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First Lady campaigns for openly gay gubernatorial candidate in Maine

Saturday, October 4, 2014
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ORONO, Maine -- First lady Michelle Obama was in Maine on Friday stumping for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), who is seeking to unseat GOP Gov. Paul LePage in November. If victorious, Michaud would make history by becoming the first openly gay candidate ever elected governor of a state.

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Michaud poised to make history in Maine without the help of gay donors

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democratic candidate for governor, speaks at a rally after the Portland Pride Parade, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Portland, Maine.
U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud of Maine is poised to make history in November by becoming the first openly gay candidate ever elected governor of a state. But if victorious, Michaud -- who came out as gay last year -- will have gotten there with little help from the nation’s most elite LGBT donors and professional activists.

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Gay U.S. Congressman, gubernatorial candidate leads Maine pride parade

Saturday, June 21, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democratic candidate for governor, greets spectators at the Portland Pride Parade, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Portland, Maine.
PORTLAND, Maine -- 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 Saturday and urged activists to continue fighting to eliminate discrimination and promote equality. U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), who would become ...

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IOC pressured by All Out, U.S. lawmakers to ban anti-LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday came under increased pressure to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination and ensure future host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

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Gay rights group rebuked for endorsing gay U.S. rep in Maine governor’s race

Friday, January 3, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine)
AUGUSTA, Maine -- 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, who pointed out inconsistencies in the congressman's record when it comes to supporting gay rights during his time in the state Legislature.

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Gay Maine congressman: Coming out has been good

Sunday, November 10, 2013
Robert F. Bukaty, APU.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine)
PORTLAND, Maine -- When the intensely private U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud laid bare his private life and announced he's gay, one openly gay congressman joked that the Maine Democrat had never registered on his "gaydar."

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Advances in gay rights piling up, but battles still remain

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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NEW YORK -- In Maine, a congressman running for governor came out as gay. In Hawaii, lawmakers prepared for a vote to legalize same-sex marriage. And in the U.S. Senate, seven Republicans joined the Democrats in a landmark vote to ban workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

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U.S. Congressman, Maine candidate for governor announces he’s gay

Monday, November 4, 2013
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine)
PORTLAND, Maine -- A six-term congressman and former paper mill worker hoping to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage next year announced that he's gay - a response to what he called a "whisper campaign" by political opponents hoping to weaken his gubernatorial bid.

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