happy with Obama's faith-based initiative, which allows discrimination. Excellent reporting from Kerry Eleveld:When candidate Barack Obama laid out his plan on the campaign trail to revise the White House faith-based initiative established under President George W. Show More Summary