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Tammy Baldwin

Find out the latest news about Tammy Baldwin, who made LGBT history in 2012 by becoming the first openly gay U.S. Senator, in addition to her distinction being the first openly gay politician elected to the House of Representatives. Learn more about the Smith College graduate and Democrat from Wisconsin, who is considered one of the most liberal members of Congress. Learn about Tammy Baldwin's voting record and her work toward advancing the causes of women's and LGBT rights in the United States.

How Tammy Baldwin Guided Marriage Equality Through a Divided Senate

Baldwin, who represents Wisconsin, is the first out LGBTQ+ member of the Senate.

Members of Congress Urge Biden to Fund Global LGBTQ+ Equality

The president has committed to equality around the world, but he needs to request more money to fund programs to promote it, 117 members of Congress say.

Senate Punts Marriage Equality Vote Until After Midterms Due to GOP

Democrats had originally been eyeing a Senate vote before this fall's midterms.

Tammy Baldwin to Marco Rubio: Marriage Equality Bill Is Not 'Stupid'

Baldwin clapped back at her Senate colleague after he called the Respect for Marriage Act a "stupid waste of time." 

Senators Urge Lifting of Restrictions on Gay and Bi Male Blood Donors

The senators' call comes as other countries lift deferral periods on blood donations by queer men --France and Greece did so this week.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Looks Back On Being 'The First' Throughout Career

Senator Baldwin is the first out LGBTQ+ person elected to the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Blasts Trump's 'Divisive' Wisconsin Visit

The out senator says Trump will create more strife in a state still reeling from the police shooting of Jacob Blake. 

Buttigieg, Baldwin, Other Out Pols Take the Stage at Dem Convention

The final night of the Democratic National Convention struck a note of LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Dem Convention to Feature LGBTQ+ Speakers in Keynote Slots and More

Pete Buttigieg, Tammy Baldwin, Danica Roem, and others are scheduled to appear.

Out Sen. Tammy Baldwin: 'I Certainly Would' Be Biden's Running Mate

Baldwin made the comment in response to a query by Whoopi Goldberg on The View.

Out Sen. Tammy Baldwin Endorses Biden: He'll 'Fight for the People'

Baldwin is the latest of many prominent LGBTQ pols to endorse Biden, and she's one from a key swing state, Wisconsin.

13 LGBTQ Women (and Allies) Who Could Be Biden's VP

The likely Democratic presidential nominee could make history by picking the first out woman as second-in-command.

Tammy Baldwin on Trump's Impeachment and Her Duty as a Senator

We can count on the nation's first out senator to do us proud during Trump's trial. What about her colleagues?

Tammy Baldwin: Let Us Remain Inspired by Stonewall

The lesbian politician gave a speech today on the Senate floor to honor the 50th anniversary of the uprising.

Tammy Baldwin, Nation's First Out Senator, Reelected in Wisconsin

America's first, and currently only, LGBTQ senator is reelected to a second term.

5 Midterm Races with LGBTQ Candidates Who'll Ensure Safety and Rights

Lesbian comedian and activist Dana Goldberg helps breakdown the most important races this midterm that feature LGBTQ candidates.

GOP Picks Anti-LGBTQ Leah Vukmir to Face Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin

Vukmir, an evangelical Christian with a record of working against LGBTQ safety and equality, will run against the state's lesbian incumbent senator. 

Wisconsin Voters Chose Trump. Will They Keep Tammy Baldwin?

The first out gay senator in U.S. history is fighting for her political life.

Wisconsin GOP Backs Anti-Equality Candidate in U.S. Senate Race

Leah Vukmir, vying to run against Tammy Baldwin in November, has "a disturbing record," says the Human Rights Campaign.

Tammy Baldwin Reveals Mother's Drug Addiction in New Ad

The out senator says the opioid crisis is personal for her.