US mid-term elections: Four out gay representatives

Published: November 3, 2010

There are now four out gay men and women in the US House of Representatives after David Cicilline, a Democrat, won the Rhode Island congressional seat being vacated by retiring Representative Patrick Kennedy.

Democrats Tammy Baldwin, Barney Frank, and Jared Polis also retained their seats in the US mid-term elections.

Mr Cicilline, 49, is the out gay mayor of Providence, Rhode Island. He won the seat by 51 to 44 per cent.There are now four out gay men and women in the US House of Representatives after David Cicilline, a Democrat, won the Rhode Island congressional seat being vacated by retiring Representative Patrick Kennedy.

Democrats Tammy Baldwin, Barney Frank, and Jared Polis also retained their seats in the US mid-term elections.

Mr Cicilline, 49, is the out gay mayor of Providence, Rhode Island. He won the seat by 51 to 44 per cent.

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