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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.

Out Okla. State Senator Runs for Congress

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Oklahoma’s first openly gay state senator announced this week that he will be running for the 5th District Congressional seat.

Trans Candidate to Challenge Gay Md. State Senator

Thursday Jan 30, 2014
A transgender candidate has announced she will run against an openly gay state senator in Montgomery County, Md., in the Democratic primary.

EDGE 10.0: The Decade in Politics

By Steve Weinstein | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
In celebration of our tenth anniversary EDGE is proud to launch "EDGE 10.0: The Decade in," a retrospective series of features examining the past ten years of headlines, personalities, trends, arts, parties, etc... We kick off the series with politics.

NY Dem Rep. Maloney to Marry Long-Time Partner

By Henry C. Jackson | Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
Freshman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney plans to marry his long-time partner, who proposed over Christmas.

Gay Rights Group Backs Michaud in Maine’s Gov’s Race

By Alanna Durkin | Friday Jan 3, 2014
A governor’s race endorsement for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud by the group that successfully pushed for same-sex marriage in Maine drew a swift rebuke Thursday from independent Eliot Cutler.

Gay Councilmember to Seek 5th Term on DC Council

Monday Dec 9, 2013
Democrat Jim Graham will seek a fifth term on the D.C. Council.