Friday, January 7, 2011

Cicilline becomes fourth openly gay member of Congress

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., has joined Reps. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Jared Polis, D-Colo. (pictured), as the only openly gay and lesbian members of the U.S. Congress

"This is an historic day for LGBT Americans, and another step toward a government that truly reflects our country's diversity," said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. 

The Washington Post named Cicilline one of its 10 freshmen to watch.