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New Hampshire elects first gay state senator

David Pierce, who has been a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives since 2006, was victorious in his Democratic primary for state senate on Sept. 11 and became the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the state senate as a freshman.

COMMENTARY: Time for next generation of LGBT leaders to step forward

So today, as we observe World AIDS Day, it is painful to watch the divide grow even larger in the LGBT community. But there is always hope. Hope that a new generation steps up to the plate and hits a grand slam for LGBT equality.