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Asked at age 21 what most concerned him about coming out, Josue “Josh” Pierre recalls saying, “Because of this, I will never be a partner at this firm and I will never be a US senator.” Now 37 and proudly out for well over a decade, Pierre isn’t yet vying for the US Senate, but he is running for State Senate. Comment
Manhattan drag artist and LGBTQ advocate Marti Gould Cummings is running for City Council from Upper Manhattan in 2021, they announced September 5. Cummings, 32, aims to make their biggest foray yet into the political world after having founded Hell’s Kitchen Democrats and landing positions on the mayor’s Nightlife Advisory Board and Manhattan Community Board 9. Comment
With messages like “Trump, build the wall” and flags emblazoned with “Trump 2020,” the apparent celebration of straight people in Boston on August 31 seemed to be less about sexual orientation and more about championing the causes of the far right. Comment

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