Not Sorry: 12 LGBTQ+ Leaders Proud to Be Rewriting Political History

From city halls to Capitol Hill, these LGBTQ+ politicians are breaking barriers, championing equality, and shaping the future of American politics. Let’s celebrate their courage, resilience, and unwavering commitment to making a difference.

1. Tammy Baldwin

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As the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, Tammy Baldwin has been a tireless advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, healthcare reform, and economic justice.

2. Jared Polis

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Jared Polis made history as the first openly gay governor elected in the United States, leading Colorado with a progressive agenda focused on education, renewable energy, and economic growth.

3. Pete Buttigieg

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As the first openly gay cabinet member confirmed by the Senate, Pete Buttigieg serves as the Secretary of Transportation, bringing fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to America’s infrastructure challenges.

4. Sharice Davids

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Sharice Davids made history as one of the first Native American women elected to Congress and the first openly LGBTQ+ member of Kansas’ congressional delegation, advocating for healthcare, infrastructure, and economic development.

5. Ritchie Torres

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Ritchie Torres became the first openly gay Afro-Latino elected to Congress, representing New York’s 15th congressional district and fighting for affordable housing, healthcare, and LGBTQ+ rights.

6. Mondaire Jones

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Mondaire Jones made history as one of the first openly gay Black men elected to Congress, representing New York’s 17th congressional district and advocating for racial justice, healthcare access, and environmental protection.

7. Angie Craig

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Angie Craig made history as the first openly LGBTQ+ person elected to Congress from Minnesota, representing the state’s 2nd congressional district and championing affordable healthcare, education, and economic opportunity.

8. Brian Sims

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Brian Sims made history as the first openly gay person elected to the Pennsylvania State Legislature, fighting for LGBTQ+ rights, healthcare access, and social justice.

9. Annise Parker

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Annise Parker made history as the first openly LGBTQ+ mayor of a major U.S. city, serving as the Mayor of Houston and advocating for equality, inclusivity, and economic prosperity.

10. Danica Roem

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Danica Roem made history as the first openly transgender person elected to a state legislature, representing Virginia’s 13th district and advocating for transportation, education, and LGBTQ+ rights.

11. Andrea Jenkins

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Andrea Jenkins made history as the first openly transgender Black woman elected to public office in the United States, serving on the Minneapolis City Council and advocating for racial equity, LGBTQ+ rights, and social justice.

12. Robert Garcia

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Robert Garcia made history as the first openly gay and first Latino mayor of Long Beach, California, leading the city with a focus on economic development, sustainability, and community engagement.

Leading the Way to a More Inclusive Future

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These trailblazing LGBTQ+ politicians are reshaping American politics, challenging stereotypes, and paving the way for a more inclusive and equitable future. As we celebrate their achievements, let’s continue to support LGBTQ+ leaders and advocate for progress on issues of equality and justice for all.

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