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Gay Rep. Mark Pocan Girds for Trump

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 19
This Friday when President-elect Donald Trump is taking his oath of office outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., gay Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) will be volunteering at a food pantry in the city of Verona.

Gay Candidate Faces Criticism From Opposing Camps

By Kevin Freking | Jul 15
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.

Out Politician Attacked With Acid at Vienna Pride

By Jason St. Amand | Jun 16
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.

Candidate Aiken Says People See Him Differently

May 20
Congressional candidate Clay Aiken says voters in North Carolina are getting a different look at him from his "American Idol" background.

Obama Nominates Gay Man to Be Ambassador to Vietnam

By Winnie McCroy | May 17
President Barack Obama has reportedly nominated a gay man to serve as the new ambassador to the country of Vietnam.

Clay Aiken Wins NC Dem Congressional Primary

May 13
"American Idol" singer Clay Aiken won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat according to a final, unofficial vote count that was posted Tuesday, a day after the accidental death of his closest rival.

Primary Featuring Clay Aiken too Close to Call

By Emery P. Dalesio | May 7
The Democratic congressional primary race between former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and textile entrepreneur Keith Crisco remained very close and without a clear winner.

DC Council Member David Catania Confident He’ll Win Mayoral Race

By Ben Nuckols | May 1
Conventional wisdom dictates that David Catania is an underdog in the race for mayor of Washington. He is white, a former Republican and openly gay in a city that has only elected African-American Democrats to its top local office.

Democrat Clay Aiken Goes for GOP-Heavy House District

By Emery P. Dalesio | Apr 27
Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn’t have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn’t mean voters in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District will send the "American Idol" star to Washington to represent them in Congress.

Lawmaker Tells Openly Gay Ariz. Senator to ’Act More Gay’

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 3
Nearly a month after Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo (D) made headlines for coming out as gay, Arizona state Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) told Gallardo to "act more gay" in a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, because she questioned his sexuality.

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