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DC Mayoral Nominee Can’t Breeze to Victory

By Ben Nuckols | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
Muriel Bowser’s decisive victory in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city’s eighth mayor, but she can’t expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees.

Lawmaker Tells Openly Gay Ariz. Senator to ’Act More Gay’

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
Nearly a month after Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo (D) made headlines for coming out as gay, Arizona state Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) told Gallardo to "act more gay" in a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, because she questioned his sexuality.

Former State Senator Hides in Statehouse Closet

Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour hid in an Idaho Statehouse closet for more than five hours as part of her effort to persuade Republican lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act.

Openly Gay Councilmember to Run for DC Mayor

By Brett Zongker | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
District of Columbia Councilmember David Catania is filing paperwork to run for mayor as an independent in the midst of a fundraising scandal involving Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign.

Clay Aiken Officially Joining NC Congress Race

Thursday Feb 27, 2014
Singer and actor Clay Aiken is now officially making the switch to wear the hat of a North Carolina congressional candidate.

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.

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.

Gay Rights Group Backs Michaud in Maine’s Gov’s Race

By Alanna Durkin | Friday Jan 3, 2014
A governor’s race endorsement for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud by the group that successfully pushed for same-sex marriage in Maine drew a swift rebuke Thursday from independent Eliot Cutler.

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.