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Friday, November 7, 2008


San Diego -- There are now TWO openly gay members of congress: longtime Congressman Barney Frank and now Jared Polis of Colorado. And, President-elect Barrack Obama sought the advice of gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson as part of his outreach to diverse religious groups during the campaign.

Congressman-elect Polis is one of nearly 80 Gays who won in state and local races nationwide on Nov. 4th.

Other winners include Lupe Valdez, who won a second term as sheriff of Dallas County in Texas. Oregon's Kate Brown became the first openly bisexual secretary of state. And, John Perez became the first openly Gay Latino elected to the California legislature.

Meanwhile, anti-gay Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, a Colorado republican who was a prime force behind the drive for a federal marriage ban, lost her bid for re-election.

Gays who would like to serve in the Obama administration - and thousands will be hired as republicans leave the administration - can begin your journey for employment at www.glli.org/presidential .


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