Category Archives: LGBTI Candidates

Nevada Republican Could Become Nation’s First Transgender State Legislator


Samantha Lachman | Huffington Post | June 12, 2014 A transgender woman clinched the Republican nomination to represent a Nevada Assembly seat in a race that could have national implications. Lauren Scott, the executive director of Equality Nevada, won 58 … Continue reading

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Quinn Reversal, Meant to Help Her, Now Hurts


MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID M. HALBFINGER | New York Times | September 1, 2013 There was no wiggle room. No equivocation. On a December day in 2007, Christine C. Quinn, the speaker of the City Council, called herself utterly immovable on … Continue reading

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PA: Eric Papenfuse makes bid to split LGBT vote for Mayor of Harrisburg


Donald Gilliland | dgilliland@pennlive.com  |The Patriot-News | April 8, 2013 Dan Miller was the obvious front-runner going into Monday night’s mayoral candidates’ endorsement forum for the Capital Region Stonewall Democrats. View full size Harrisburg City Controller Dan MillerPennLive.com, file  As Miller … Continue reading

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Was Marco McMillian Killed in Mississippi Because He Was Black or Gay?


Rev Irene Monroe | Bilerico | March 24, 2013 Marco McMillian was a trailblazer and the pride of the Mississippi Delta. In 2004, when he was in his 20s, Ebony hailed him as one of the nation’s top “30 up-and-coming … Continue reading

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Burns is 1st to run unopposed 3 times in row in Fort Worth


ANNA WAUGH  |  Dallas Voice | March 22, 2103 BIRTHDAY BASH  | Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns speaks during his Birthday Celebration and Campaign Kick-off in February. The event raised $82,000 for his campaign coffers. (Courtesy of Ralph Lauer) FORT WORTH … Continue reading

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With a Tour of the City, Quinn Declares Her Candidacy for Mayor


MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | New York Times | March 10, 2013 When the bus driver in the Bronx called out her name, Christine C. Quinn did not hesitate. The City Council speaker — and, as of Sunday, official candidate for mayor … Continue reading

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Burned, Beaten and Left for Dead: How Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate Was Allegedly Killed


Alex Kane | AlterNet | March 5, 2013 The openly gay mayoral candidate from Clarksdale, Mississippi who was found dead last week was burned and beaten, according to his family. The  Associated Press reports that candidate Marco McMillian’s family received the information … Continue reading

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Man Charged in Slaying of Out Miss. Mayoral Candidate


Holbrook Mohr | Edge Boston | March 1, 2013 A 22-year-old man was charged with murder Thursday in the death of a mayoral candidate, whose body was found near a river levee in the Mississippi Delta this week. The Coahoma … Continue reading

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Homicide suspected in death of first openly gay Mississippi mayoral candidate


Stephen C. Webster | Raw Story | February 28, 2013 The first-ever openly gay candidate for mayor in the state of Mississippi was found dead near a river levy on Wednesday morning, and police told The Associated Press they believe … Continue reading

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In New Poll, Christine Quinn Has Her Biggest Lead Yet In Race For Mayor


David Mixner | David Mixner | February 15, 2013 City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has opened up her widest lead yet in her bid to become the Mayor of New York City.  She leads her nearest challenger by 24 points … Continue reading

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