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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.

Dem Campaigns Chair Sean Patrick Maloney Loses House Seat: 'Blame Me'

The gay U.S. representative remains a central figure in the battle for congress.

Trump's Policies Tried to Tear This Gay Dad and Son Apart—The Dad Won

After help from a U.S. congressman, a three-year ordeal has come to an end for Jerome Roux.

Gay Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Was Ready to Fight Off Mob at Capitol

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

Gay Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Makes History

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

25 Congressional Dems to LGBT People: We're With You

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

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Engaged to Partner

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

Preview: What's in Store for LGBT Families in 2014?

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.

Michele Bachmann Excludes Gay Parents in Adoption Resolution

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.

Editor’s Letter: Time for LGBT Voters to Mature

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

WATCH: An Emotional Day for a Freshman Congressman

Sean Patrick Maloney got choked up as he talked about the significance of yesterday's Supreme Court rulings.

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.

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.

Openly Gay Congressional Winner Makes History in New York

Sean Patrick Maloney defeated incumbent Nan Hayworth in one of the most closely watched Congressional races in the country to become the first openly candidate elected to Congress from the state.


Log Cabin Makes 20 Endorsements, Still No Romney

The group endorsed 20 candidates for the Senate and House but has yet to announce whether it plans to endorse Mitt Romney for president.

One Year Later: Commemorating DADT Repeal

Advocates speak out on the first anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell