As of the elections, the legislatures of 46 states have had at least one openly LGBT member; the first out person to serve in each of those states is listed here. The first openly gay judge in the United States was Stephen M. In , Thomas R. Chiola became the first openly gay judge in Illinois and the first openly gay elected official in Illinois when voters elected him to the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Seattle elects its first openly gay mayor
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His successor, Bill de Blasio, as of last week, is. But perhaps only after the mayor of South Bend, Ind. Read: As Biden commands lead in polls, these are the Democrats who are running for president. Retired police chief Jane Castor, who will be the first openly gay Tampa mayor and switched her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat around the time she retired from the force in , won in a landslide election to succeed Buckhorn. In fact, a Castor campaign staffer has joined the Buttigieg camp to rally support from Florida. Buttigieg himself would be the first openly gay president of the U.
Can a Gay Millennial Midwestern Mayor Help Break the Right's 'Monopoly on Faith'?
As Pete Buttigieg addressed supporters off a back porch in Marshalltown, Iowa, the Devil was whispering his name. The man in the devil costume was Randall Terry, an antiabortion activist. He had traveled to Iowa to torment the year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind.
Amid the hoopla over the blue wave in November, not everybody noticed the simultaneous rainbow tide that swept record numbers of LGBT candidates into office. But Pete Buttigieg did. The Harvard-educated Hoosier with a husband already has made history as the first gay candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination to register serious poll numbers, setting himself apart from a field crowded with women, people of color and even a few straight white guys. Buttigieg , but it is getting close as he continues his meteoric rise in polls.