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David Cicilline

Read the latest news about David Cicilline, an American politician and the former mayor of Providence, Rhode Island. David Cicilline became the nation's fourth openly LGBT member of Congress when elected in 2010. In 2012 he won reelection in Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District after a vicious race with challenger Brendan Doherty. Learn more about David Cicilline, Tammy Baldwin, Barney Frank, Jared Polis and other LGBT politicians, activists, and public figures who are working to further gay rights in the United States.

Gay Lawmaker David Cicilline Announces Resignation From Congress

Cicilline has served since 2011.

Members of Congress Urge Biden to Fund Global LGBTQ+ Equality

The president has committed to equality around the world, but he needs to request more money to fund programs to promote it, 117 members of Congress say.

House Democrats Introduce Transgender Bill of Rights

The prominent Democratic members of Congress say it's time to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans, particularly of transgender people.

Gay Rep. David Cicilline: Trump 'Singularly Responsible' for Riot

The congressman shredded arguments against Donald Trump's second impeachment.

Out Congressman David Cicilline Threatened Over Trump Impeachment

"Civil war is on" was one of the milder messages left for the congressman after he introduced an article of impeachment.

Out Rep. David Cicilline Elicits Shocking Admission From AG Bill Barr

The Rhode Island congressman forced Trump's top domestic lackey to admit the truth.

Out Congressman David Cicilline: Why I Introduced the Equality Act

"The American people deserve to know who will stand up and speak out for those on the margins of society," writes the U.S. representative from Rhode Island.

Editor’s Letter: Time for LGBT Voters to Mature

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

PHOTOS: Where Prague Pride Meets Putin

The visage of Russia's Vladimir Putin showed up at the Pride celebration in placards and other protests.

WATCH: Republican Advocates for LGBT Students

Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first republican member of congress to support marriage equality, voiced her support for an amendment that would prohibit bullying of LGBT students in public schools.

House Introduces Immigration Bill For Gay Partners

Rep. Nadler reintroduced the Uniting American Families Act.

Meet the Class of 2013

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.

California Congresswoman Takes On Ex-Gay Therapy

Rep. Jackie Speier introduced the Stop Harming Our Kids (SHOK) resolution Wednesday.

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

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

Editor in Chief Says This Election Proves Being Pro-Equality Is No Longer Risky

The GOP has frozen into an unmovable rigidity, and if it doesn't thaw, it will splinter and crack, warns The Advocate's Editor-in-Chief Matthew Breen.

David Cicilline Reelected in Rhode Island

The Democrat won reelection in Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District after a vicious race with challenger Brendan Doherty.

Campaign Worker Compares Gay Congressman to Sandusky

The remark came from a volunteer for David Cicilline's opponent in the Democratic primary.