Kentuckys Gay Hope
May 19 2010 7:45 PM ET

Kentucky's Gay Hope

Michelle Garcia

He's 24, he'd had a brush with death, and he hasn't even finished college, but Matthew Vanderpool might be Kentucky's best chance at ousting one of the state's most antigay legislators.

Transforming Oklahoma
March 26 2010 12:20 PM ET

Transforming Oklahoma

Michelle Garcia

Brittany Novotny is hoping to become Oklahoma's first transgender state representative — by giving the boot to Sally Kern.

Annise Parker The New Face of Houston
December 14 2009 6:55 PM ET

Annise Parker The New Face of Houston


Following her historic election in Houston over the weekend, mayor-elect Annise Parker talks about her hard-fought campaign—and her emerging role as a gay politician on the national scene.

Gay Victory in Detroit
November 05 2009 2:55 PM ET

Terrance Dean

Former news anchor Charles Pugh becomes Detroit’s first openly gay black city council president -- with the help of endorsements from the Council of Baptist Pastors and several individual pastors.