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Table of Contents



All articles and interviews by Tracy Baim unless noted with an author byline.

The print edition index includes page numbers and photos/illustrations.



Guide to Abbreviations

Acknowledgments

Introduction




Part One: The Early Years, 1996-2006




Chapter One

The Beginning: Obama in the Illinois Senate



Chapter Two

The 2004 U.S. Senate Campaign



Chapter Three

Serving in the U.S. Senate





Part Two: The Run for President, 2007-2008



Chapter One

Presidential Campaign Kickoff



Chapter Two

Obama vs. Clinton: Battle for the Gays

Sidebar: Los Angeles Fundraising, by Karen Ocamb

Sidebar: Logo/HRC TV debate, by Chuck Colbert



Chapter Three

The Presidential Primary Season



Chapter Four

Preparing for the Conventions



Chapter Five

The Democratic National Convention in Denver

Mixed Messages: The Convention in Denver, by Lisa Keen



Chapter Six

The Republican National Convention



Chapter Seven

The General Election of 2008



Chapter Eight

The Joy of Victory for Obama, Defeat for Gays on Prop 8



Chapter Nine

When History Collides: The Election of Barack Obama

and the Passage of Prop 8, by Karen Ocamb





Illustrations and Photos





Part Three: The Presidency



Chapter One

Transition and Inauguration: Controversy and Inclusion



Chapter Two

Gays in the House: Appointments and Committees



Chapter Three

Federal Benefits and ENDA



Chapter Four

Foreign Exchanges: United Nations, Rights Abuse,

AIDS, Uganda, and Immigration



Chapter Five

Speaking to the Community, Community Speaking Out,

Human Rights Campaign Speech, March on Washington



Chapter Six

The Hate-Crimes Law Passes, by Micki Leventhal



Chapter Seven

Washington, D.C.: Independent Spirit,

Marriage and Partner Rights



Chapter Eight

Healthcare, Families, Seniors, and Youth



Chapter Nine

AIDS and HIV: Progress and Proposals

The Obama Record on AIDS and HIV, by Bob Roehr



Chapter Ten

Inclusion, Pride, and Prejudice: Social Events, Proclamations,

Census, Faith, and More



Chapter Eleven

Courts: Legal Issues, Judicial Appointments

Obama's Supreme Court Appointments, by Lisa Keen



Chapter Twelve

Asking and Telling: When Will DADT End? by Chuck Colbert



Chapter Thirteen

The Gay Media and Obama: Better Than Bush,

A Little Better Than Clinton, by Chuck Colbert



Chapter Fourteen

Final Frontier, New Activism:

The New Post-Prop 8 Grassroots, by Karen Ocamb





Part Four

Essays



Chapter One

Wayne Besen: The Rose-Colored Glasses Are Off



Chapter Two

Sean Cahill: A Burst of Progress on HIV Policy



Chapter Three

John D'Emilio: Don't Expect Him to Set You Free



Chapter Four

Kerry Eleveld: Gays Take a Central Role

in a Presidential Campaign



Chapter Five

Lisa Keen: By the Numbers-Analysis of the 2008 Gay Vote



Chapter Six

Rod McCullom: From the 'Fierce Urgency of Now'

to the Fierce Urgency of 'Whenever'



Chapter Seven

The Reverend Irene Monroe: Obama's Homophobic Ministers



Chapter Eight

Michelangelo Signorile: To Dems: Work for the Money



Chapter Nine

Pam Spaulding: LGBTs, Race, Class, and the Age of Obama



Chapter Ten

Timothy Stewart-Winter: Barack Obama, Gay Marriage,

and Chicago Politics: A Brief History



Chapter Eleven

Andrew Tobias: Accomplishments by the

Administration and Congress on LGBT Equality



Chapter Twelve

Phill Wilson: Aspiring Minds





Part Five

Interviews



Chapter One

Brian Bond, Stampp Corbin, and Eric Stern



Chapter Two

Representatives: Baldwin, Frank, and Polis, by Ross Forman



Chapter Three

Additional National Interviews by Micki Leventhal

Kate Clinton, Mitchell Gold, Joan Nestle, Frank Oldham Jr.,

Steve Ralls, Dr. Sylvia Rhue, Judy Shepard, and Sean Strub



Chapter Four

Celebrity Quotes by Jerry Nunn

Bryan Batt, Mario Cantone, Melissa Etheridge, Judy Gold,

Kathy Griffin, Patti LaBelle, Dan Savage, Wanda Sykes,

and Rufus Wainwright



Chapter Five

Current and Former Chicagoans



Michael Bauer

Lora Branch

Phil Burgess

Tom Chaderjian

Jamie Citron

Terry Cosgrove

Laura Cuzzillo

Justin DeJong

J. Cunyon Gordon

Vernita Gray

Kim Hunt

Mark Ishaug

Sherri Jackson

Art Johnston

Jackie Kaplan

Gail Morse and Lauren Verdich

Mary Morten

David Munar

John Myers

Phil Palmer

Jim Pickett

Laura Ricketts

Jane Saks

Debra Shore

Max Smith

Kevin Thompson

Tom Tunney

Ronald Wadley

Darrell Windle

Israel Wright Jr.



Conclusion



Biographies of Contributors





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