Tammy Baldwin is an American politician, and has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district.
Tammy was the first ever openly gay non-incumbent to be elected to the House of Representatives in the United States, and is is one of three openly gay members of Congress. Her partner is Lauren Azar.
We salute you Tammy, for being a trailblazing lesbian and a fighter for progressive values in that harshest of battlegrounds, the US Congress.
Chai Feldblum is a gay and disability activist who also happens to be a Law Professor at Georgetown University, Washington. Oh, and an out lesbian. Today President Obama appointed her to one of the seats on the five-member U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in what is known as a "recess appointment", after her appointment was blocked by Republicans in the Senate.
I don't understand American politics but I can see that this is one brilliant and hard working lesbian and we're proud to have her on the team.
Annise Parker was today elected Mayor of Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States. She will be the first openly gay person to lead a major U.S. city. Parker began her political career in the 1980's as an advocate for gay rights. She has been with her partner, Kathy Hubbard, for 19 years and they have three adopted children.
Tonight the voters of Houston have opened the door to history. I acknowledge that. I embrace that. I know what this win means to many of us who never thought we could achieve high office.