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.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Engaged to Partner
January 14 2014 1:21 PM ET

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Engaged to Partner

Kevin OKeeffe

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

Preview: What's in Store for LGBT Families in 2014?
December 24 2013 3:27 PM ET

Preview: What's in Store for LGBT Families in 2014?

Alex J Davidson

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.

Michele Bachmann Excludes LGBT Parents From Adoption Resolution
November 22 2013 3:40 PM ET

Michele Bachmann Excludes Gay Parents in Adoption Resolution

Daniel Reynolds

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.

Editor’s Letter: Time for LGBT Voters to Mature
November 01 2013 4:00 AM ET

Editor’s Letter: Time for LGBT Voters to Mature

Matthew Breen

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

WATCH: An Emotional Day for a Freshman Congressman
June 27 2013 6:05 PM ET

WATCH: An Emotional Day for a Freshman Congressman

Trudy Ring

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

House Introduces Immigration Bill For Gay Partners
February 05 2013 6:45 PM ET

House Introduces Immigration Bill For Gay Partners

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Nadler reintroduced the Uniting American Families Act.

Meet the Class of 2013
January 03 2013 5:00 AM ET

Meet the Class of 2013

Michelle Garcia

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.

Pastor Says Churches Can Be As LGBT Accepting as The Ballot Box
November 09 2012 5:46 AM ET

Op-ed: Churches Can Be as Accepting as The Ballot Box

R. Scott Colglazier

A pastor sees the same progress that became evident on election night in his own church.

Openly Gay Congressional Winner Makes History in New York
November 07 2012 3:06 AM ET January 07 2014 5:01 PM ET

Gay Congressional Winner Makes History in New York

Julie Bolcer

Sean Patrick Maloney defeated incumbent Nan Hayworth in one of the most closely watched Congressional races in the country to become the first openly candidate elected to Congress from the state.

Log Cabin Republicans Announces Congressional Endorsements
October 02 2012 10:50 AM ET

Log Cabin Makes 20 Endorsements, Still No Romney

Julie Bolcer

The group endorsed 20 candidates for the Senate and House but has yet to announce whether it plans to endorse Mitt Romney for president.

One Year Later Commemorating DADT Repeal
September 20 2012 5:40 PM ET

One Year Later: Commemorating DADT Repeal

Sunnivie Brydum

Advocates speak out on the first anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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