These candidates are promoted as progressives and sold as such to LGBT and progressive donors, disingenuously using their queerness during Democratic primaries as a way to give them street cred with progressives while their records and intentions are otherwise.
While Karger looks every bit the presidential candidate, with horn-rimmed glassesand that infectious smile, he's not exactly Mitt Romney. For starters, he's never held public office. He's also an out gay man.
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has announced its list of "10 Races to Watch" for 2011. Each of the openly gay and lesbian candidates on the list faces a general election Nov. 8. These are exciting and, in some cases, even historic races.