David Cicilline
Read the latest news about David Cicilline, an American politician and the former mayor of Providence, Rhode Island. David Cicilline became the nation’s fourth openly LGBT member of Congress when elected in 2010. In 2012 he won reelection in Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District after a vicious race with challenger Brendan Doherty. Learn more about David Cicilline, Tammy Baldwin, Barney Frank, Jared Polis and other LGBT politicians, activists, and public figures who are working to further gay rights in the United States.
Editor’s Letter: Time for LGBT Voters to Mature
November 01 2013 3:00 AM ET

Editor’s Letter: Time for LGBT Voters to Mature

Matthew Breen

We, as LGBT voters and givers of campaign dollars, have to be especially discerning.

PHOTOS: Where Prague Pride Meets Putin
August 18 2013 4:20 PM ET

PHOTOS: Where Prague Pride Meets Putin

Lucas Grindley

The visage of Russia's Vladimir Putin showed up at the Pride celebration in placards and other protests.

WATCH: Bipartisan Congressional Team Pushes for LGBT Inclusion In Student Success Act
July 19 2013 1:13 PM ET

WATCH: Republican Advocates for LGBT Students

Daniel Reynolds

Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first republican member of congress to support marriage equality, voiced her support for an amendment that would prohibit bullying of LGBT students in public schools.

House Introduces Immigration Bill For Gay Partners
February 05 2013 5:45 PM ET

House Introduces Immigration Bill For Gay Partners

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Nadler reintroduced the Uniting American Families Act.

Meet the Class of 2013
January 03 2013 4:00 AM ET

Meet the Class of 2013

Michelle Garcia

The 113th Congress has the highest number of openly LGBT members in the body’s history, with six in the House and, for the first time, an openly gay senator. Each politico here brings something unique to the table. They’re all Democrats, and all were endorsed by the Victory Fund, meaning they fully support federal, state, and local efforts to advance LGBT rights. Meet your new representatives.

California Congresswoman Takes On Ex-Gay Therapy
November 28 2012 3:00 PM ET

California Congresswoman Takes On 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Julie Bolcer

Rep. Jackie Speier introduced the Stop Harming Our Kids (SHOK) resolution Wednesday.

Pastor Says Churches Can Be As LGBT Accepting as The Ballot Box
November 09 2012 4:46 AM ET

Op-ed: Churches Can Be as Accepting as The Ballot Box

R. Scott Colglazier

A pastor sees the same progress that became evident on election night in his own church.

Editor in Chief Says This Election Proves Being Pro-Equality Is No Longer Risky
November 07 2012 2:20 AM ET

Editor's Letter: Being Pro-Equality Is No Longer Risky

Matthew Breen

The GOP has frozen into an unmovable rigidity, and if it doesn’t thaw, it will splinter and crack, warns The Advocate's Editor-in-Chief Matthew Breen.

David Cicilline Reelected in Rhode Island
November 06 2012 10:21 PM ET

Cicilline, R.I.'s Gay Congressman, Reelected

Neal Broverman

The Democrat won reelection in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District after a vicious race with challenger Brendan Doherty.

Campaign Worker for Rep. Cicilline's Opponent Compares Gay Congressman to Sandusky
August 28 2012 5:34 PM ET

Campaign Worker Compares Gay Congressman to Sandusky

Michelle Garcia

The remark came from a volunteer for David Cicilline's opponent in the Democratic primary.

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