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Mizeur Nets Democracy for America Endorsement

By John Riley | Friday Mar 21, 2014
Democracy for America (DFA) on Wednesday announced it was throwing its support to Del. Heather Mizeur, who is seeking to become Maryland’s next governor.

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.

Out Okla. State Senator Runs for Congress

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Oklahoma’s first openly gay state senator announced this week that he will be running for the 5th District Congressional seat.

Gay Man, Trans Woman Run for SF School Board

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Feb 9, 2014
A gay man and a transgender woman pulled papers this week to run for seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education in the fall election.

Trans Candidate to Challenge Gay Md. State Senator

Thursday Jan 30, 2014
A transgender candidate has announced she will run against an openly gay state senator in Montgomery County, Md., in the Democratic primary.

Heather Mizeur: Aiming for the Top

By John Riley | Saturday Jan 25, 2014
According to most pundits, Heather Mizeur is the clear underdog in her bid to win the Maryland Democratic Party’s nomination for governor in the June 24 primary.

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.

Gay Councilmember to Seek 5th Term on DC Council

Monday Dec 9, 2013
Democrat Jim Graham will seek a fifth term on the D.C. Council.

Was Quinn’s Loss in New York a Setback for LGBT Equality?

By Steve Weinstein | Sunday Nov 17, 2013
Christine Quinn’s failed campaign to become New York City’s first out-LGBT and female mayor has aroused a debate about whether we have moved beyond identity politics and into a "post-gay" political universe.

NYC Gets 1st Mexican-American Council Member

By Deepti Hajela | Thursday Nov 14, 2013
When someone asked longtime community activist Joel Magallan a couple of years ago when New York City would see its first Mexican-American elected official, he figured it would take another decade. Then along came Carlos Menchaca, who is openly gay.