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LGBTQ Politicians
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)

in alphabetical order

  Paula Aboud — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Democrat. School teacher; athletic coach; real estate agent; property manager; member of Arizona state senate 28th District, 2006-; appointed 2006. Female. Lesbian. Still living as of 2006.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Roberta Achtenberg (b. 1950) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born July 20, 1950. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for California state assembly, 1988; Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1993-95; first openly gay person to be confirmed for appointment by the U.S. Senate; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1995; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000. Female. Jewish. Member, National Lawyers Guild; Lesbian. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Married to David Chavkin (divorced).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Jane Addams (1860-1935) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Cedarville, Stephenson County, Ill., September 6, 1860. Progressive. Social worker; sociologist; lecturer; suffragette; pacifist; delegate to Progressive National Convention from Illinois, 1912; candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924; received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. Female. Presbyterian or Unitarian. English ancestry. Lesbian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Civil Liberties Union; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; NAACP. Died, from cancer, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 21, 1935 (age 74 years, 257 days). Interment at Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Ill.
  Relatives: Daughter of Sarah (Weber) Addams (1817-1863) and John Huy Addams; aunt of Anna Marcet Haldeman (1887-1941; who married Emanuel Julius (1889-1951)); grandniece of William Addams.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Jane Addams (built 1942, sold 1947) was named for her.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Susan Allen (b. 1963) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born March 27, 1963. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 2012-16 (District 61-B 2012, District 62-B 2013-16). Female. Episcopalian. American Indian ancestry. Lesbian. Still living as of 2016.
  See also Wikipedia article — Minnesota Legislator record
  Tom R. Ammiano (b. 1941) — also known as Tom Ammiano — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Montclair, Essex County, N.J., December 15, 1941. Democrat. School teacher; movie stuntman; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1999, 2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000; member of California state assembly 13th District, 2009. Gay. Still living as of 2009.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile
  Sheldon Andelson (1931-1987) — of Bel Air, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 5, 1931. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; real estate investor; member, University of California Board of Regents, 1980-86; member, Arrangements Committee, Democratic National Convention, 1984. Jewish. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; Gay. Died, from AIDS complications, in Bel Air, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 29, 1987 (age 56 years, 299 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Cal Anderson (1948-1995) — of Washington. Born May 2, 1948. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1984; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1987-95; member of Washington state senate, 1995; died in office 1995. Gay. First openly gay member of the Washington state legislature. Died from complications of AIDS, August 4, 1995 (age 47 years, 94 days). Burial location unknown.
  Toni G. Atkins (b. 1962) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Wythe County, Va., August 1, 1962. Democrat. Mayor of San Diego, Calif., 2005; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008. Female. Lesbian. Still living as of 2008.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Tammy Baldwin (b. 1962) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., February 11, 1962. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1993-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1999-. Female. Lesbian. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Jarrett Barrios — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1999-2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000; elected Massachusetts state senate Middlesex, Suffolk & Essex District 2002. Gay. Still living as of 2002.
  Terry Joan Baum (b. 1946) — also known as Terry Baum — of San Francisco, Calif. Born November 27, 1946. Green. Playwright; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 2004; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 2011. Female. Lesbian. Still living as of 2011.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert Edmund Bauman (b. 1937) — also known as Robert E. Bauman — of Easton, Talbot County, Md. Born in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., April 4, 1937. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1964, 1972 (alternate); member of Maryland state senate, 1971-73; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1973-81; defeated, 1971, 1980. Catholic. Member, Young Americans for Freedom; American Bar Association; Elks; Humane Society; Jaycees; Izaak Walton League; Gay. Pleaded guilty in 1980 to a sex-solicitation charge. Still living as of 1998.
  Relatives: Son of John Carl Bauman and Florence (House) Bauman; married, November 19, 1960, to Carol Gene Dawson (annulled).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Jackie Biskupski — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Democrat. Member of Utah state house of representatives 30th District, 1999-2011; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2000. Polish ancestry. Member, Sierra Club; American Civil Liberties Union; Lesbian. Still living as of 2011.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg (b. 1982) — also known as Pete Buttigieg; "Mayor Pete" — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., January 19, 1982. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; candidate for Indiana state treasurer, 2010; mayor of South Bend, Ind., 2012-19; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 2020; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2020 (delegation chair); U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 2021-. Gay. First openly gay U.S. cabinet member. Still living as of 2021.
  Relatives: Married to Chasten Glezman.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Renee Vera Cafiero (b. 1943) — also known as Renee Vera Pachter — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., October 3, 1943. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972. Female. Deist. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; Common Cause; Lesbian. Still living as of 1993.
  Relatives: Daughter of Henry M. Pachter and Hedwig (Rösler) Pachter; married 1961 to Arthur D. Cafiero (divorced).
  Marilyn Chambers (1952-2009) — also known as Marilyn Ann Briggs; Evelyn Lang; Marilyn Chambers Taylor — Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., April 22, 1952. Model; Actress in pornographic movies; gun dealer; Personal Choice candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2004. Female. Bisexual. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage and an aneurysm, in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 12, 2009 (age 56 years, 355 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  David N. Cicilline (b. 1961) — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., July 15, 1961. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives 4th District, 1995-2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012; mayor of Providence, R.I., 2003-11; member of Democratic National Committee from Rhode Island, 2008. Italian and Jewish ancestry. Gay. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of John F. 'Jack' Cicilline and Sabra Cicilline.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Corey Corbin (born c.1970) — of Sandown, Rockingham County, N.H. Born about 1970. Member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 2001-. Gay. Still living as of 2003.
  Brian J. Coyle (1944-1991) — of Moorhead, Clay County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., June 25, 1944. College instructor; in 1968, he was indicted and tried for his refusal to comply with the military draft, but was acquitted as a conscientious objector; Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1978; candidate for mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1979; president, Minneapolis city council. Gay. One of Minnesota's first openly-gay politicians. Died, from AIDS-related complications, August 23, 1991 (age 47 years, 59 days). Burial location unknown.
  D. Scott Dibble — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Democrat. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 60-B, 2001-02; member of Minnesota state senate, 2003-16 (60th District 2003-12, 61st District 2013-16); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2004. Gay. Still living as of 2016.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Marc S. Dickerman — of Broward County, Fla. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000. Gay. Still living as of 2005.
  Ellis Loring Dresel (1865-1925) — also known as Ellis L. Dresel — Born in 1865. Lawyer; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Germany, 1921-22. Gay. Died of cancer, September 19, 1925 (age about 60 years). Interment at Beverly Central Cemetery, Beverly, Mass.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Thomas K. Duane (b. 1955) — also known as Tom Duane — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., 1955. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000, 2008; member, Rules Committee, 1988; Presidential Elector for New York, 1992; member of New York state senate 29th District, 1999-. Gay. Still living as of 2008.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile
  Bevan Dufty (b. 1955) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born February 27, 1955. Democrat. Legislative assistant to Rep. Shirley Chisholm and later to Julian Dixon; aide to Mayor Willie Brown; member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 2002-11; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 2011. Jewish. Gay. Still living as of 2011.
  Relatives: Son of William Dufty (1916-2002; writer) and Maely Bartholomew.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Theodore Frelinghuysen Dwight (1846-1917) — also known as Theodore F. Dwight — of Washington, D.C.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., June 11, 1846. Librarian; director, Boston Public Library, 1892-94; U.S. Consular Agent in Vevey, 1904-14. Bisexual. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 3, 1917 (age 70 years, 237 days). Interment at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Almon Dwight (born 1814) and Cyria (White) Dwight (1817-1897); married, November 5, 1895, to Sally Pickman Loring (1859-1913; daughter of George Bailey Loring (1817-1891)); father of Lawrence Dwight (1896-1918; Lieut., U.S. Army; died of pneumonia at Brest, France, during World War I).
  Political families: Otis family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Pike family of Lubec, Maine; Adams-Baldwin-Otis family of Boston, Massachusetts; Crowninshield-Adams family of Savannah, Georgia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard C. Failla (1940-1993) — of New York. Born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., 1940. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1988-93; died in office 1993. Gay. Died, from complications of AIDS, in St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 11, 1993 (age about 52 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Patrick Flaherty — of Coventry, Tolland County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1993-. Gay. Still living as of 2002.
  Mark Adam Foley (b. 1954) — also known as Mark A. Foley — of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., September 8, 1954. Republican. Real estate agent; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1990-92; defeated, 1986; member of Florida state senate, 1993-94; U.S. Representative from Florida 16th District, 1995-2006; resigned 2006. Catholic. Gay. Forced to resign in September, 2006, over sexually explicit messages he had sent to teenage Congressional pages; no criminal charges were filed. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (1919-1990) — also known as Malcolm S. Forbes — of Far Hills, Somerset County, N.J. Born in Englewood, Bergen County, N.J., August 19, 1919. Republican. Member of New Jersey state senate from Somerset County, 1952-58; resigned 1958; Republican candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1953 (primary), 1957; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1960. Scottish ancestry. Member, Phi Kappa Tau; Gay. Founder and publisher of Forbes magazine. Died in Far Hills, Somerset County, N.J., February 24, 1990 (age 70 years, 189 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forbes Monument, Laucala, Fiji.
  Relatives: Married, September 21, 1945, to Roberta Remsen Laidlaw (divorced 1985); father of Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Jr. (1947-).
  Epitaph: "While Alive, He Lived."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gordon D. Fox — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Democrat. Lawyer; nightclub owner; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives 4th District, 1993-; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 2010-; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 2004; member, Platform Committee, 2008. Irish and Cape Verdean ancestry. Gay. Still living as of 2012.
  Barney Frank (b. 1940) — of Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Bayonne, Hudson County, N.J., March 31, 1940. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1973-80; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1981-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Jewish. Gay. Admitted in 1990 to having paid Stephen L. Gobie, a male prostitute, for sex, subsequently hiring Gobie as his personal assistant, and getting 33 parking tickets dismissed for him; Gobie also used the congressman's apartment for prostitution. A move to expel Frank from the House of Representatives failed on a 38 to 390 vote; a motion to censure him failed 141-287; finally, the House voted to reprimand him by a vote of 408 to 18. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Barney Frank: Stuart Weisberg, Barney Frank: The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman — Peter Bollen, Frank Talk: The Wit and Wisdom of Barney Frank
  Jennifer Lauren Gale (1960-2008) — also known as Jennifer L. Gale — of Austin, Travis County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., 1960. Democrat. Candidate for mayor of Austin, Tex., 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 2002; candidate for mayor of Dallas, Tex., 2007. Female. Transgender. Found dead outside First English Lutheran Church, Austin, Travis County, Tex., December 17, 2008 (age about 48 years). Cremated.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Neil Giuliano Neil Giuliano — of Tempe, Maricopa County, Ariz. Mayor of Tempe, Ariz., 1994-2004. Gay. Still living as of 2004.
  Image source: City of Tempe
  Deborah J. Glick — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1991-2001 (61st District 1991-92, 66th District 1993-2001); Presidential Elector for New York, 1996; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000, 2008. Female. Jewish. Member, National Organization for Women; Lesbian. Still living as of 2008.
  Jackie Goldberg — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. School teacher; member of California state assembly 45th District, 2001-. Female. Lesbian. Member, American Federation of Teachers. Still living as of 2002.
  Jim Graham — of Washington, D.C. Democrat. Lawyer; executive director, Whitman-Walker Clinic, 1984-98; member, Washington, D.C. City Council, 1999-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 2000. Gay. Still living as of 2006.
  Steven Craig Gunderson (b. 1951) — also known as Steve Gunderson — of Osseo, Trempealeau County, Wis. Born in Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis., May 10, 1951. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1975-79; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1981-97. Lutheran. Member, Lions; Gay. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Reed Gusciora (b. 1960) — of Princeton, Mercer County, N.J.; Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Passaic, Passaic County, N.J., March 27, 1960. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly 15th District, 1996-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 2000. Gay. Still living as of 2016.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Teresa Gutierrez (b. 1951) — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y. Born January 6, 1951. Socialist. Workers World candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2004. Female. Hispanic ancestry. Lesbian. Still living as of 2004.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Richard A. Heyman (c.1935-1994) — of Key West, Monroe County, Fla. Born about 1935. Mayor of Key West, Fla., 1983-85, 1987-89. Gay. One of the first openly gay public officials. Died of AIDS-related pneumonia, September 16, 1994 (age about 59 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Jon Clifton Hinson (1942-1995) — also known as Jon Hinson — of Mississippi. Born in Tylertown, Walthall County, Miss., March 16, 1942. Republican. U.S. Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 1979-81; resigned 1981. Gay. Resigned from Congress in 1981 after being arrested in a men's restroom and charged with oral sodomy. After leaving politics, became a gay rights activist. Died, from acquired immune deficiency syndrome, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., July 21, 1995 (age 53 years, 127 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Catherwood Hormel (b. 1933) — also known as James C. Hormel — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in 1933. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996; U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1999-2001. Gay. Still living as of 2001.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Michael Huffington (b. 1947) — of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., September 3, 1947. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 22nd District, 1993-95; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1994; philanthropist. Episcopalian. Bisexual. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Roy Michael Huffington (1917-2008) and Celeste Phyllis (Gough) Huffington; married, April 12, 1986, to Arianna Stasinopoulos.
  Political family: Huffington family of Santa Barbara, California.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Helen Huntington Hull (1893-1976) — also known as Helen Dinsmore Huntington; Helen Huntington Astor; Mrs. Lytle Hull — of Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 9, 1893. Republican. Philanthropist; benefactor of musical institutions in New York and the Hudson Valley; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924. Female. Episcopalian. Bisexual. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 11, 1976 (age 83 years, 246 days). Interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Helen Gray (Dinsmore) Huntington (1868-1942) and Robert Palmer Huntington (1869-1949); married, April 30, 1914, to William Vincent Astor (1891-1959; divorced 1940; first cousin once removed of William Waldorf Astor); married, April 15, 1941, to Lytle Hull (1882-1958); great-granddaughter of Elisha Mills Huntington; great-grandniece of Nathaniel Huntington and James Huntington; third great-grandniece of Samuel Huntington; first cousin four times removed of Samuel H. Huntington (1765-1817); first cousin six times removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin five times removed of Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; third cousin once removed of William Barret Ridgely.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cheryl Ann Jacques — also known as Cheryl Jacques — of Needham, Norfolk County, Mass. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex District, 1993-. Female. Lesbian. Still living as of 2002.
  Kevin James (b. 1963) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in 1963. Republican. Lawyer; radio show host; candidate in primary for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 2013. Gay. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Barbara Charline Jordan (1936-1996) — also known as Barbara Jordan — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., February 21, 1936. Democrat. Member of Texas state senate, 1967; U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1973-79; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1988. Female. African ancestry. Lesbian. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1990; received the Spingarn Medal in 1992, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. Died of leukemia and multiple sclerosis, January 17, 1996 (age 59 years, 330 days). Interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Books about Barbara Jordan: Mary Beth Rogers, Barbara Jordan : American Hero — Ann Fears Crawford, Barbara Jordan : Breaking the Barriers (for young readers)
  Christine T. Kehoe — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 49th District, 1998; member of California state assembly 76th District, 2001-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008. Female. Lesbian. Member, Sierra Club; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2008.
  Christopher C. Kolb — also known as Chris Kolb — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1996, 1998; member of Michigan state house of representatives 53rd District, 2001-06. Gay. Still living as of 2020.
  See also Wikipedia article
  James Thomas Kolbe (b. 1942) — also known as Jim Kolbe — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz.; Bisbee, Cochise County, Ariz. Born in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., June 28, 1942. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War; member of Arizona state senate 14th District, 1977-82; U.S. Representative from Arizona, 1985-2007 (5th District 1985-2003, 8th District 2003-07); defeated, 1982. Methodist. Gay. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Sheila James Kuehl (b. 1941) — also known as Sheila J. Kuehl — of California. Born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., February 9, 1941. Democrat. Professional actress in 1950-67, best known for her role as "Zelda Gilroy" in the 1959-63 television comedy series "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis".; lawyer; member of California state assembly 41st District, 1992-2000; member of California state senate 23rd District, 2000-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000. Female. Lesbian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Nancy Jane Kulp (1921-1991) — also known as Nancy Kulp; "Slim" — of Pennsylvania. Born in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., August 28, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy WAVES during World War II; professional actress, best known for her role as "Jane Hathaway"in the 1962-71 television comedy series "The Beverly Hillbillies".; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1984. Female. Bisexual. Died, of cancer, in Palm Desert, Riverside County, Calif., February 3, 1991 (age 69 years, 159 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, Pa.
  Relatives: Married 1951 to Charles Dacus (divorced 1961).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Susan Marian Leal (b. 1949) — also known as Susan Leal — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., October 11, 1949. Democrat. Lawyer; Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 1993-97; Treasurer of San Francisco, 1997-2003; General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, 2003-09; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004. Female. Mexican ancestry. Lesbian. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Daughter of Raymond Leal and Louise Leal.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Books by Susan Leal: Running Out of Water : The Looming Crisis and Solutions to Conserve Our Most Precious Resource, with Peter Rogers (2010)
  Richard Stuart Madaleno, Jr. (b. 1965) — also known as Richard S. Madaleno, Jr. — of Montgomery County, Md. Born in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla., June 16, 1965. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates District 18, 2003-; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 2012. Unitarian. Gay. Still living as of 2012.
  Liz Malia — of Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 2001-. Female. Lesbian. Still living as of 2002.
  Sean Patrick Maloney (b. 1966) — of Cold Spring, Putnam County, N.Y. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, July 30, 1966. Democrat. Lawyer; staff secretary for President Bill Clinton, 1997-2000; candidate in primary for New York state attorney general, 2006; first deputy secretary to Gov. Eliot Spitzer, 2007-08; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 2013-. Irish ancestry. Gay. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Married, June 21, 2014, to Randy Florke.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Evelyn Mantilla — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives 4th District, 2002. Female. Hispanic ancestry. Lesbian. Still living as of 2002.
  Glen Maxey — of Wellborn, Brazos County, Tex.; Austin, Travis County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Texas state house of representatives, 2002. Gay. Still living as of 2008.
  Steve May — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Republican. Member of Arizona state house of representatives, 2002. Gay. Still living as of 2002.
  James Edward McGreevey (b. 1957) — also known as Jim McGreevey — of Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, N.J.; Plainfield, Union County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., August 6, 1957. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly 19th District, 1990-91; member of New Jersey state senate 19th District, 1994-97; Governor of New Jersey, 2002-04; defeated, 1997; resigned 2004; mayor of Woodbridge Township, N.J.; elected 1999; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000, 2004. Catholic; later Episcopalian. Irish ancestry. Gay. Announced his resignation as governor in 2004 after acknowledging a homosexual affair with his homeland security advisor. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of John P. McGreevey; married 1991 to Karen Joan 'Kari' Schutz (divorced 1997); married, October 7, 2000, to Dina Matos (1966-).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by James E. McGreevey: The Confession (2006)
  Critical books about James E. McGreevey: Dina Matos McGreevey, Silent Partner : A Memoir of My Marriage
  Larry McKeon — of Illinois. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 2002. Gay. Still living as of 2002.
  Stewart Brett McKinney (1931-1987) — also known as Stewart B. McKinney — of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn.; Westport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., January 30, 1931. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1967-71; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1971-87; died in office 1987; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1972. Bisexual. Member, Rotary; American Legion. Died, from acquired immune deficiency syndrome, Washington, D.C., May 7, 1987 (age 56 years, 97 days). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of James Polk McKinney (1889-1941) and Clare Louise (Brett) McKinney (1893-1957); married, October 2, 1954, to Lucy Cunningham (1934-2014); father of John P. McKinney (1964-).
  The Stewart B. McKinney Transportation Center (built 1987), in Stamford, Connecticut, is named for him.  — The Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge (etablished 1972 as the Salt Meadow Wildlife Refuge; renamed 1987), in Fairfield, New Haven, and Middlesex counties, Connecticut, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Ernest McReynolds (1929-2018) — also known as David McReynolds — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 25, 1929. Delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1960; Peace and Freedom candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1968; Socialist candidate for President of the United States, 1980, 2000; Green candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 2004. Gay. Member, War Resisters League; American Civil Liberties Union. Suffered a fall in his apartment, and died soon after, in Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 17, 2018 (age 88 years, 296 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles McReynolds and Elizabeth Grace (Tallon) McReynolds.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Carole Migden — of San Francisco, Calif. Democrat. Member of California state assembly 13th District, 1996-2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from California, 2004-08. Female. Lesbian. Still living as of 2008.
  David Nelson (b. 1962) — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born, in a hospital at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, April 7, 1962. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1996, 2000. Gay. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; National Rifle Association. Convicted on a misdemeanor act of civil disobedience, 1995 Recipient of Democratic National Committee's Lawrence O'Brien Achievement Award, 1998. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Third great-grandnephew of George Quayle Cannon (1827-1901); first cousin four times removed of Frank Jenne Cannon.
  Political family: Cannon family of Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Keith Orr — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2004. Gay. Still living as of 2004.
  Stephen C. Padilla (b. 1967) — also known as Steve Padilla — of Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif. Born in the U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., 1967. Democrat. Police detective; mayor of Chula Vista, Calif., 2002-06; defeated, 2006. Hispanic ancestry. Gay. Still living as of 2006.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Nick Panagopolous — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 2002. Gay. Still living as of 2002.
  Antonia Pantoja (1922-2002) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, September 13, 1922. Democrat. School teacher; welder; social worker; founder, in 1961, of ASPIRA, a non-profit organization which promotes education and community for Puerto Rican and other Latino youth; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1967; received the Medal of Freedom, 1996; inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame. Female. Puerto Rican ancestry. Lesbian. Died, of cancer, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 24, 2002 (age 79 years, 253 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Annise Parker (b. 1956) — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., May 17, 1956. Mayor of Houston, Tex., 2010-16. Female. Lesbian. Still living as of 2016.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Mike Pisaturo — of Cranston, Providence County, R.I. Democrat. Member of Rhode Island state house of representatives 21st District, 1997-. Gay. Still living as of 2002.
  Mark Pocan (b. 1964) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wis., August 14, 1964. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly 78th District, 1999-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2000, 2008. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; Sierra Club; Gay. Still living as of 2008.
  Carl Schmid (born c.1960) — of Washington, D.C. Born about 1960. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 2000 (alternate), 2004; president, D.C. chapter, Log Cabin Republicans. Gay. Still living as of 2004.
  Kyrsten Sinema (b. 1976) — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., July 12, 1976. Democrat. Social worker; lawyer; member of Arizona state house of representatives 15th District, 2005-10; defeated (Independent), 2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2008; member of Arizona state senate 15th District, 2011-12; U.S. Representative from Arizona 9th District, 2013-. Female. Bisexual. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Danny Smith — of Virginia. Republican. Candidate for Virginia state house of delegates 38th District, 2001; first openly gay candidate for state office in Virginia. Gay. Still living as of 2001.
Gerry E. Studds Gerry Eastman Studds (1937-2006) — also known as Gerry E. Studds — of Cohasset, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Mineola, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., May 12, 1937. Democrat. Foreign Service officer; member of White House staff during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, 1962-63; legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Harrison A. Williams, 1964; state coordinator for U.S. Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy's presidential primary campaign, 1968; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1968, 1996; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1973-97 (12th District 1973-83, 10th District 1983-97). Episcopalian. Gay. First openly gay member of Congress. Censured by the House of Representatives on July 20, 1983, for having sexual relations with a teenage House page ten years earlier. Died, of respiratory failure, in Boston Medical Center, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 14, 2006 (age 69 years, 155 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1979-80
  Mark A. Takano (b. 1960) — of Riverside, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Riverside, Riverside County, Calif., December 10, 1960. Democrat. School teacher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from California 41st District, 2013-; defeated, 1992, 1994. Japanese ancestry. Gay. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  David Guy Thometz (b. 1966) — also known as David Thometz — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; South Salt Lake, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born, in Providence Hospital, Everett, Snohomish County, Wash., February 24, 1966. Democrat. Graphic designer; newspaper columnist; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2000. Gay. Still living as of 2002.
  Relatives: Distant cousin by marriage *** of Merrill Cook (1946-).
  James M. Vandeventer, Jr. (b. 1963) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born June 13, 1963. Republican. Candidate for Governor of California, 2003. Gay. Still living as of 2003.
  Eugene Luther Gore Vidal, Jr. (1925-2012) — also known as Gore Vidal; Edgar Box; Cameron Kay; Katherine Everard — of Barrytown, Dutchess County, N.Y.; Ravello, Italy; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born, in the Cadet Hospital, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, Orange County, N.Y., October 3, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1960; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 29th District, 1960; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982. Atheist. Bisexual. Novelist, playwright, essayist, screenwriter, appeared as an actor in several films. Not actually related to Al Gore, who he refers to as "Cousin Al". Died, from complications of pneumonia, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 31, 2012 (age 86 years, 302 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Eugene Luther Vidal (1895-1969) and Nina Gore Auchincloss (1903-1978); step-brother of Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (who married John Fitzgerald Kennedy) and Hugh Dudley Auchincloss III; half-brother of Nina Gore Auchincloss (who married Newton Ivan Steers, Jr. (1917-1993)); grandson of Thomas Pryor Gore.
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Gore Vidal: Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got To Be So Hated (2002) — Dreaming War : Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta (2002) — The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 (2002) — Palimpsest: A Memoir (1996) — Inventing A Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson (2003)
  Fiction by Gore Vidal: Live from Golgotha — Julian — Creation: A Novel — Lincoln: A Novel — Burr — 1876: A Novel — Empire: A Novel — Hollywood — Washington, D.C.: A Novel — The Golden Age: A Novel — Myra Breckinridge — Two Sisters — Kalki — Duluth — The Smithsonian Institution: A Novel — The City and the Pillar — Williwaw: A Novel
  Kathy Webb (b. 1950) — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in 1950. Democrat. Restauranteur; member of Arkansas state house of representatives 37th District, 2007-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 2008. Female. Lesbian. Still living as of 2008.
  Randi Weingarten (b. 1957) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born December 18, 1957. Democrat. School teacher; president, United Federation of Teachers and American Federation of Teachers; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000, 2004, 2008 (speaker); Presidential Elector for New York, 2000; member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 2004-08. Female. Lesbian. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Daughter of Gabriel Weingarten and Edith (Appelbaum) Weingarten.
  See also Wikipedia article
  James Elton West (1951-2006) — also known as James E. West; Jim West — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Salem, Marion County, Ore., March 28, 1951. Republican. Deputy sheriff; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1982-86; member of Washington state senate 6th District, 1986-2003; mayor of Spokane, Wash., 2004-05. Member, Rotary; Gay. Following a scandal involving use of his position to obtain sex with young men, and an FBI investigation, he was recalled from office as mayor in 2005. Died, from complications of colon cancer, in the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, King County, Wash., July 22, 2006 (age 55 years, 116 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jack West; married 1990 to Ginger Marshall (divorced 1995).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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