More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Historic Election Night for LGBT Americans
The first sitting President to endorse marriage equality was re-elected, despite claims from some pundits that his support for the LGBT community would hurt him at the polls.
Tammy Baldwin will be the first out United States Senator.
An attempt at constitutionally banning marriage equality was rejected by voters in Minnesota.
If current results hold up, Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema will become the first out-Bisexual federal lawmaker in American history.
Out Representatives Jared Polis and David Cicilline were re-elected, and they will be joined in Congress by New York Representative-Elect Sean Patrick Maloney and Wisconsin Representative-Elect Marc Pocan, and possibly both Sinema and California schoolteacher Mark Takano, growing the ranks of LGBT Representatives to six.
Takano, an Asian American, would also become the first LGBT person of color to ever serve in Congress.
The last remaining Iowa judge who supported marriage equality in 2009 was re-elected.
New York Republican state Senator Mark Grisanti won re-election despite a NOM-led campaign against him for supporting marriage equality last year.
San Diego might become the first major American city with a gay Republican as its mayor.
A pretty good day at the polls for supporters of the LGBT community, I'd say.
This month the United States Supreme Court will issue decisions on two cases critical to marriage equality. GLAAD is working with media outlets and couples around the country to push for marriage. Follow GLAAD for up to date news about the Supreme Court's decision at www.glaad.org/marriage