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

Editor’s Letter: Time for LGBT Voters to Mature

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

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

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

Republican and Out Members of Congress Say 'No H8'

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

Op-ed: How to Get Elected in America

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

House Introduces Immigration Bill For Gay Partners

Rep. Nadler reintroduced the Uniting American Families Act.

Meet the Class of 2013

Meet the Class of 2013

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
October 09 2014 2:22 PM ET

VOTES COUNTED: Kyrsten Sinema Is First Openly Bi Congresswoman

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

Bisexual Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Is Optimistic in Arizona
January 07 2014 3:37 PM ET

Kyrsten Sinema: 'We’re Optimistic' in Arizona

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
January 07 2014 3:37 PM ET

Bisexual Candidate Wins Arizona Congressional Primary

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

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