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First Openly Gay Black State Legislator

Rep. Jason Bartlett, a Connecticut state legislator, became America’s first openly gay black statewide-elected politician yesterday when he came out to the press and public for the first time. The Danbury Democrat ended widespread speculation about his sexuality during an interview with the Danbury News Times. “For me the decision came down to why not now,” Bartlett told the paper. …

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