Election Results Are In: How Did LGBT Candidates Fare?
BY Advocate.com Editors
November 09 2011 4:03 PM ET
Hero Scores a Victory
Daniel Hernandez, the gay intern who helped save the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when she was attacked by a gunman in Arizona, was widely encouraged to pursue a career in public service. And now he's won his first election.
Hernandez was elected to the Sunnyside Unified School District's governing board in Arizona with more than 60% of the vote, according to Arizona Public Media.
It was only Hernandez's first week on the job when a gunman went on a deadly shooting spree during an outdoor event with voters. Hernandez became one of the story's heroes, praised by President Obama himself, for loyally attending to Giffords, who had been shot in the head. — Lucas Grindley
- Fox's Newest Cop Comedy Is Quietly Breaking Ground
- Op-ed: In Defense of Looking
- WATCH: Chelsea Handler Skewers Piers Morgan as a 'Terrible Interviewer'
- S.C. House Approves Budget Cuts to Colleges With LGBT Curricula
- Trans Woman Sues CrossFit After Being Told to Compete in Men's Division
- Seat Filler: What's Gay Off-Broadway
- Marriage Equality Young Repubs Express Big Support for Marriage Equality 11 min 33 sec ago
- Television Teen Wolf Adds Gay Character, Expands Lacrosse Team 15 min 28 sec ago
- Television Teen Wolf Adds Gay Character, Expands Lacrosse Team 15 min 29 sec ago
- Women 5 Reasons to Watch CW's Arrow and 'Quiver!' 15 min 39 sec ago
- Politics Kenyan Lesbian Granted Asylum in U.S. 15 min 56 sec ago
- Religion WATCH: Methodist Church Drops Charges Against Minister 36 min 34 sec ago
- Media WATCH: Chelsea Handler Skewers Piers Morgan as a 'Terrible Interviewer' 1 hour 6 min ago