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Openly Trans Roem, Other New Virginia Lawmakers Have Little Luck Making Laws

By Alan Suderman and Sarah Rankin | Feb 16
Democrats from around the country cheered last year when a bumper crop of new candidates in Virginia surpassed all expectations, winning 15 seats previously held by Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Record Number of Lesbians Seek CA Legislative Seats

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 20
While the 11 LGBT candidates known to be running for state legislative seats in California this year is six fewer than the high seen in 2012, a record number of lesbians will be on the June primary ballot seeking Assembly or Senate seats.

Tex Man to Run for Office After Previously Suing for Marriage Equaility

By Ryan Lynch | Dec 30
Lawyer Mark Phariss was one of four people who sued the state in 2014 after it declared same-sex marriage unconstitutional in 2013, according to PinkNews. He now will run for a Texas senate seat in the 8th district.

Transgender Nurse Eyes CA Governorship

By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 30
Buoyed by the historic wins last month of transgender candidates across the country, Veronika Fimbres is aiming to become the first transgender governor of California.

Trans Lawmaker Danica Roem Wows SF LGBT Crowd

By Cynthia Laird | Dec 17
Danica Roem, the transgender woman who made history last month when she defeated an anti-LGBT state lawmaker in her race for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, received an exuberant welcome.

Openly Gay Florida State Rep Running for Congress

By Jose Cassola | Dec 16
Five years ago, David Richardson was the first openly gay state representative elected in Florida. Now the elected official is looking to become the first openly gay Congressman in the Southeast.

Out Pol Mark Leno to Run for SF Mayor in June

By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 16
The sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee Tuesday in the middle of his second term scrambles the plans of those who were seeking to replace him, including the man seeking to become San Francisco's first LGBT mayor.

Married Lesbian Seeks South Florida U.S. House Seat

By John McDonald | Oct 14
Lauren Baer has a chance to make history. If elected next fall, Baer would become the first Congresswoman in a same-sex marriage.

Trans Democrat Fights Back Against Transphobia: 'This Is Just Who I Am'

By Brittany Ferrendi | Oct 8
A woman running for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates is on the receiving end of transphobic comments - but she won't just sit and take it.

Gay Florida Candidate Targeted by Ku Klux Klan

By Brittany Ferrendi | Sep 10
"We know where you live faggot. We are going to win. Quit now. When you girls least expect it, we will be here for a nice visit."

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