Topics :: openly gay elected officials

New York’s First Openly Gay Congressman Gets Married

Monday Jun 23, 2014
Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney exchanged vows Saturday with Randy Gene Florke at the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands in Cold Spring.

Openly Gay Governor Candidate Leads Pride Parade

By Alanna Durkin | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
A Democratic candidate who reluctantly came out of the closet last year found himself serving as the grand marshal of Maine’s biggest gay pride parade and festival.

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.

Young, Hispanic and Gay: Long Beach’s New Mayor Makes History

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jun 6, 2014
New Long Beach, Calif., Mayor Robert Garcia makes history as the city’s first gay and Hispanic mayor.

State Police Raid Office Of Openly Gay R.I. House Speaker

Friday Mar 21, 2014
Law enforcement officials raided the office of House Speaker Gordon Fox on Friday as part of an investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office, the FBI, IRS and state police.

Va. Del Comes Out, Will Face Gay Sen. For Congressional Seat

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Feb 23, 2014
In a Washington Post op-ed column, Virginia Delegate Mark D. Sickles announced that he is gay, he’s sick of hearing anti-gay comments in the House, and he’s running for Congress.

NARAL Pro-Choice Honors Philly’s State Rep. Brian Sims

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 3, 2014
Philadelphia State. Rep. Brian Sims will be honored by NARAL Pro-Choice America with a national "Champion of Choice" award for his strong stance on women’s rights.

Gay Va. Senator Introduces Legislation to Repeal Marriage Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin has introduced legislation to repeal the state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

Senate Approves First Openly Gay Circuit Court Judge

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 24, 2013
The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Todd Hughes, the first openly gay Circuit Court judge in history.

Mexico’s First Gay Mayor Elected Amid Machismo and Drug Violence

Thursday Jul 18, 2013
Mexico’s first openly gay elected mayor is set to take office in a rough-and-tumble part of Zacatecas state known for cowboy boots, embossed belts and drug gang shootouts.