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Even More Good Election News: MA City Elects America’s Youngest Gay Mayor

Alex Morse, had a good Tuesday: The 22-year-old Brown graduate was just elected mayor of Holyoke, MA—no mean feat for an out gay guy who’s barely legal to drink.
Born and raised in Holyoke, a town of some 40,000 people not far from Springfield, Morse has spent most of his life in public service: He founded the LGBT nonprofit Holyoke for All, served on the Massachusetts Governor’s LGBT Commission, worked in City Hall in Providence, RI, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Holyoke Community Land Trust, the Latino Scholarship Association and the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library.

Heck, he even started a youth baseball league.

“Alex is a force of nature, and proof that young LGBT Americans are determined to live authentic lives as they build their careers.  We’re incredibly proud of the campaign he ran,” said Chuck Wolfe, president of the Victory Fund, which heartily endorsed Morse early on.

God, do we feel old and lazy.

Source: GayPolitics.com; Image: Adam Morse for Mayor Campaign

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7 Comments

  • ke

    Good for him!

  • ealbochhhkh

    what a queen

  • Brian

    Go Alex, go!

  • Riker

    Congrats to him. Maybe once he makes a name for himself, he’ll run for mayor of Boston. Mayor Mumbles sure wouldn’t be missed.

  • Hate to...

    Hate to trivialize this but…what a cutie! :-D

  • jonjon1968

    Way to go, Adam! Now do like Sarah Palin and move up to governor and become a contender for the White House! We need you!

  • Jim Hlavac

    Well, good for him. There seems to have been a slew of gay mayors elected Tuesday. Mayor Parker in Houston (2,000,000 in that city, far more than Holyoke, eh?) And a few others, and city council members all over the place. But in all this really good news is a bit of even stranger good news.

    It seems that in Chatham Borough New Jersey, a gay man was elected mayor too – by 1,167 to 847 votes, such a tiny place it is. Not only gay, but an African-American guy too. And not only that — a Republican! What is the nation coming to when African-American gay men become Republicans and get elected mayor? Why, I’d say a lot better nation indeed.

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