When former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran refused to resign in the wake of a suspension for publishing a homophobic book, the city's mayor showed him the door.
When it comes to giving gifts to children in need, the president knows there's no need for strict gender roles.
An early supporter of gay rights, Barry may best be remembered for successfully re-entering public service after serving jail time for drug possession.
The MSNBC host had a book to recommend to her viewers this week.
New York's former City Council speaker Christine Quinn is using her experience as a lesbian and a woman in politics by leading a new party.