WINDY CITY TIMES
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Mayoral contests in Seattle and Houston are being watched closely by LGBT advocates because the outcome Nov. 5 could be the election and re-election of openly gay mayors in two prominent U.S. cities, The Washington Blade reported. In Seattle, Washington State Sen. Ed Murray is in a strong position to unseat incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn to become that city's first openly gay mayor. In Houston, most consider incumbent Mayor Annise Parker, an out lesbian, as the frontrunner in a nine-candidate race.
More than two years after playing an influential role in the Obama administration's repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has been named president-elect of the Boy Scouts of America, according to The Huffington Post. The Boy Scouts voted in May to approve a resolution removing any ban on members based on sexual orientation alone, although gay Scout leaders are still prohibited.
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