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Texas Democrat who supported gender-affirming care ban loses to queer progressive candidate

Rep. Shawn Thierry broke with the Democratic Party to vote for a ban on gender-affirming care for minors. Now she's lost her primary to Black queer woman Lauren Ashley Simmons

LGBTQ+ candidates in Texas, California, and more advance in Super Tuesday races

There were notable wins in both red and blue states, with Texas moving toward sending a lesbian to Congress and Burlington, Vt., electing a lesbian mayor.

Rue Landau Is First Out LGBTQ+ Person Elected to Philadelphia City Council

But Landau says she will definitely not be the last.

Black Trans Woman Andrea Jenkins Reelected to Minneapolis City Council

Andrea Jenkins won a third term in a close race.

New Jersey Elects First LGBTQ+ Woman Legislator

Luanne Peterpaul, a lesbian, won a seat in the state Assembly on Tuesday.

Mississippi Elects Fabian Nelson as First Out LGBTQ+ State Legislator

Nelson had won the Democratic primary and had no opposition in Tuesday's general election. But now his election to the Mississippi House is official.

2023 Sees Record for LGBTQ+ Political Candidates in Odd-Numbered Year

At least 514 out candidates ran or are running in 2023 elections, up 19.5 percent from in 2021, when 430 out candidates ran.

Here Are the LGBTQ+ Races to Watch on Election Day 2023

The election could mean LGBTQ+ firsts in Virginia, New Jersey, and Mississippi, along with important progress elsewhere.

Mississippi Poised to Elect First Gay Legislator Ever

Fabian Nelson won the Democratic primary for his Mississippi House district and has no opposition in the general election.

Julie Johnson Running to Be Texas's First Out Member of Congress

Johnson, currently a Texas state legislator, is so far the front-runner in the 32nd Congressional District.

Mondaire Jones, One of the First Black Gay Men in Congress, Seeks to Win Back Seat

Redistricting helped cost Jones his seat representing a New York district last year. Now he's running again.

41 Photos of Drag Isn’t Dangerous Fundraiser That Raised the Big Bucks for LGBTQ+ Rights

Organizers say the event, which continues to bring in money, raised more than $560,000.