Freshman Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO, 2nd district.) is the first openly gay man elected as a freshman (he joins out members Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank). I met Jared prior to his election and the first impression I had is that he would bring a breath of fresh air to the often stodgy environment in DC. Let’s just say he doesn’t have an ego the size of the Capitol.
Rep. Polis has been highly visible, carrying a camera around to document his travails of getting settled in on the Hill for CNN. He was interviewed to give folks an overview of the kind of things he has had to deal with so far. Take a look:
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* 2007 International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference: blogs, the media and state of the movement
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