September 05 2012 1:07 PM ET

WATCH: Tammy Baldwin Fights Labels on MSNBC

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Minnesota Politician Who Hooked Up With Teen Drops Out of Race
August 23 2012 4:48 PM ET

Minn. Politician Who Hooked Up With Teen Drops Out of Race

Neal Broverman

Kerry Gauthier is not seeking reelection to the Minnesota legislature after news broke that he hooked up with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop, leading the politician to attempt suicide, and later

Americas Six Out Bisexual Elected State Officials
August 23 2012 4:00 AM ET

America’s 6 Out Bisexual Elected State Officials

Nazly Siadate

Former Connecticut Democratic State Rep. Evelyn Mantilla came out as the nation’s first bisexual state official in 1997.

Gay Realtor Charges Toward History in Delaware
August 22 2012 3:24 PM ET

Gay Realtor Charges Toward History in Delaware

Neal Broverman

Rehoboth Beach real estate agent Andy Staton hopes to become the first openly LGBT person elected to the Delaware legislature, and he has a healthy bank account and a wealth of endorsements on his

GOP Candidate Affirms Antigay Christian Values in Newspaper Ad
August 20 2012 2:57 PM ET

Rep. Candidate Affirms Antigay, 'Christian Values' in Newspaper Ad

Lauren Jow

A Republican state representative candidate in Arkansas took an antigay, pro-life stance, citing her “Christian values” in an advertisement published last week in The Yell County Record.

August 15 2012 6:45 PM ET

Get to Know Paul Ryan Gosling

Lawmaker: I'm Not a Lesbian, I'm Pansexual
August 14 2012 6:54 PM ET

Lawmaker: I'm Not a Lesbian, I'm Pansexual

Nazly Siadate

Mary Gonzalez, the first openly LGBT official headed toward the Texas House of Representatives, said she wanted to clarify that she is pansexual.

Arizona Lawmaker Says Opponent Called Him Bisexual Wants Apology
August 08 2012 11:16 AM ET

Ben Quayle Says Opponent Called Him Bisexual, Wants an Apology

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Arizona's Republican Representative Ben Quayle is mighty upset this week, telling reporters that a mailer from his (also Republican) opponent, Rep.

NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer Marries Longtime Partner
July 29 2012 3:48 PM ET

NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer Gets Hitched

Neal Broverman

Queens politician weds partner of 13 years on Saturday.

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