Gay Chinese Americans have made headlines in Georgia and California this week as Alex Wan and Evan Low were elected to high ranking political posts. Wan, the first Asian American and openly gay man elected to District 6 of the Atlanta City Council, now sits on the so-called “gay seat” which has been occupied by a gay person for the past 12 years, but never by a gay Asian person.
Evan Low, 26, also made history with his election as the nation’s youngest openly gay and youngest Asian American mayor. In addition to his newly acquired duties as mayor, Low works full time as senior district representative to Assemblyman Paul Fong, D-Sunnyvale, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in public administration from San Jose State University.
Low is very committed to the city of Campbell. "For me, it's about making a difference in the community I live in," he said. "Campbell is my home."