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Sean Patrick Maloney

Sean Patrick Maloney is a Democratic congressman currently serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 18th congressional district since 2013. Learn about his esteemed career beginning when he entered politics as a volunteer for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign. While serving in the Clinton Administration, he was considered one of the most influential LGBT people ever in the White House. Read more about every bit of his career though his overcoming Tea Party-backed Republican incumbent Nan Hayworth to becoming the first openly gay person to be elected to Congress from New York.

The congressman and his partner, Randy Florke, have been together for 21 years.

January 14 2014 12:21 PM

The fight for LGBT families' rights will continue next year. Here's what to expect, says Emily Hecht-McGowan, director of public policy at the Family Equality Council.

December 24 2013 2:27 PM

The Minnesota representative has rejected a request from Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who is gay, to include language that supports LGBT parents in an adoption resolution.

November 22 2013 2:40 PM

We, as LGBT voters and givers of campaign dollars, have to be especially discerning.

November 01 2013 4:00 AM

Sean Patrick Maloney got choked up as he talked about the significance of yesterday's Supreme Court rulings.

June 27 2013 6:05 PM

Rep. Nadler reintroduced the Uniting American Families Act.

February 05 2013 5:45 PM

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.

January 03 2013 4:00 AM