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CA Dems Elect Gay Man as Chair

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 27
A gay man is now the chair of the California Democratic Party, marking the first time in the history of the 171-year-old state party that it has been led by an out LGBT leader.

LGBs in SF Dem Party Posts Decrease

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 11
In another sign of the LGBT community's diminishing political clout in San Francisco, the number of LGB people overseeing the local Democratic Party is set to decrease.

10 Out Candidates Win Calif. Legislative Primary Races

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 9
Of the 14 out California statehouse candidates running this year, 10 survived Tuesday's primary, where the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election in November.

Gay Candidate Faces Criticism From Opposing Camps

By Kevin Freking | Jul 15
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 | Jun 5
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

May 13
"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 | May 1
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 | Apr 29
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 | Apr 28
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 | Mar 12
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.

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