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Gay Candidate Faces Criticism From Opposing Camps

By Kevin Freking | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
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.

Gay CA Controller Candidate in Tight Race

By Matthew S. Bajko | Thursday Jun 5, 2014
A gay candidate for California controller was holding on to a tentative lead for second place, according to unofficial returns Wednesday morning.

Clay Aiken Wins NC Dem Congressional Primary

Tuesday May 13, 2014
"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.

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

By Ben Nuckols | Thursday May 1, 2014
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.

A Breakdown of New England LGBT Candidates

By Joe Siegel | Tuesday Apr 29, 2014
A distinguished crop of LGBT candidates in New England is running for state and federal offices in 2014. Here is a breakdown of the candidates.

Phoenix’s High Five

By EDGE | Monday Apr 28, 2014
Don’t let your opinion of Arizona be swayed by SB 1026. On the ground you’ll find plenty of progressive legislators, community leaders and creative entrepreneurs who also happen to be members or allies of the LGBT community.

Openly Gay Councilmember to Run for DC Mayor

By Brett Zongker | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
District of Columbia Councilmember David Catania is filing paperwork to run for mayor as an independent in the midst of a fundraising scandal involving Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign.

Out Dutch Politicians Campaign on Grindr

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Mar 6, 2014
Two out politicians from Amsterdam have taken their campaigns to a new level: they have created profiles on the popular gay hookup app, Grindr.

Arizona State Senator Comes Out as Gay

Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
A veteran Arizona legislator who is running for the open U.S. House seat being vacated by the retirement of Rep. Ed Pastor told reporters Wednesday that he is gay.

Chattanooga Councilman Challenges Tennessee’s Recall Law

Monday Feb 24, 2014
A Chattanooga city councilman has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s recall statute after he says citizens petitioned to remove him from office because he is gay.