Kyrsten Sinema
Kyrsten Sinema is a member of the U.S. Congress from Arizona's 9th congressional district, first elected in 2012. A member of the Democratic Party, prior to being elected she served in the Arizona legislature from 2005-2001. Known as a progressive, Kyrsten Sinema has been an ardent supporter of the DREAM Act and has campaigned against Propositions 107 and 102, referendums to ban the recognition of same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state of Arizona. Get to know the person recognized as the first openly bisexual person elected to Congress.
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.

Op-ed: If Racism is Alive and Well, Homophobia Has Lots of Good Years Left
July 18 2013 11:13 AM ET

Op-ed: If Racism Thrives, Homophobia Has Lots of Years Left

Neal Broverman

The Zimmerman trial feels like a relic of the inflamed race wars of the 1960s. If anything good is to come of it, it's the reminder that prejudice has a long shelf-life.

Out Congresspeople, Republicans Pose for No H8 Campaign
June 24 2013 12:19 PM ET

Republican and Out Members of Congress Say 'No H8'

Sunnivie Brydum

In new photos released today, the No H8 campaign added 67 additional supporters from the U.S. Congress — including the campaign's first U.S. senators and a Republican member of Congress.

Op-ed: How to Get Elected in America
March 06 2013 4:09 AM ET

Op-ed: How to Get Elected in America

Jamie Ruddy and Rupert Russell

The first LGBT person of color was elected to Congress in the land of Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon.

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.

Kyrsten Sinema Becomes Nation's First Openly Bi Congresswoman
November 12 2012 1:38 PM ET October 09 2014 1:22 PM ET

VOTES COUNTED: Kyrsten Sinema Is First Openly Bi Congresswoman

Neal Broverman

The race to represent Arizona's ninth district was too close to call until Monday morning.

Bisexual Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Is Optimistic in Arizona
November 07 2012 12:09 PM ET January 07 2014 2:37 PM ET

Kyrsten Sinema: 'We’re Optimistic' in Arizona Editors

Kyrsten Sinema, who could become the first openly bisexual candidate elected to Congress, said her lead in the hotly contested race in Arizona appears to be “growing.”

Bisexual Candidate Wins Arizona Congressional Primary
August 28 2012 11:56 PM ET January 07 2014 2:37 PM ET

Bisexual Candidate Wins Arizona Congressional Primary

Julie Bolcer

Kyrsten Sinema defeated two Democratic challengers, moving one step closer to becoming the first openly bisexual member of Congress.