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Gay man named Acting Air Force Secretary | VIDEO

Eric Fanning becomes the highest ranking LGBT person in the Defense Department, a remarkable feat considering the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is still fresh on everyone’s mind.

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.

Gay congressional candidate wins key primary in Wisconsin

The next openly gay member of Congress will almost certainly be Wisconsin State Rep. Mark Pocan, a progressive small business owner who won the Democratic primary Tuesday night in the Congressional District that has been represented by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin for the past 14 years.

More than 50 LGBT candidates win elections across America

At least 53 of 75 candidates endorsed by the Victory Fund won their elections, and two races remain undecided. Of the 75 candidates endorsed by the Victory Fund in 2011, 46 were non-incumbents, 22 were women and 15 were people of color.

First African-American lesbian lawmaker to speak at Women's Pride Brunch

“I will tell my story of moving from an organizer and activist in the LGBT community, to running for political office to fight for the rights of all people,” says Georgia state Rep. Simone Bell, the history-making lawmaker who will be the keynote speaker at the San Diego Women's Pride Brunch.