List of LGBT Americans in the United States Congress
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|Tammy Baldwin||Wisconsin||Democratic||2013–present||First openly gay person to be elected to the Senate|
House of Representatives
|Stewart McKinney||Connecticut||Republican||1971-1987||Died (Complications due to AIDS) Out to several friends, but not to the media or his constituents.|
|Robert Bauman||Maryland||Republican||1973-1981||Lost reelection in 1981, came out afterward|
|Gerry Studds||Massachusetts||Democratic||1973-1997||First member of Congress to come out as gay (in 1983); First openly gay committee chairman (Merchant Marine and Fisheries, 1990–1995)|
|Jon Hinson||Mississippi||Republican||1979-1981||Resigned in 1981, came out afterward|
|Barney Frank||Massachusetts||Democratic||1981-2013||First LGBT member of Congress to be married while in office|
|Steve Gunderson||Wisconsin||Republican||1981-1997||Outed on the floor of the House in 1994|
|Jim Kolbe||Arizona||Republican||1985-2007||Came out in 1996 after voting for the Defense of Marriage Act|
|Michael Huffington||California||Republican||1993-1995||Came out as bisexual in 1998, the first bisexual to have been elected to Congress|
|Mark Foley||Florida||Republican||1995-2006||Resigned after congressional page incidents. Came out in 2006 post-resignation.|
|Tammy Baldwin||Wisconsin||Democratic||1999-2013||First lesbian to be elected to Congress|
|Mike Michaud||Maine||Democratic||2003-2015||Came out in 2013. Ran for Governor in 2014|
|Jared Polis||Colorado||Democratic||2009–present||First gay parent in Congress|
|David Cicilline||Rhode Island||Democratic||2011–present|
|Sean Patrick Maloney||New York||Democratic||2013–present|
|Mark Takano||California||Democratic||2013–present||First non-white LGBT person to be elected to Congress|
|Kyrsten Sinema||Arizona||Democratic||2013–present||First out bisexual to be elected to Congress|
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