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Jeb Bush Taps Out Gay Man to Head 2016 Campaign Communications

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 21
Presidential wannabe Jeb Bush announced his plan to name an openly gay man to head his communications team when he mounts a run for the presidency in 2016.

Lesbian Annise Parker Voted Best Mayor in U.S., 7th Best in World

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 4
Out lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker has been voted top mayor in the U.S., and seventh best mayor in the entire world, reports the City Mayors Foundation.

Death Threats for Lesbian Lawmaker Who Threatens to Expose Affairs

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 30
An openly lesbian legislator has been receiving death threats in the past few days, after she threatened to expose the extramarital affairs of her colleagues who opposed gay marriage.

Legislators Urge HHS Secretary to Reassess Blood Donation Policy

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
Legislators have asked HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to review their outdated blood donation policy.

Gay Group to March in NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

NATIONAL | By Jim Fitzgerald | Sep 3
A gay group will march under its own banner for the first time in the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade, organizers said Wednesday.

Where 'Gay American' Jim McGreevey Is, 10 Years On

POLITICS | By Geoff Mulvihill | Aug 10
Ten years after he announced that he was a "gay American" and would resign from office after a scandal-plagued stint as New Jersey governor, Jim McGreevey is back in government, this time mostly as an evangelist for prison reform.

Lesbian Councilwoman Target of Constant Hate Speech

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 9
Richmond, California's Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, the city's first openly lesbian councilwoman, has faced constant hate speech since she was elected to her position four years ago in 2010.

New York’s First Openly Gay Congressman Gets Married

LOCAL | Jun 23
Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney exchanged vows Saturday with Randy Gene Florke at the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands in Cold Spring.

Openly Gay Governor Candidate Leads Pride Parade

LOCAL | By Alanna Durkin | Jun 21
A Democratic candidate who reluctantly came out of the closet last year found himself serving as the grand marshal of Maine’s biggest gay pride parade and festival.

Nevada GOP Picks First Trans Republican Candidate in U.S. History

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 13
The Nevada State Republican party has made history by tapping military veteran and transgender woman Lauren Scott to run against a Democract in Nevada Assembly District 30.

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