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HRC Unlikely to Endorse in Tisei, Moulton Race

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Oct 31
The nation's largest LGBT-rights organization is not expected to get involved in the Massachusetts congressional race between openly gay Republican Richard Tisei and pro-LGBT Democrat Seth Moulton.

Oakland Could Beat SF to Having Out Mayor

POLITICS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 21
Oakland voters could make history in November by electing the Bay Area's first out mayor to serve a full term, should lesbian at-large City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan win the race as polling has suggested.

White House LGBT Liaison to Depart Obama Administration

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Sep 7
Gautam Raghavan, the White House's LGBT liaison, will leave the Obama administration after more than five years to join the Gill Foundation as vice president of policy.

Tony Atkins Briefly Became CA's First Out Governor

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Aug 1
California State Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D), who is gay, served as the state's governor for about 8 hours while those Democratic officials above her in the line of succession were traveling outside of the state.

Simpson Earns Victory Fund Nod

LOCAL | By John Riley | Jul 28
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund is backing Scott Simpson, a professional civil rights advocate, over another gay candidate.

Lateefah Williams Enters AG Race

POLITICS | By John Riley | Jul 17
Lateefah Williams, the out lesbian former president of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the city's top LGBT political organization, on Thursday officially announced her candidacy to become the District's next Attorney General.

Gay Candidate Faces Criticism From Opposing Camps

POLITICS | By Kevin Freking | Jul 15
Carl DeMaio is one of three openly gay Republicans running for Congress this year, but he's the only one who has managed to make political adversaries of both social conservative and gay rights organizations.

Mizeur Loses in MD, but Primary Results Mostly Good for LGBTs

POLITICS | By John Riley | Jun 28
Voters in Maryland went to the polls Tuesday to determine Democratic and Republican nominees for various offices in the state from governor down to the county level, resulting in largely positive results for those who billed themselves as pro-LGBT rights.

Snowden Jumps into At-Large Race

POLITICS | By John Riley | Jun 20
Courtney Snowden, the former president of DC Black Pride and a local political and LGBT rights activist, announced Monday she plans to enter the race for one of two at-large seats on the D.C. Council this November.

Out Politician Attacked With Acid at Vienna Pride

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 16
Austria’s first out politician, the leader of the Austrian Greens’ delegation of the European Union parliament, was attacked with acid at a Gay Pride event Friday in Vienna.

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