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Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema is a member of the U.S. Congress from Arizona's 9th congressional district, first elected in 2012. A member of the Democratic Party, prior to being elected she served in the Arizona legislature from 2005-2001. Known as a progressive, Kyrsten Sinema has been an ardent supporter of the DREAM Act and has campaigned against Propositions 107 and 102, referendums to ban the recognition of same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state of Arizona. Get to know the person recognized as the first openly bisexual person elected to Congress.

There were also out nominees chosen for U.S. House in Arizona and Florida.

August 29 2018 3:56 PM

The former Arizona sheriff, who has a history of racial profiling and mistreatment of prisoners, may end up running against bi candidate Kyrsten Sinema.

January 09 2018 3:23 PM

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

November 01 2013 4:00 AM

In new photos released today, the No H8 campaign added 67 additional supporters from the U.S. Congress — including the campaign's first U.S. senators and a Republican member of Congress.

June 24 2013 1:19 PM

The first LGBT person of color was elected to Congress in the land of Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon.

March 06 2013 4:09 AM

Rep. Nadler reintroduced the Uniting American Families Act.

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
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