Topics :: GLBT politicians

White House LGBT Liaison to Depart Obama Administration

By Justin Snow | Sunday Sep 7, 2014
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

By Justin Snow | Friday Aug 1, 2014
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

By John Riley | Monday Jul 28, 2014
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund is backing Scott Simpson, a professional civil rights advocate, over another gay candidate.

Lateefah Williams Enters AG Race

By John Riley | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
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

By Kevin Freking | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
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

By John Riley | Saturday Jun 28, 2014
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

By John Riley | Friday Jun 20, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 16, 2014
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.

Gay D.C. Council Candidate Receives Possible Threat, Harrassment

By John Riley | Saturday Jun 7, 2014
An openly gay candidate for the D.C. Council has received a menacing letter filled with derogatory terms and a possible threat in his home mailbox and has been attacked by a fellow D.C. resident on Twitter.

Mizeur Runs as Most Liberal Md. Candidate

Thursday May 29, 2014
Del. Heather Mizeur, who would become Maryland’s first female governor and the nation’s first openly gay one if elected, is campaigning as the most liberal candidate in the state’s Democratic primary.