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LOOK: This Politician's 'Throwback Thursday' Photo Might Break The Internet

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Everyone loves a Throwback Thursday photo. But when it's a photo like the one that Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims shared today, people straight up lose ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Meet The First Openly Gay Man Elected To Idaho's House Of Representatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices

While Election Day brought bad news for many Democrats, there was a big win for LGBT equality in the deeply red state of Idaho. Democrat John McCrosit...

Gays Are 'Not Qualified To Hold Public Office,' According To This Pundit

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer minced few words when it came to expressing his stance on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT...

Michelangelo Signorile

Gay Congressman: ENDA Religious Exemption Will Go, Obama Is 'Leading Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Openly gay Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) weighed in on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), at the center of controversy since major LGBT g...

GOP House Candidate May Have Violated Campaign Finance Laws

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei may have violated campaign finance laws during his 2012 bid for Congress, according to ...

Why This Gay Politician Is A Game-Changer

Agence France Presse | Marie Sanz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A Peruvian politician has announced he is gay -- a first in one of Latin America's most conservative countries.He is Carlos Bruce, a 57-year-old membe...

Happy President's Day: 7 Politicians Who've Faced Gay Rumors

Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Throughout the course of American history, those involved in our country's political sphere have consistently faced rumors, speculation and scrutiny a...

20 Of The Most Compelling Queer People Of 2013

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

As we mark the end of 2013, it is important to reflect back on some of the most prominent contributions by members of the queer community this year th...

Meet Luxembourg's First Gay Prime Minister

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Gay Voices

LUXEMBOURG, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Luxembourg swore in Xavier Bettel as its first openly gay prime minister on Wednesday, paving the way for the introduc...

Hawaii Senators Promise Easy Vote On Same-Sex Marriage

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

Same-sex marriage legislation is expected to smoothly pass the Hawaii Legislature Tuesday and head to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his expected signature...

Hawaii Same-Sex Marriage Bill Just Days Away From Passage

Civil Beat | Chad Blair and Nathan Eagle | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

Eager to avoid the loud and lengthy protests over same-sex marriage that disrupted the Hawaii House of Representatives this week, the state Senate may...

Gay Lawmaker Speaks Out On Why She Voted Against Marriage Equality Bill

Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

Openly gay Hawaii State Representative Jo Jordan made headlines this week when she voted against the Hawaii same-sex marriage bill. According to the G...

Meet The Man Who Could Become His Nation's First Gay Mayor

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.15.2013 | Gay Voices

A 43-year-old man is to become the first openly gay candidate to stand for office in Turkey, local media said Saturday.Can Cavusoglu announced he woul...

Cory Booker: 'Some Part Of Me Thinks It's Wonderful' People Think I'm Gay

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, NJ, is speaking out about gay rumors in a new Washington Post profile. Booker, who recently won the Democratic primar...

The Man Who Paved The Way For Harvey Milk Passes Away

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices

The first openly gay man to run for political office, Jose Julio Sarria, passed away today, August 19, at the age of 90. Sarria, who was more wide...

Historic Senate Vote Appoints Four Gay Ambassadors

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

In a groundbreaking decision by the U.S. Senate, four openly gay Americans were appointed as ambassadors during a voice vote Aug. 1 with no opposition...

Openly Gay Nominees Clear Senate With No Opposition

BuzzFeed | Chris Geidner | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Being an out gay nominee for appointed office isn’t the controversy it used to be....

Meet Mexico's First Openly Gay Mayor

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's first openly gay elected mayor is set to take office in a rough part of Zacatecas state known for cowboy boots, embossed ...

Gay Congressman Makes History

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), an openly gay representative, made history on Capitol Hill Thursday when he announced that he'd been able to secure a congre...

Gay Lawmaker Describes Coming Out During Floor Speech

Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson (D) surprised some of his colleagues last week, when he took to the Senate floor during a late night debate about a ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Tammy Baldwin Addresses GOP Senator's Gay Marriage Reversal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who in 2012 became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, says she spent a full day in...

LOOK: Newspaper Defends Running Lawmaker's Gay Kiss On Front Page

Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A photograph of Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino is the subject of local debate. The shot, which appeared in The Denver Post, shows Ferrandi...

Ex-Polish President's Anti-Gay Remarks Prompt Emphasis On LGBT Lawmakers

AP | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's first gay and transgender lawmakers will sit on the front bench in Parliament this week in reaction to hostile remarks by f...

Michelangelo Signorile

Gay California Congressman Is 'Optimistic' Obama Will File Prop 8 Brief

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices

With less than a day before the deadline runs out, openly gay Congressman Mark Takano again urged President Obama to file an amicus brief with the U.S...

Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon, James Buchanan And Other Famous Figures Rumored To Be Queer

Posted 04.20.2013 | Gay Voices

President Obama was dubbed "the first gay president" by Newsweek in May 2012 for his continued -- and very visible -- support of lesbian, gay, bisexua...