The list is limited to officials who were "out" at the time of their election to office. Lesbian state elected official: Elaine Noble,Massachusetts legislature. Gay state elected official: Allan Spear,Minnesota Senate.
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Born in New York ingay rights activist and community leader Harvey Milk made history when he became one of the first openly gay officials in the United States inwhen he was elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors. He was tragically shot and killed the following year, and numerous books and films have been made about his life. Reared in a small middle-class Jewish family, Milk was one of two boys born to William and Minerva Milk.
The New York Police Department apologized last week to the gay community for the raid of the Stonewall Inn, the fallout of which is widely credited with spurring the contemporary gay rights movement at home and abroad. Although relatively new to the United States, gay reparation has been debated and legislated around the world for close to two decades and is a logical progression in the maturation of the gay rights movement. Having largely secured rights once thought to be virtually unattainable — especially same-sex marriage — gay activists, especially in Western democracies, are turning their attention to addressing the historical legacies of homosexual repression. Although there is no one-size-fits-all model when it comes to gay reparation, countries have taken three distinct approaches.
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A man faces deportation to Malaysiawhere homosexuality is illegal, after the Home Office said it did not believe he was gay — suggesting it was suspicious that he did not have a boyfriend. Yew Fook Sam, also known as Sam, claims he will be persecuted and imprisoned for his sexuality if he is deported to Malaysia, where homosexual acts are punishable under federal and sometimes sharia law. He fears he will be forced to undergo gay conversion therapy should he be returned to the country, where the opposition leader last year blamed gay people for causing earthquakes and a lesbian couple were caned publicly for having sex in a car.
This is a list of political offices which have been held by a lesbiangaybisexual or transgender person, with details of the first holder of each office. It should only list people who came out as LGBT before or during their terms in office; it should not list people who came out only after retiring from politics, or people who were outed by reference sources only after their death. The year in brackets refers to the year which the officeholder was elected as an openly LGBT person. If he or she came out during term of office it is referred to after the year in brackets.
As of the elections, the legislatures of 46 states have had at least one openly LGBT member; the first out person to serve in each of those states is listed here. The first openly gay judge in the United States was Stephen M. InThomas R.
In an unprecedented effort, 16 defenders from 15 countries participated over the three weeks of the 41st Session of t Since Sincewe have been committed to equal human rights for rainbow communities and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. We support LGBTI civil society worldwide through advocacy and research projects, and give grassroots movements a voice within international organisations.