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

Friday, March 1, 2013
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... [ Read more → ]
Chuck Wolfe

Electing LGBT politicians changes the debate on LGBT rights

Monday, October 1, 2012
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... [ Read more → ]
David Pierce

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

Thursday, September 13, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

New report outlines sweeping inequalities facing LGBT Americans

Thursday, September 13, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
Dan Savage

‘It Gets Better’ producers turn lenses to LGBT politics

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
Al McAffrey

Oklahoma elects first openly gay state senator

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
Bruce Harris

NJ Governor nominates openly gay mayor to state Supreme Court

Monday, January 23, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
Krysten Sinema

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

Friday, January 6, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
Alex Morse

Holyoke, Massachusetts elects nation’s youngest gay mayor

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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. [ Read more → ]
Cicilline, left, and Wolfe (Image: Victory Fund)

Providence gay mayor claims victory in Democratic primary for Congress

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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. [ Read more → ]

Big night for LGBT candidates in GA elections

Thursday, December 3, 2009
[caption id="attachment_3494" align="alignleft" width="216" caption="Simone Bell"][/caption] Voters in Georgia have elected the first openly lesbian African-American state legislator in the U.S. In a runoff election on Dec. 1, Simone Bell was elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives. Simone has worked for more than... [ Read more → ]
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