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Victory Fund Endorses Cicilline for Congress

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The gay mayor of Providence, R.I., who is running for a seat in Congress, has been endorsed by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund.

David Cicilline has been mayor of Providence for eight years and is often credited for a drop in crime and corruption in the New England city. Now Cicilline wants to represent Rhode Island's first congressional district in Washington. He faces a primary challenge in September before the general election in November.

"Mayor Cicilline's election will be good news not only for the people of Rhode Island but for LGBT Americans everywhere, who will gain another authentic voice in Congress," said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund. "Having managed Providence for the past eight years, Mayor Cicilline knows what Congress needs to do to help cities emerge from a harsh recession and to put Americans back to work."

The Victory Fund provides money and guidance to LGBT candidates on the local and national levels and was instrumental in the victory of Houston's lesbian mayor, Annise Parker.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.