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Where 'Gay American' Jim McGreevey Is, 10 Years On

By Geoff Mulvihill | Sunday Aug 10, 2014
Ten years after he announced that he was a "gay American" and would resign from office after a scandal-plagued stint as New Jersey governor, Jim McGreevey is back in government, this time mostly as an evangelist for prison reform.

Lesbian Councilwoman Target of Constant Hate Speech

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Richmond, California's Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, the city's first openly lesbian councilwoman, has faced constant hate speech since she was elected to her position four years ago in 2010.

New York’s First Openly Gay Congressman Gets Married

Monday Jun 23, 2014
Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney exchanged vows Saturday with Randy Gene Florke at the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands in Cold Spring.

Openly Gay Governor Candidate Leads Pride Parade

By Alanna Durkin | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
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.

Nevada GOP Picks First Trans Republican Candidate in U.S. History

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jun 13, 2014
The Nevada State Republican party has made history by tapping military veteran and transgender woman Lauren Scott to run against a Democract in Nevada Assembly District 30.

Young, Hispanic and Gay: Long Beach’s New Mayor Makes History

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jun 6, 2014
New Long Beach, Calif., Mayor Robert Garcia makes history as the city’s first gay and Hispanic mayor.

State Police Raid Office Of Openly Gay R.I. House Speaker

Friday Mar 21, 2014
Law enforcement officials raided the office of House Speaker Gordon Fox on Friday as part of an investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office, the FBI, IRS and state police.

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.

NARAL Pro-Choice Honors Philly’s State Rep. Brian Sims

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 3, 2014
Philadelphia State. Rep. Brian Sims will be honored by NARAL Pro-Choice America with a national "Champion of Choice" award for his strong stance on women’s rights.

Gay Va. Senator Introduces Legislation to Repeal Marriage Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin has introduced legislation to repeal the state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.