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Where’s the ‘B’ in national LGBTQ organizations?

| Friday, March 1, 2013
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Given the overwhelming evidence in the past few years showing that bisexual persons exist in greater numbers than the combined gay male, lesbian and transgender populations, we must ask whether some of the national queer organizations that send out donation requests demanding that we “demand equality for everyone” are themselves paying attention to the particular needs of bisexual folks, not merely as lip service, not just as an afterthought, but in any sort of tangible way. Noting that none of the following 10 national organizations includes the word “bisexual” or even the letter “B” in its name, I called and emailed media representatives of these groups about their bisexual policies and leadership for this report...

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Electing LGBT politicians changes the debate on LGBT rights

| Monday, October 1, 2012
Chuck Wolfe
LGBT office holders are our clearest and most convincing champions for true equality. As leaders in government, they become the face and voice of our community. They challenge the lies of extremists and speak authentically about themselves, their families and our community. One of the most effective organizations working to achieve that goal is the Victory Fund, a nonpartisan organization that helps LGBT leaders win elections and then serve effectively...

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New Hampshire gay lawmaker wins state Senate primary, Delaware candidates advance

| Thursday, September 13, 2012
David Pierce
Openly gay New Hampshire State Rep. David Pierce was victorious Tuesday in his Democratic primary for the state senate, and he faces no opponent this November.

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New report outlines sweeping inequalities facing LGBT Americans

| Thursday, September 13, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- With the presidential election a mere two months away, the stakes are high for the estimated nine million LGBT Americans whose daily lives are limited by a lack of federal protections, and according to a new publication, most LGBT Americans live in a two-tier system where they must navigate conflicting state laws with the federal government’s refusal to offer the most basic securities, such as employment non-discrimination and anti-bullying protections.

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‘It Gets Better’ producers turn lenses to LGBT politics

| Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Dan Savage
Dan Savage and the producing team behind the “It Gets Better” documentary specials for MTV and Logo have announced a new project that will examine openly LGBT political candidates and how they prepare to run for office.

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Oklahoma elects first openly gay state senator

| Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Al McAffrey
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahoma state Rep. Al McAffrey, was elected to the state Senate in a special election on Tuesday, becoming the first openly gay Oklahoma state senator.

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NJ Governor nominates openly gay mayor to state Supreme Court

| Monday, January 23, 2012
Bruce Harris
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Monday nominated Bruce Harris, an openly gay African-American Republican mayor, to the state's Supreme Court.

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Openly bisexual Arizona state Senator announces bid for U.S. Congress

| Friday, January 6, 2012
Krysten Sinema
PHOENIX -- Openly bisexual Arizona state Senator Kyrsten Sinema has announced she's resigning her Senate seat to launch a campaign for U.S. House, representing Arizona's newly drafted Ninth Congressional District.

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Holyoke, Massachusetts elects nation’s youngest gay mayor

| Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Alex Morse
HOLYOKE, Mass. -- Alex Morse, a 22-year-old graduate of Brown University, has just been elected mayor of Holyoke, Mass., a city of nearly 40,000 residents near Springfield.

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Providence gay mayor claims victory in Democratic primary for Congress

| Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Cicilline, left, and Wolfe (Image: Victory Fund)
David Cicilline, the openly gay mayor of Providence, won the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's Rhode Island congressional race. He's vying to replace Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), to represent the state's 1st Congressional District.

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