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Congress Aims to Save $44M By Cutting Medicare Penis Pumps

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 3
The Republicans in Congress have officially had enough of funding penis pumps for men who can't get erections. The devices are covered by Medicare to the tune of $44 million per year -- money better spent on the disabled.

Senate Appoints Gay Ambassador to Dominican Republic

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 15
On November 14, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed HRC board member and gay man James "Wally" Brewster, Jr. to be Ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

GOP Senate Rival And Social Media Followers Comment on Booker’s Gay Quote

LOCAL | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 28
In an interview yesterday, US Senate hopeful Cory Booker opened a proverbial "can of worms" when making mention of gay rumors that have dogged him for years. His rival in the senate race and followers on social media wasted no time weighing in.

In Mass., Markey Readies to Make Jump to US Senate

POLITICS | By Steve LeBlanc | Jun 26
Democrat Edward Markey, who’s served 37 years in the U.S. House, is preparing to make the leap to the Senate after winning Massachusetts’ special election to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s resignation to become secretary of state.

Tammy Baldwin Makes History As First Openly Gay U.S. Senator

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 7
Openly lesbian Democrat Tammy Baldwin made history last night, emerging victorious over Republican Tommy Thompson in the battle to become the first Wisconsin woman and the first openly LGBT person to serve in the U.S. Senate.

Baldwin: Wis. Senate Campaign "Will Not Be About Me"

POLITICS | By Michael K. Lavers | Sep 7
Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin told reporters on a Victory Fund teleconference call on Wednesday, Sept. 7, that her campaign to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl will not be about her sexual orientation.

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