This is a chronological list of openly lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender politicians who have held office in the United States. Historical figures are included only if there is documented evidence of an open queer identity. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. Category:LGBT culture.
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When Brianna Titone first ran for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, she was viewed as an unlikely candidate, and her opponents didn't bother to say much about her being a transgender woman. But after winning the seat in an upset and becoming the first transgender legislator in state history, a rival lawmaker voiced robocalls claiming Titone "wants to force a radical sexual agenda on every Coloradan. Yet that didn't stop voters in Titone's suburban Denver district from giving her a second term -- one of hundreds of wins across the United States by politicians from the LGBT community, for which was their most successful election cycle in US history. The LGBTQ Victory Fund advocacy group said that of the out candidates at all levels of government who appeared on the ballots voters also used to unseat Donald Trump as president in favor of Joe Biden, won their races in November, more than ever before. American laws that once openly discriminated against gay, lesbian and transgender people have been dismantled in recent years, most notably with the Supreme Court's decision to allow same-sex marriage nationwide.
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Then last month, the Scottish Secretary and divorced father of three, David Mundell, became the first openly out Tory cabinet member. LGBT History Month is celebrated in February — and this photograph of 28 MPs and peers is a bit of history in itself, as it is the largest number of publicly out parliamentarians pictured together at one time, from a parliament with more gay members than any in the world. Lord Chris Smith is in the picture — he was the first openly gay MP in the s and also the first to be appointed to the cabinet when he became Culture Secretary in For years, Chris was the only one.
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. The struggle of LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people for equal rights has moved to center stage. LGBT people are battling for their civil rights in Congress, in courtrooms and in the streets.