You are currently browsing posts tagged with Openly-Gay Politicians

We’re #1: 2012 Election Was An Election Of Firsts For AAPIs

November 8th, 2012 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

This year’s election was an election of firsts. Not least of all for our people, who are often left out of election and post-election talk altogether. A brief recap:

MAZIE HIRONO (D-HI) becomes the first Asian American woman elected to the Senate, and the first woman senator representing Hawaii. She’s also the first Senator born in Japan, and she’s Buddhist. Plus her name is Mazie–from the Japanese “Meiji,” pronounced “May-zee”–which officially gives her the coolest name in Congress.

TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D-IL), who will represent the 8th Congressional District of Illinois, becomes the first Thai American and the first disabled woman veteran elected to Congress. She’s fluent in Thai, Indonesian, and before she was deployed to Iraq in 2004, she was pursuing her Ph.D. She was a US Army combat helicopter pilot in Iraq when the Black Hawk she was co-piloting was hit by an RPG, causing damage to her right arm and the loss of both her legs. Now, thanks to prosthetics, she is fully mobile. So yes, she is more badass than anyone you know.

GRACE MENG (D-NY), from New Yorks’s 6th Congressional District, becomes the Continue reading We’re #1: 2012 Election Was An Election Of Firsts For AAPIs

Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Meow-ing At Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong

June 3rd, 2011 | 5 comments | Posted by Jen

Don’t fuck with Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong. She’s the first openly-gay member of the Australian cabinet and the first Asian-born federal minister, not to mention the first person who’ll cut your dick off if you meow at her like a pussy during a parliamentary hearing.

Watch below as Wong takes Senator David Bushby to school Wednesday for sexist behavior:

Meow? More like RAWR.

[HuffPo: Penny Wong, Australian Senator, Gets 'Meowed' During Debate (VIDEO, POLL)]

Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,