Friday, January 2, 2009

A Little Queer Trivia

What is the largest city in the United States with an openly gay mayor?

Before yesterday, the answer would have been Providence, Rhode Island , with a population of just over 175,000. David Cicilline has been mayor of Providence since 2003.

As of 12:01 am, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, however, the correct answer is: Portland, Oregon, with a population of over half a million. Sam Adams, former Portland , Oregon City Commissioner, was sworn in as Portland’s mayor by Oregon Supreme Court Justice Virginia Linder on New Year’s Day.

Interestingly enough, Providence Mayor Cicilline, is still the only openly gay mayor of a state capitol in the U.S. (Oregon’s state capitol is Salem).

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