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Sharice Davids Becomes First Lesbian Native American Elected To Congress

Democrat Sharice Davids made history in multiple ways on Tuesday night as she delivered a stunning blow to Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas’s Third Congressional District.

Davids, a former mixed martial arts fighter and attorney, is the first Native American woman and the first lesbian Native American elected to Congress. She is replacing Yoder, who served four terms in Congress and voted for both the GOP tax cuts and the GOP attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Jared Polis Becomes First Openly Gay Governor Elected

Jared Polis has won the Colorado governor’s race, becoming the first openly gay person to be elected governor in America.

Polis, a Democrat who has served in the House of Representatives since 2009, did not attempt to hide his sexual orientation on the campaign trail, and sometimes used it to emphasize the contrast between himself and President Donald Trump’s administration.

Man Who Claims He Had A Sexual Affair With Former President Obama Running For Office In Florida

Two Democratic African-American candidates with experience on the Cocoa City Council are running for the mayor's seat in Cocoa.

The third candidate in the race — who has not held elective office — is Larry Sinclair, who has a long rap sheet and a history of circulating a widely ridiculed story of a drug-fueled gay encounter with Barack Obama in 1999.

The interesting mix is in part the result of the Cocoa mayor contest being nonpartisan and requiring no primary. So the controversies got lost in the shuffle of the first round of voting. 

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Woman Tricks Pro Trump Voters Into Donating $100K For College By Pretending To Be A Black Republican

A young black woman reportedly tricked Republicans into crowdfunding more than $100,000 towards her college fees, after posing as a Donald Trump supporter.

The woman, tweeting under the handle @chckpeas, posted on Twitter about her supposed support for the Republican Party on October 27—only to later blast Trump as “homophobic” and “transphobic” after raising the money.

“I will not hide any longer,” she first wrote, “The left has made us feel as if us black republicans should hide!! but not anymore!! #BlacksForTrump #WalkAway #maga.”

Gay Man Accuses Senator Cory Booker Of Sexually Assaulting Him In A Restroom

A gay man who describes claims he is a  liberal Democrat is accusing New Jersey Senator Cory Booker of sexually assaulting him in 2014. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous for now, penned a lengthy open letter that was posted on Twitter. In the letter, he describes the assault that occurred in a bathroom following a meeting at his workplace, where the two met.

The letter goes into detail.

Senator Lindsey Graham Denies Being Gay After Chelsea Handler Tweet

Via TMZ

Lindsey Graham is going high in response to Chelsea Handler going low ... after she claimed to out him on Twitter.

We got the Senator from South Carolina Friday at Reagan National Airport, and asked him about Handler's #NationalComingOutDay tweet. Instead of blasting her -- as many others have -- Graham insisted Chelsea had every right to say whatever she wants. As he put it ... it's a free country. 

If you’re wondering why Republicans took a sick day today, it’s probably because it’s #NationalComingOutDay. Looking at you @LindseyGrahamSC

Amy Schumer Among Protesters Arrested At Anti Kavanaugh Rally In DC

Thousands of protesters — including sexual assault survivors and their allies — were already gathered just after noon outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh currently works, in a last-ditch effort to appeal to the Senate to vote no on his confirmation.

In the afternoon, they marched to the Hart Senate Office Building, where police began making arrests for civil disobedience, protesters confirmed. Amy Schumer was amoung those arrested CNN confirmed.

Trump Administration Denying Visas Of Same Sex Partners Of Diplomats

Donald Trump's administration began denying visas to the unmarried, same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and officials and employees of the United Nations this week — making marriage a requirement to be eligible for a visa. 

The policy was made effective Monday.

It comes despite the fact that the majority of countries do not recognize same-sex marriage and many same-sex couples face prosecution in their own countries. 

78 Year Old Former Mayor Of DC Kicked Out Of Gay Club After Because He Didn't Have ID

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D.C. Council member Vincent Gray, a former mayor of the city, says he was injured when a bouncer at a nightclub pushed him on Saturday, causing him to fall.

Gray, 75, told police an employee pushed him at the gay bar the DC Eagle, leaving him with injuries. The Metropolitan Police Department classified the report as assault.

"I wound up hitting the pavement. I just went flat out on my back on the pavement. And he literally came out and stood over me and said, 'You're faking,'" Gray told News4.