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Chuck Wolfe

Chuck Wolfe is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, a political action committee dedicated to growing the number of openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender elected officials in the United States. Chuck Wolfe was involved in some very high-profile elections, including Houston's lesbian mayor Annise Parker; the first out U.S. senator, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin; and the election of four new LGBT members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Keep updated as The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund works to elect more LGBT leaders to public office under the direction of Chuck Wolfe.

Has Gay Congressman Outraced the Whisperers in Maine?

Maine gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud's well-timed coming out ahead of a mysterious whisper campaign instantly made him a national figure.

Senate Unanimously Confirms Gay Ambassador to Dominican Republic

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Senate has confirmed James "Wally" Brewster as the ambassador to the Dominican Republic, despite recent protests from antigay groups in the Caribbean nation.

Harvey Milk to Be Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp

The historic gay political icon is the first openly LGBT elected official to be featured on U.S. postage.


Op-ed: Hillary 2016 and Tammy 2020?

America has yet to elect a female president. Does that mean the Rapture will arrive before an LGBT prez does?

Leaders of Change

From fighting for marriage equality to furthering the education of youth, these are only a few of the people who are furthering social and legal justice for the LGBT community through outstanding leadership of nonprofit organizations.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Michele Bachmann?

Attack ads are pervasive in politics, but none call out antigay candidates -- yet. Is now the time to go negative?

Open Letter: Let's Stop Falling Behind on HIV

Even with many of the great strides in LGBT rights that have occurred over the last three decades, our community is still pummeled by HIV.

Should Obama Have Picked an LGBT Cabinet Member?

"On this issue this president has fallen far short," a staffer for the Human Rights Campaign says.

Rhode Island Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill

Rhode Island is on track to be the 10th state in the U.S. to extend full marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.

Obama Nominates Gay Black Man to Federal Judgeship

If confirmed by the Senate, William Thomas of Florida would be the first out gay black man to be a life-tenured federal judge.