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Nevada GOP Picks First Trans Republican Candidate in U.S. History

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jun 13, 2014
The Nevada State Republican party has made history by tapping military veteran and transgender woman Lauren Scott to run against a Democract in Nevada Assembly District 30.

Will Atkins Become California’s First Openly Lesbian Assembly Speaker?

By Matthew S. Bajko | Thursday Dec 26, 2013
Speculation in Sacramento is intensifying around the prospect of seeing the first lesbian lawmaker be elected to the powerful Assembly speaker position in the new year.

Out Canadian Councilor to Go to Winter Olympics

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
Vancouver, Canada, councilor Tim Stevenson, who is openly gay, announced on Wednesday that he will go to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, despite the country’s anti-gay laws.

NYC Mayoral Hopefuls Adjust to Weiner Collapse

By Jonathan Lemire | Thursday Aug 1, 2013
Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn suddenly finds herself in demand on national political television talk shows, and they all want to ask her the same question: Should Anthony Weiner drop out of the race?

Out CA Congressman Fights for Equality

By James Patterson | Tuesday Apr 30, 2013
In a wide ranging interview, California’s first openly gay congressman, in office just over 100 days, addressed the challenging issues facing the LGBT community and pledged to fight efforts to "turn back the clock" on equality and opportunity.

The Obama Effect: Is the President Changing Public Views on LGBT Marriage?

By Victor Yates | Wednesday Feb 13, 2013
From President Barack Obama’s comments about gay military spouses at the State of the Union address to his historic acknowledgement during his second inauguration that LGBTs be treated equally; has ’The Obama Effect’ changed public opinion on gay rights?

Colorado Civil Unions Bill Poised for Passage

By Lindsay King- Miller | Friday Feb 1, 2013
A bill to legalize same-sex civil unions passed Colorado’s Senate Judiciary Committee, and appears ready for passage by the Senate.

Calif. Lawmaker Steps Out of the Closet

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Nov 3, 2011
A California State Assembly member has stepped out of the closet to give voice to her concern for LGBT youth.

Maryland Marriage Vote Possible Before the Weekend

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Mar 11, 2011
Lawmakers in Maryland addressed amendments to a bill that would introduce marriage equality for the state’s gay and lesbian families on March 9. A final vote is expected soon, perhaps as early as March 11.

Gay GOP Lawmaker Dates... Porn Star?

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Jun 17, 2010
Was that steak dinner a breaking of bread between just friends? Or did an openly gay GOP Minnesota lawmaker taking a young male porn star out qualify as a date?