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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.

Maloney and fellow representatives were set to strike back during the January 6 riot.

January 15 2021 3:24 PM

The first out congressman from New York is now the first out chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

December 03 2020 1:43 PM

“I know you’re hearing a lot of hateful rhetoric about our LGBT families,” says Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego. “Please, hang in there.”

May 17 2016 1:39 PM

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

January 14 2014 12:21 PM

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.

December 24 2013 2:27 PM

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.

November 22 2013 2:40 PM

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

November 01 2013 4:00 AM